The New Avengers

Seasons 1 & 2, 1976-7

Episode Guide

Clicking the randomly-selected images above takes you directly to the episodes pictured.

Episodes are listed in order of first transmission by ATV Midlands, as used in Dave Rogers’ books. You may resort the table by clicking on the headings.
Legend for this table - all dates are in dd/mm/yy format

Series 1

# Episode Produced London ATV North Anglia BTV CTV GTV South STV TT UTV WTV HTV YTV ABN2 ABV2 CBS TF1
01 The Eagle’s Nest April 76 19/10/76
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22/10/76
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22/10/76
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19/10/76
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22/10/76
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22/10/76
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22/10/76
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22/10/76
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22/10/76
8.00pm
17/10/76
7.50pm
22/10/76
8.00pm
9/02/77
8.30pm
9/02/77
8.30pm
15/09/78
11.30pm
22/01/77
9.45pm
02 House of Cards May 76 26/10/76
8.00pm
29/10/76
8.00pm
29/10/76
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26/10/76
8.00pm
29/10/76
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29/10/76
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29/10/76
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29/10/76
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29/10/76
8.00pm
21/11/76
7.50pm
29/10/76
8.00pm
23/02/77
8.30pm
23/02/77
8.30pm
20/10/78
11.30pm
30/12/76
8.30pm
03 The Last of the Cybernauts...? May 76 2/11/76
8.00pm
5/11/76
8.00pm
5/11/76
8.00pm
2/11/76
8.00pm
5/11/76
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5/11/76
8.00pm
5/11/76
8.00pm
28/11/76
7.50pm
5/11/76
8.00pm
6/04/77
8.30pm
6/04/77
8.30pm
9/03/79
11:30pm
21/12/76
8.30pm
05 Cat Amongst the Pigeons July 76 16/11/76
8.00pm
12/11/76
8.00pm
12/11/76
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16/11/76
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12/11/76
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12/11/76
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12/11/76
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12/11/76
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12/11/76
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12/11/76
8.00pm
12/11/76
8.00pm
31/10/76
7.50pm
19/11/76
8.00pm
30/03/77
8.30pm
30/03/77
8.30pm
17/11/78
11.30pm
8/01/77
9.30pm
04 The Midas Touch April 76 9/11/76
8.00pm
19/11/76
8.00pm
19/11/76
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9/11/76
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19/11/76
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19/11/76
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19/11/76
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19/11/76
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19/11/76
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19/11/76
8.00pm
19/11/76
8.00pm
19/11/76
8.00pm
24/10/76
7.50pm
12/11/76
8.00pm
16/02/77
8.30pm
16/02/77
8.30pm
1/12/78
11.30pm
28/12/76
8.30pm
