The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Quick-Quick Slow Death 

When a foreign agent is caught trying to dispose of a body, the investigation leads Steed and Mrs. Peel to a dancing school that's infiltrating the country with enemy spies.


James Hill


Robert Banks Stewart (teleplay by)


Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Eunice Gayson ... Lucille Banks
Maurice Kaufmann ... Ivor Bracewell
Carole Gray ... Nicki
Larry Cross ... Chester Read
James Belchamber ... Peever
John Woodnutt ... Captain Noble
Alan Gerrard Alan Gerrard ... Fintry
David Kernan ... Piedi
Colin Ellis Colin Ellis ... Bernard
Graham Armitage ... Huggins
Charles Hodgson Charles Hodgson ... Syder
Ronald Govey Ronald Govey ... Bank Manager
Michael Peake Michael Peake ... Willi Fehr




An unidentified corpse is discovered after foreign agent Willi Fehr has tried to dispose of him . A tattoo shows him to have been Arthur Peever and leads the avengers to the Terpsichorean Techniques dance school run by the formidable Lucille Banks where Emma goes undercover as an instructress and Steed poses as a client. Here they discover a plot to kill lonely, unattached punters and replace them with enemy agents, infiltrating the country. Written by don @ minifie-1

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John Steed: Now you, Mrs. Peel, back to your pupils, and be quick-quick slow about it.
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Dancing with danger
3 March 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Quick-Quick Slow Death" is definitely one episode where the plot is secondary, and was the third not to be shown in the US. A plot about infiltration through a dancing school could only work in this format, led by beautiful Eunice Gayson, best known as Sylvia Trench, the first girl bedded by James Bond in both "Dr. No" and "From Russia with Love." Graham Armitage returned for "The Correct Way to Kill," David Kernan returned for "Never, Never Say Die," and James Belchamber returned for "Get-A-Way!" (Charles Hodgson had already appeared in "Double Danger"). Making his only appearance on the show is veteran screen villain Maurice Kaufmann, then husband of Honor Blackman ('Cathy Gale' herself), while Carole Gray, a frequent presence in horrors like "Devils of Darkness," "Curse of the Fly," "The Brides of Fu Manchu," and "Island of Terror," would only total six other credits in her brief but memorable career.

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5 February 1966 (UK) See more »

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