• title card: white all caps text reading 'THE EAGLE'S NEST BY BRIAN CLEMENS' superimposed on a freeze frame of Stannard leaping off the cliff, arms and legs outstretched
  • Ralph in close-up, pointing his Luger pistol at us
  • Purdey backs against a tree as Main and Barker pass through the trees beyond her
  • Gerda and Gambit get up close and personal
  • Trasker, now in full Gestapo uniform, aims his submachinegun
  • The Neww Avengers whistle the Colonel Bogey March as they leave the monastery

The New Avengers, Series 1 - Episode 1
The Eagle's Nest

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Desmond Davis

Production details

Produced:April, 1976
First broadcast:
  • London: 19-Oct-76
  • Midlands: 17-Oct-76
  • Sydney (ABN-2): 9-Feb-77
  • Melbourne (ABV-2): 9-Feb-77
  • USA (CBS): 5-Sep-78
  • France (TF1): 2-Jan-77


Brown-Fitch is misspelt in the credits as Brown-Fitcth

The captured nazis marched across the bridge in the closing scene never appeared in any other part of the episode.

The Transport

Marque Colour Number Plate
Rowing boat with a Johnson 25 outboard motor oak -
Fiat 130 Coupé 1971? grey CCP 755L
Steed's Rover 3500 SD1 Automatic 1976 lemon MOC 229P
Mercedes Benz 230 Lang (W114) 1969 black JYF 438I?
Gambit's Jaguar XJ-S [XJ27] 1976 red NRW 875P
Volkswagen Golf N 1 (Typ 17) 1975 silver MYK 663P
Ford Corsair 2000E 1967 silver TMC 288F
Ford Cortina white VBH 129N
Bedford J1 Hawson 1966 navy MLC 174D
Citroen DS21 Pallas white MCO 731P
Volvo 164 E Automatic 1974 pale blue AJH 417N
Bedford TK truck 1968 yellow ?
open wooden motorboat white ?
open wooden motorboat wood with teal coaming ?
Crashed Nazi aeroplane (tail only) camouflage green Der Adler K.7

Who's Killing Whom?

Victim Killer Method
George Stannard Main poisoned fish hook
Ralph (self) suicide pill
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Gambit's fashions
  1. dark brown single-breasted 3-piece suit with flared trousers, light brown shirt, brown tie with diamond motif
  2. light brown checked single-breasted 3-piece suit with flared trousers, slit breast pocket, tailored with darts, light brown shirt, dark brown tie
  3. wetsuit, purple & black, later with grey running shoes and a cream rollneck shirt
Purdey's fashions
  1. beige Chinese-style embroidered raw silk jacket & matching trousers, later with fur coat
  2. purple & black wetsuit over..
  3. green/rainbow striped 'skeleton' matching blouse and skirt over...
  4. green bodystocking, sometimes with the skirt above
Steed's fashions
  1. dark grey single-breasted 3-piece suit, covered waist pockets, single button at waist, with matching bowler hat, mauve shirt and metallic dark gold tie, black umbrella
  2. brown overcoat, pale green shirt, dark brown tie, brown bowler hat, brown gloves
  3. grey single-breasted 3-piece suit, covered waist pockets, felt collar, single button at waist, white shirt, yellow tie - briefly with a large blue handkerchief with white polkadots on the shoulder (while playing a violin)
  4. grey tweed single-breasted 3-piece suit with brown felt collar, grey bowler (containing a radio), cream shirt, brick red & blue paisley tie, occasionally With gloves or grey umbrella
  5. monk's habit (disguise)

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