06 Target! July 76 23/11/76
8.00pm
26/11/76
8.00pm
26/11/76
8.00pm
23/11/76
8.00pm
26/11/76
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26/11/76
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26/11/76
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26/11/76
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26/11/76
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26/11/76
8.00pm
26/11/76
8.00pm
26/11/76
8.00pm
7/11/76
7.50pm
26/11/76
8.00pm
2/03/77
8.30pm
2/03/77
8.30pm
22/09/78
11.30pm
23/12/76
8.30pm
07 To Catch a Rat June 76 30/11/76
8.00pm
3/12/76
8.00pm
3/12/76
8.00pm
30/11/76
8.00pm
3/12/76
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3/12/76
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3/12/76
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3/12/76
8.00pm
3/12/76
8.00pm
3/12/76
8.00pm
3/12/76
8.00pm
3/12/76
8.00pm
14/11/76
7.50pm
3/12/76
8.00pm
9/03/77
8.30pm
9/03/77
8.30pm
16/02/79
11.30pm
15/01/77
9.35pm
08 The Tale of the Big Why August 76 7/12/76
8.00pm
10/12/76
8.00pm
10/12/76
8.00pm
7/12/76
8.00pm
10/12/76
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10/12/76
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10/12/76
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10/12/76
8.00pm
10/12/76
8.00pm
27/03/77
7.25pm
10/12/76
8.00pm
23/03/77
8.30pm
23/03/77
8.30pm
2/02/79
11.30pm
29/01/77
9.30pm
09 Faces July 76 14/12/76
8.00pm
17/12/76
8.00pm
17/12/76
8.00pm
14/12/76
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17/12/76
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17/12/76
8.00pm
6/03/77
7.25pm
17/12/76
8.00pm
27/04/77
8.30pm
27/04/77
8.30pm
13/10/78
11.30pm
12/02/77
9.30pm
10 Sleeper October 76 12/01/77
8.00pm
7/01/77
7.30pm
7/01/77
7.30pm
12/01/77
8.00pm
16/03/77
8.00pm
7/01/77
7.30pm
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7/01/77
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16/03/77
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7/01/77
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12/12/76
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16/03/77
8.00pm
13/04/77
8.30pm1
13/04/77
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6/10/78
11.30pm
19/02/77
9.35pm
11 Three Handed Game August 76 19/01/77
8.00pm
14/01/77
7.30pm
14/01/77
7.30pm
19/01/77
8.00pm
30/03/77
8.00pm
14/01/77
7.30pm
30/03/77
8.00pm
14/01/77
8.00pm
30/03/77
8.00pm
30/03/77
8.00pm
14/01/77
7.30pm
14/01/77
7.30pm
5/12/76
7.50pm
30/03/77
8.00pm
11/05/77
8.30pm2
16/03/77
8.30pm
12/01/79
11.30pm
5/02/77
9.30pm
12 Dirtier by the Dozen October 76 5/01/77
8.00pm
21/01/77
7.30pm
21/01/77
7.30pm
5/01/77
8.00pm
9/03/77
8.00pm
21/01/77
7.30pm
9/03/77
8.00pm
21/01/77
8.00pm
9/03/77
8.00pm
9/03/77
8.00pm
21/01/77
7.30pm
21/01/77
7.30pm
19/12/76
7.50pm
9/03/77
8.00pm
4/05/77
8.35pm1
4/05/77
8.35pm1
22/12/78
11.30pm
5/03/77
9.45pm
13 Gnaws October 76 21/12/76
8.00pm
28/01/77
7.30pm
28/01/77
7.30pm
21/12/76
8.00pm
2/03/77
8.00pm
28/01/77
7.30pm
2/03/77
8.00pm
28/01/77
8.00pm
2/03/77
8.00pm
2/03/77
8.00pm
28/01/77
7.30pm
28/01/77
7.30pm
13/03/77
7.25pm
2/03/77
8.00pm
20/04/77
8.30pm
20/04/77
8.30pm
29/12/78
11.30pm
26/02/77
9.30pm

