The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Dead Man's Treasure 

The hunt for a murdered courier's despatch leads Steed and Emma to a deadly car race with a "shocking" surprise at the finish line. It takes The Avengers to flag down the murderers and apply the brakes to their plans.

Director:

Sidney Hayers

Writer:

Michael Winder (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Norman Bowler ... Mike
Valerie Van Ost ... Penny
Edwin Richfield ... Alex
Neil McCarthy ... Carl
Arthur Lowe ... Benstead
Ivor Dean ... Bates
Rio Fanning Rio Fanning ... Danvers
Penny Bird Penny Bird ... Miss Peabody
Gerry Crampton ... 1st Guest
Peter J. Elliott Peter J. Elliott ... 2nd Guest
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Storyline

Agent Danvers dies in Steed's flat before he can give the exact location of a valuable dispatch that he has hidden. The flat is bugged and the avengers are pursued by a number of people taking part in a treasure hunt car rally organized by car-mad George Benstead to find the missing dispatch - the end result being truly shocking in the literal sense. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-G
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1968 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ivor Dean playing Bates the butler is better known as Inspector Teal in "The Saint". See more »

Goofs

Steed's Bentley is a different car this time. Usually the license number is RX 6180, but this time it is UW 4887. See more »

Quotes

Sir George Benstead: Of course I never married. Went into my cars instead. Distinct advantages...
John Steed: You can switch a car off.
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Steed and Emma enter a rally race.
7 December 2018 | by tandlich1See all my reviews

When a courier is murdered, Steed and Mrs. Peel wrangle an invitation to a rally car race in hopes of finding the missing dispatches. The clues are included in the race map and instructions causing several humourous moments between Steed, Emma, and their respective partners. Ivor Dean, who portrayed Inspector Claude Eustace Teel in many The Saint episodes, guest stars as the butler Bates. Valerie Van Ost steals every scene as the ditzy blonde whose numerous past fiancees had all met with tragic and comic ends.


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