The New Avengers (1976–1977)
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The New Avengers uncover an operation that is substituting doubles for politicians and other high ranking members of society. All the lookalikes seem to have been found amongst the drunks ... See full summary »

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James Hill
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Gareth Hunt ... Mike Gambit
Joanna Lumley ... Purdey
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Dr. Prator
Edward Petherbridge ... Mullins
Richard Leech ... Craig Terrison
Neil Hallett ... Mark Clifford
Annabel Leventon Annabel Leventon ... Wendy Clifford
David Webb David Webb ... Harold Bilston
Donald Hewlett ... Torrance
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Tramp
Jill Melford Jill Melford ... Sheila Rainor
Michael Sheard ... Peters
Robert Putt Robert Putt ... Attendant
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Storyline

The New Avengers uncover an operation that is substituting doubles for politicians and other high ranking members of society. All the lookalikes seem to have been found amongst the drunks and derelicts of The Mission for the Distressed and Needy, so Gambit pretends to be a drunk named Walton, while Purdey infiltrates the organization on her own as 'Lollita'. Meanwhile, is Steed still himself, or is there a replacement in his stead? Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1978 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shares a similar plot device, people being replaced by doubles, as the Avengers episode Man with Two Shadows (S3 E3) from 1963. See more »

Goofs

After the removal of his appendix after Clifford had died they make reference to it leaving a scar this is impossible after death See more »

Quotes

Mike Gambit: [posing as Gambit's double Walton] Supposin' we bump into each other?
Dr. Prator: No fear of that. Mullins intends bumping into him first. Don't you, Mullins?
Mullins: Not so much a bump as a 'twang'.
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References Lolita (1962) See more »

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Who's who?
29 May 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

The fans of the series have already noticed that this episode is more than inspired by the other one from Diana Rigg's era, called WHO'S WHO and another from Linda Thorson's era called THEY KEEP KILLING STEED. This one had the potential to be great but it unfortunately failed. Too light hearted for my taste. yes, it could have been great.


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