  1. Three Handed Game was pre-empted in NSW and the ACT by a Rod Stewart concert film, Rod the Mod Comes of Age. See “The Avengers Down-under” for more information.
  2. Sleeper is listed in nearly every single Australian broadcast schedule against both April 13 and May 4, 1977 but the repetition has been found to be an error and Dirtier by the Dozen was shown on 4 May. See “The Avengers Down-under” for more information.

Series 2

# Episode Produced London ATV North Anglia BTV CTV GTV South STV TT UTV WTV HTV YTV ABN2 ABV2 CBS TF1
14 Dead Men are Dangerous 12/05/77 8/09/77
8.00pm
9/09/77
8.00pm
8/09/77
8.00pm
8/09/77
8.00pm
9/09/77
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9/09/77
8.00pm
9/09/77
8.00pm
23/01/78
8.30pm
23/01/78
8.30pm
24/11/78
11.30pm
30/06/79
9.35pm
15 Angels of Death 8/07/77 15/09/77
8.00pm
16/09/77
8.00pm
15/09/77
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15/09/77
8.00pm
16/09/77
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15/09/77
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15/09/77
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15/09/77
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15/09/77
8.00pm
16/09/77
8.00pm
16/09/77
8.00pm
20/02/78
8.30pm
20/02/78
8.30pm
29/09/78
11.30pm
21/07/79
9.35pm
16 Medium Rare May 77 22/09/77
8.00pm
23/09/77
8.00pm
22/09/77
8.00pm
22/09/77
8.00pm
23/09/77
8.00pm
22/09/77
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8.00pm
23/09/77
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23/09/77
8.00pm
13/02/78
8.30pm
13/02/78
8.30pm
26/01/79
11.30pm
7/07/79
9.35pm
17 The Lion and the Unicorn 15/09/77 29/09/77
8.00pm
30/09/77
8.00pm
29/09/77
8.00pm
29/09/77
8.00pm
30/09/77
8.00pm
29/09/77
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30/09/77
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29/09/77
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29/09/77
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30/09/77
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29/09/77
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29/09/77
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30/09/77
8.00pm
30/09/77
8.00pm
27/02/78
8.30pm
27/02/78
8.30pm
15/12/78
11.30pm
28/07/79
9.35pm
18 Obsession 22/06/77 6/10/77
8.00pm
7/10/77
8.00pm
6/10/77
8.00pm
6/10/77
8.00pm
7/10/77
8.00pm
6/10/77
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6/10/77
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7/10/77
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6/10/77
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7/10/77
8.00pm
7/10/77
8.00pm
6/02/78
8.30pm
6/02/78
8.30pm
10/11/78
11.30pm
14/07/79
9.35pm
19 Trap 2/05/77 13/10/77
8.00pm
14/10/77
8.00pm
13/10/77
8.00pm
13/10/77
8.00pm
14/10/77
8.00pm
13/10/77
8.00pm
14/10/77
8.00pm
13/10/77
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13/10/77
8.00pm
14/10/77
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13/10/77
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13/10/77
8.00pm
14/10/77
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14/10/77
8.00pm
30/01/78
8.30pm
30/01/78
8.30pm
2/03/79
11.30pm
23/06/79
9.35pm
20 Hostage February 77 17/11/77
8.00pm
21/10/77
8.00pm
17/11/77
8.00pm
17/11/77
8.00pm
21/10/77
8.00pm
17/11/77
8.00pm
21/10/77
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17/11/77
8.00pm
17/11/77
8.00pm
21/10/77
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17/11/77
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17/11/77
8.00pm
21/10/77
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21/10/77
8.00pm
6/03/78
8.30pm
6/03/78
8.30pm
8/12/78
11.30pm
16/06/79
9.35pm
21 K is for Kill - The Tiger Awakes September 77 27/10/77
8.00pm
28/10/77
8.00pm
27/10/77
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27/10/77
8.00pm
28/10/77
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27/10/77
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28/10/77
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27/10/77
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27/10/77
8.00pm
28/10/77
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27/10/77
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27/10/77
8.00pm
28/10/77
8.00pm
28/10/77
8.00pm
13/03/78
8.30pm
13/03/78
8.30pm
23/03/79
11.30pm1
4/08/79
9.45pm
22 K is for Kill - Tiger by the Tail September 77 3/11/77
8.00pm
4/11/77
8.00pm
3/11/77
8.00pm
3/11/77
8.00pm
4/11/77
8.00pm
3/11/77
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4/11/77
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3/11/77
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3/11/77
8.00pm
4/11/77
8.00pm
3/11/77
8.00pm
3/11/77
8.00pm
4/11/77
8.00pm
4/11/77
8.00pm
20/03/78
8.30pm
20/03/78
8.30pm
24/03/79
12.45am1
11/08/79
9.40pm
23 Complex 3/10/77 10/11/77
8.00pm
11/11/77
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10/11/77
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11/11/77
8.00pm
27/03/78
8.30pm
27/03/78
8.30pm
5/01/79
11.30pm
18/08/79
9.45pm
24 The Gladiators 12/10/77 6/09/78
11.25pm
18/11/77
8.00pm
8/12/77
8.00pm
27/08/78
11.00pm
18/11/77
8.00pm
8/12/77
8.00pm
18/11/77
8.00pm
8/12/77
8.00pm
8/12/77
8.00pm
18/11/77
8.00pm
8/12/77
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8/12/77
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18/11/77
8.00pm2
3/09/78
8.30pm
3/04/78
8.30pm
3/04/78
8.30pm
19/01/79
11.30pm
8/09/79
9.40pm
25 Forward Base 20/10/77 24/11/77
8.00pm
25/11/77
8.00pm
24/11/77
8.00pm
24/11/77
8.00pm
25/11/77
8.00pm
24/11/77
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24/11/77
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25/11/77
8.00pm
18/11/77
8.00pm
17/04/78
8.30pm
17/04/78
8.30pm
3/11/78
11.30pm
1/09/79
9.40pm
26 Emily 14/11/77 1/12/77
8.00pm
17/12/77
8.00pm
1/12/77
8.00pm
1/12/77
8.00pm
- 1/12/77
8.00pm
- 1/12/77
8.00pm
1/12/77
8.00pm
- 1/12/77
8.00pm
1/12/77
8.00pm
17/12/77
9.30pm
25/11/77
8.00pm
10/04/78
8.30pm
10/04/78
8.30pm
9/02/79
11.30pm
25/08/79
9.35pm

