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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'HOUSE OF CARDS BY BRIAN CLEMENS' superimposed on Perov crashing  through the glass door trying to catch his quarry
  • Jo looks at Steed's photographs of Cathy, Emma and Tara
  • Low-angle shot of Purdey leaping into the air in her gold silk karate gi
  • Steed and Gambit visit Roland, who is more interested in the roses he has tied together in order to make a new hybrid
  • Perov stands atop a hill among the fields and steadies his pistol with his other hand around the wrist as he takes aim
  • Purdey and Gambit flank Steed who sits on the ground, holding the shield which saved his life

The New Avengers, Series 1 - Episode 2
House of Cards

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Ray Austin

Production details

Produced:May, 1976
First broadcast:
  • London: 26-Oct-76
  • Midlands: 21-Nov-76
  • Sydney (ABN-2): 23-Feb-77
  • Melbourne (ABV-2): 23-Feb-77
  • USA (CBS): 20-Oct-78
  • France (TF1): 1-Jan-77


Perov must be a pretty good shot if he can kill a man with a single shot from a silenced pistol at that sort of range - the silencer would affect the bullet speed enough as it is...

Purdey's bishop father was shot as a spy ten years ago, "but that was before he became a bishop" - her mother remarried!

Harvest Sunrise and Bate's Joy

Olga has a picture of Diana Rigg riding a white horse at Woburn Sands on her desk.

Tulliver's real (pre-sleeper) name is Ivan Stobic.

The Transport

Marque Colour Number Plate
Ford Granada Mk I blue OMD 710L
Leyland Mini Clubman [ADO20] 1976 white LDW 524M
Audi 100 C1 1976 claret LVS 834P
Steed's "big cat" Jaguar XJ12 C Broadspeed 5.3 Litre Coupe Automatic 1976 british racing green NWK 60P
Bell Model 47G-5A helicopter 1973 green and red G-BBER
Purdey's MGB Mk III 1976 drophead roadster mustard MOC 232P

Who's Killing Whom?

Victim Killer Method
Ivan Perov (faked) (self) injection
David Miller Ivan Perov silenced pistol
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Gambit's fashions
  1. rock & roll singer' disguise - jeans covered in patches, hippy shirt, brown plaited belt, makeup
  2. navy chalk stripe single-breasted suit, 2 vents, with purple tie with white spot, pale pink shirt
  3. dark brown single-breasted 3-piece suit with flared trousers with a white shirt
Purdey's fashions
  1. MIKE t-shirt (blue, with red writing), with a tiny white wraparound miniskirt, high white socks, white running shoes
  2. gold karate pyjamas
  3. lacey Catherine Buckley white blouse with purple patchwork skirt and scarf
  4. Catherine Buckley high-necked grey and silver dress, lots of looped buttons
  5. lingerie and silk dressing gown
  6. dark blue jumpsuit with green and blue print
Steed's fashions
  1. slate grey 3-piece single-breasted suit, pale blue shirt, purple tie with white spots
  2. tweed jacket, single vent, slanted, flap-covered pockets, green waistcoat, blue shirt, brown tie, cream riding trousers, brown boots
  3. single-breasted brown riding jacket with velvet collar, slanted covered waist pockets, no breast pocket, brown tie with white spots, blue shirt, crean riding trousers, brown boots
  4. green velvet tuxedo with dress shirt and black bow tie, frilled cumberbund??
  5. khaki riding jacket, cream shirt, navy tie with white spots, yellow waistcoat, beige trousers

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