  1. CBS showed both parts of K is for Kill back to back as a series finale on 23 March 1976. In New York, part 2 started at 12:45am on 24 March 1979 but in Chicago it started at around 11:40pm on 23 March 1979. See “Broadcast” for more information.
  2. The Gladiators was rescheduled for 6 September 1978 at 11.25pm, which suggests it was pulled at the last minute on November 18 1977 despite being confirmed for HTV West. See “Broadcast” for more information.
Legend and cast lists
  • Television channels are listed with their acronym or short name, hovering over them will give you the full name. On small screens, these are automatically expanded as the table is redrawn.
  • Episodes are listed in order of first transmission to the Midlands area which is identical to that in Dave Rogers’ books except for the last episode of series 2.
    Also indicated is the production order of the episodes and regional and international transmission dates (Sydney, Melbourne, New York and Paris).
  • The cast and crew lists are as complete as possible, and readers should note that they are often more informative than the originally broadcast credits; that is, I have included complete character names, if known, in place of a single name - the addition in italics - (e.g. “Doctor Maybach von Claus” instead of “von Claus”); and uncredited characters are also listed. Some of these have been identified by a combination of script listings, call sheets, research and good luck; if you see a mistake or can identify someone, let us know.
Media and archive status

All episodes have been recovered from private collections and film libraries and are now available to the public on DVD or digital download.

There have not been any good DVD releases of the series so few original items of paperwork or publicity still are available.

Production dates are from recovered paperwork but recent research by Mike Richardson has caused many of them to be revised. The production dates used here are from The Avengers Declassified. Bowler Hats and Kinky Boots (Mike Richardson, Telos Publishing 2014, First paperback edition) contains numerous variations.

Broadcast
    • All ITV regions that were showing The Avengers at the time took a week’s break if the episode was going to fall between Christmas Eve and December 27, as well as December 31 in 1976, and for the Britannia Awards on 20 October 1977.
    • The Gladiators was widely pre-empted for violent content by ITV channels and shown in late night timeslots after 10.30pm.
    • Anglia Television:
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 18 and then replaced with The Gladiators.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 25 and then replaced with Forward Base.
      • The Gladiators was not shown in the first run due to its violent content and was finally screened at 11.00pm on August 27 1978.
    • ATV:
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 17 and then replaced with Hostage.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 24 and then replaced with Forward Base. Emily was finally shown at 8pm on December 17.
    • Border Television and Grampian Television:
      • Border and Grampian stopped showing The New Avengers after stopping for Christmas 1976. They showed the last four episodes throughout March 1977. Guides only identify Sleeper so the order has been guessed based on the schedules of other channels.
      • Emily appears not to have been broadcast by Border or Grampian in the first run, if ever.
    • Channel Television:
      • Channel scheduled series 1 of The New Avengers in the same timeslot as other regions, such as ATV and Southern, but no newspaper listing I’ve checked specify the episode order; it has been assumed they were the same as the other channels.
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 17 and then replaced with Hostage.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 24 and then replaced with Forward Base. Emily was shown at 8pm on December 1.
      • Listings do not specify that The Gladiators was shown on December 8 1977 but it’s the only episode not accounted for. It’s possible it was delayed until May 23 1978 when an episode was screened at the 11.30pm timeslot.
    • Granada Television:
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 17 and then replaced with Hostage.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 24 and then replaced with Forward Base. Emily was shown at 8pm on December 1.
    • Harlech Television:
      • The Moel-y-Parc transmitter was knocked out by a thunder storm on October 17 1976, affecting West Wales reception of The Eagle’s Nest.
      • The Gladiators was rescheduled for 6 September 1978 at 11.25pm, which suggests it was pulled at the last minute on November 18 1977 despite being confirmed for HTV West.
    • Scottish Television:
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 17 and then replaced with Hostage.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 24 and then replaced with Forward Base. Emily was shown at 8pm on December 1.
    • Southern Television:
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 17 and then replaced with Hostage.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 24 and then replaced with Forward Base. Emily was shown at 8pm on December 1.
      • Listings do not specify that The Gladiators was shown on December 8 1977 but it’s the only episode not accounted for.
    • Thames Television:
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 17 and then replaced with Hostage.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 24 and then replaced with Forward Base. Emily was shown at 8pm on December 1.
      • The Gladiators was not shown in the first run due to its violent content and was finally screened at 11.25pm on September 6 1978.
    • Tyne Tees Television:
      • It’s possible that The Gladiators was not shown on November 18 1977 as scheduled, and the last two episodes moved up the schedule, as the series ends a week earlier than expected and there is no listing for Emily.
        That would put Forward Base on November 18 and Emily on November 25.
    • Ulster Television:
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 17 and then replaced with Hostage.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 24 and then replaced with Forward Base. Emily was shown at 8pm on December 1.
      • Listings do not specify that The Gladiators was shown on December 8 1977 but it’s the only episode not accounted for.
    • Westward Television:
      • Forward Base was scheduled for November 17 and then replaced with Hostage.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 24 and then replaced with Forward Base. Emily was shown at 8pm on December 1.
    • Yorkshire Television:
      • Yorkshire scheduled Medium Rare but must have forced into line with the rest of ITV and replaced it with the correct “first” episode, Dead Men are Dangerous.
      • Emily was scheduled for November 25 but apparently replaced with The Gladiators then finally screened on September 3 1978 at 10.30pm. However, I suspect the exact opposite occurred, based on scheduling of The Gladiators by other ITV companies, and have reversed these dates in my table above.
    • United States:
      • CBS bought The New Avengers for the American market, buoyed by reports of it being a highly rating show and hoping to steal a ratings winner from ABC, who had shown The Avengers in the past. However, they didn’t know how to fit it into their schedule and relegated it to an 11:30pm timeslot in New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles, and a 10:30pm timeslot in Chicago, ostensibly on the grounds that this was the time the youth market who were the target demographic for the show would be watching. I’ve found a letter to the Chicago Tribune (April 7 1979) suggesting that an earlier timeslot would open it to more viewers, but CBS were not swayed. They would do exactly the same thing to Return of the Saint at the end of 1979.
      • K is for Kill parts 1 and 2 were shown in one night as a long-form special finale for the American market. It’s slightly unclear if the episodes were edited into one, or simply shown back to back. I suspect the latter, as the New York Times and LA Times both have two entries for the night (11.30pm and 12.45am in New York, 11.30pm and 12.30am in LA, and Baltimore listed part 2 as starting at 12:40am), these areas all finished at 2am, whereas the Chicago Tribune simply listed The New Avengers at 10.30pm and a rock concert starting at 1am. Technically, the USA debut for this episode is on 23 March as Chicago ran an hour earlier and would have started the second part between 11:40 and 11:45pm, so as to be synchronised with East Coast broadcasts.
The Avengers Down-under
  • The New Avengers was heavily promoted by the A.B.C. in 1977 and The Women’s Weekly doted on Purdey’s fashions and haircut.
  • In a rare moment of synchronicity in Australia, every single episode of The New Avengers was screened on the same night and at the same time across the entire country (or at least, to metropolitan areas) - except one! On March 16 1977, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory viewers instead saw a Rod Stewart concert film, Rod the Mod Comes of Age instead of Three Handed Game. Victoria stuck to their guns and showed the Rod Stewart concert on the Friday night, March 18 1977.
  • Sleeper is listed in nearly every single Australian broadcast schedule against both April 13 and May 4, 1977. It has long been thought that the episode had been pre-empted in it’s original broadcast by Dirtier by the Dozen but The Bananacoast Opinion proves otherwise, and printed a lengthy exposé of the plot for Dirtier by the Dozen in their May 4 edition. This proves that the repetition in the listing was an error by the ABC publicity department, and Sleeper belongs in the 13th April 1977 listing.
  • Following the showing of series 2, the A.B.C. immediately showed a repeat run of the whole of series 1, meaning The New Avengers was broadcast from 23 January until 24 July in 1978 with only a single week break for the World Cup on 26 June 1978.
  • Series 2 was repeated from November 30 1979 until 25 January 1980, showing only nine of the thirteen episodes. Those that were not broadcast in the repeat screenings were Angels of Death, Complex, The Gladiators, and Forward Base. The finale of the repeat run was Emily. As far as I can tell, The New Avengers has never been broadcast in Australia since.
European broadcasts
# Episode France Switzerland French title Germany German title Netherlands Dutch title Italy Italian title Spain Spanish title
01 The Eagle’s Nest 22/01/77
9:35pm
7/12/76
8:25pm
Le Repaire de l’Aigle Der Adlerhorst 28/10/76
8:25pm
Het Adelaarsnest 19/05/78
8:40pm
Il nido dell’aquila
02 House of Cards 30/12/76
8:30pm
9/11/76
8:25pm
Le Château de Cartes 1/06/78
9:45pm
Herzdame 7/10/76
8:25pm
Kaarten des doods2 26/05/78
8:40pm
La casa di carte
03 The Last of the Cybernauts...? 21/12/76
8:30pm
16/11/76
8:15pm
Le dernier des Cybernautes Das stählerne Monster 21/10/76
8:25pm
De laatste de Cybernauten3 2/06/78
9:15pm
L’ultimo dei cibernauti 12/05/81
11:05pm
¿El último de los cibernautas?
05 Cat Amongst the Pigeons 8/01/77
9:30pm
14/12/76
8:15pm
Un chat parmi les pigeons 12/01/78
9:45pm
Wie aus heiterem Himmel 11/11/76
8:25pm
Een kat tussen de duiven 15/06/78
10:05pm
Rapaci 2/08/81
7:35pm
Un gato entre las palomas
04 The Midas Touch 28/12/76
8:30pm
23/11/67
8:15pm
Le Baiser de Midas 29/06/78
9:45pm
Gold1 14/10/76
8:25pm
Midas 3/08/78
10:05pm
Il tocco di Mida 28/04/81
11:05pm
El toque de Midas
06 Target! 23/12/76
8:30pm
22/03/77
8:15pm
Cible 20/04/78
9:45pm
Tödliches Training 30/12/76
8:25pm
Doelwit 8/06/78
10:15pm
Tiro al bersaglio 9/08/81
7:35pm
Ejercicio de tiro
07 To Catch a Rat 15/01/77
9:32pm
30/11/76
9:30pm
Pour attraper un Rat 23/03/78
9:45pm
Die weiße Ratte 4/11/76
8:25pm
Ratten vangen 22/06/78
10:05pm
Caccia al topo 23/08/81
7:35pm
Coger una rata
08 The Tale of the Big Why 29/01/77
9:30pm
29/03/77
8:20pm
La grande interrogation 27/07/78
9:45pm
Das geheimnisvolle Ypsilon1 25/11/76
8:25pm
Het grote waarom 27/07/78
10:05pm
Storia di ipsilon
09 Faces 12/02/77
9:30pm
12/04/77
8:20pm
Visages 23/02/78
9:45pm
Doppelgänger 9/12/76
8:25pm
Gezichten 6/07/78
10:05pm
I sosia 6/09/81
7:40pm
Los dobles
10 Sleeper 19/02/77
9:47pm
19/04/77
8:20pm
Le «Z» 95 Schlaf über der Stadt 16/12/76
8:25pm
Slaap 31/08/78
10:05pm
Operazione silenzio 26/07/81
7:35pm
Gas letárgico
11 Three Handed Game 5/02/77
9:35pm
4/04/77
8:15pm
Jeu à trois mains Drei minus eins gleich null 2/12/76
8:25pm
De Geheugenbank 20/07/78
10:05pm
Partita a tre mani 30/08/81
7:35pm
Juego a tres manos
12 Dirtier by the Dozen 5/03/77
9:47pm
3/05/77
8:20pm
Commando très spécial Das dreckige Dutzend 6/01/77
8:25pm
De verdwenen generaal 24/08/78
10:05pm
Jack li pazzo 13/09/81
7:40pm
Comando especial
13 Gnaws 26/02/77
9:32pm
26/04/77
8:15pm
Le monstre des égouts Das Ungeheuer 23/12/76
8:25pm
Knabbelaars 17/08/78
10:05pm
Paura sotto la città 19/07/81
7:35pm
El roedor
14 Dead Men are Dangerous 30/06/79
8:35pm
Méfiez-vous des morts! Tote Männer sind gefährlich 17/10/77
8:25pm
Gevaarlijke Lijken ?/4/80 I morti uccidono ancora 26/05/81
11:05pm
Los muertos son peligrosos
15 Angels of Death 21/07/79
9:35pm
Les anges de la mort Engel des Todes 31/10/77
8:25pm
Engelen van de dood 20/04/80
20:30
Gli angeli della morte 9/06/81
11:05pm
Los ángeles de la muerte
16 Medium Rare 7/07/79
8:35pm
Steed et la voyante Die Wahrsagerin 10/10/77
8:25pm
Het medium 26/04/80? Una medium preziosa 2/06/81
11:05pm
Una extraña médium
17 The Lion and the Unicorn 28/07/79
8:35pm
Le lion et la licorne Eine königliche Geisel 7/11/77
8:25pm
De Eenhoorn 12/04/80
20:30
Uno scambio difficile (TTI) 16/06/81
11:05pm
El león y el unicornio
18 Obsession 14/07/79
8:38pm
Obsession Der Rachefeldzug 24/10/77
8:25pm
Obsessie 13/04/80
20:30
Sabotaggio 21/04/81
11:05pm
La obsesión
19 Trap 23/06/79
8:38pm
Le piège Die Falle 29/09/77
8:25pm
De Val 21/04/80
20:30
La trappola 19/05/81
11:05pm
La trampa
20 Hostage 16/06/79
8:35pm
Otage Poker um Purdey 3/10/77
8:25pm
De gijzeling 14/04/80
20:30
L’ostaggio 5/05/81
11:05pm
Rehén
21 K is for Kill - The Tiger Awakes 4/08/79
8:40pm
Le long sommeil
(1re partie : Le réveil de l’ours)
Der Drache erwacht 14/11/77
8:25pm
De M van Moord 27/04/80? K come killers
22 K is for Kill - Tiger by the Tail 11/08/79
8:45pm
Le long sommeil
(2e partie : La danse de l’ours)
Der Drache erwacht 21/11/77
8:25pm
De M van Moord 29/04/80? K come killers
23 Complex 18/08/79
8:35pm
Complexe X41 Der Meisterspion 28/11/77
8:25pm
Het Complex 20/04/80? La spia 23/06/81
11:05pm
Complejo
24 The Gladiators 8/09/79
8:40pm
Les gladiateurs Die Kampfmaschin 5/12/77
8:25pm
De gladiatoren 17/04/80
20:30
I gladiatori
25 Forward Base 1/09/79
8:40pm
Bastion pirate Abenteuer in Kanada 12/12/77
8:25pm
De geheime basis NOT 13/04/80! In prima linea 5/07/81
7:40pm
Base avanzada
26 Emily 25/08/79
8:40pm
Emily Emily 19/12/77
8:25pm
Emily 17/04/80? Emily 12/07/81
7:35pm
Emily

  1. Tale of the Big Why episode was cancelled by ZDF and replaced by a Tom Jones special. There is some suggestion that they also cancelled the previous episode, The Midas Touch.
  2. One Dutch newpaper lists this premiere episode asDe Kaarten des doods
  3. One Dutch newspaper perhaps incorrectly calls this episode De laatste der Cybernauten

Holland showed every episode of both series but other countries were lacklustre in their response.

Spain did reasonably well, taking ten episodes from each series.

Following the cancellation of Tale of the Big Why in Germany, ZDF, which had announced a twelve part series of The New Avengers with much fanfare, then cancelled the series completely after only five or six episodes, much as they had done in 1968, and never showed any episodes from the second series. (Under German law, Nazi imagery was illegal so they had declined to take The Eagle’s Nest.)

Italy’s public broadcaster RAI showed every episode of series 1 except Sleeper (the fools!) and declined to take an option on series two which ended up in the clutches of private television. Newspaper listings for the private stations are generally poor, so most of the dates doe series two are questionable.

France:. France, having put up most of the money to pay the The New Avengers, showed every episode enthusiatically.

  • French dates are for Télévision Française 1 (TF1) Paris, taken from Le Monde Diplomatique. They differ slightly from those for Lyon (as reported by Swiss newspapers such as L’Express, L’Impartial and Le Temps).

    L’Express seems to incorrectly report Jeux à trois mains (Three Handed Game) as being shown on 12 février 1977 at 21.30 as other newspapers for this date report that Visages (Faces) was shown.

    Series 1

    EpisodeParisLyon
    To Catch a Rat 15 janvier 1977 21h35 15 janvier 1977 21h30
    The Eagle’s Nest 22 janvier 1977 21h45 22 janvier 1977 21h35
    Three Handed Game 5 février 1977 21h30 5 février 1977 21h45
    Sleeper 19 février 1977 21h35 19 février 1977 21h45
    • Sleeper was originally scheduled for 21h50 in Paris, then moved to 21h30.

    Series 2

    Paris was originally going to follow the same timeslot as Lyon, with L’Otage (Hostage) initially scheduled for 20h35, but TF1 Paris elected to continue with their variety programme at 20h35 and showed every episode at 21h35 instead. Variations from that time are listed below.

    EpisodeParisLyon
    The Lion and the Unicorn 28 juillet 1979 21h35 27 juillet 1979 20h35
    K is for Kill part 1 4 août 1979 21h45 4 août 1979 20h40
    K is for Kill part 2 11 août 1979 21h40 11 août 1979 20h45
    Complex 18 août 1979 21h45 18 août 1979 20h35
    Emily 25 août 1979 21h35 25 août 1979 20h40
    Forward Base 1 septembre 1979 21h40 1 septembre 1979 20h40
    Gladiators 8 septembre 1979 21h40 8 septembre 1979 20h40
    • Lyon moved The Lion and the Unicorn a day earlier than the usual schedule but Paris did not.
    • Gladiators was originally scheduled for 21h25 in Paris, then moved back to 21h40.
    • Emily went the other way, originally scheduled for 21h45 and brought forward to 21h35.

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