• title card: white all caps text reading ‘TO CATCH A RAT BY TERENCE FEELY’ superimposed on two acrobats on a dark background with two spotlights behind them. The acrobat at top right has retracted his hands and the other is now falling, arms outstretched, to his doom
  • Gunner smiles to himself as he runs out of the barn door. He wears a beige jacket and carries a rucksack
  • Purdey, Gambit and Steed crowd around the radio operator, who has picked up Gunner’s signal again
  • Gunner is perched on the top of the woodwork near the arched roof of the chirch, poised to leap on his victim
  • Steed pauses while combing his horse to smile at the young blonde German giel
  • Purdey cradles the head of the injured Gunner as he gasps, ‘Sixteen years too late’ to Steed

The New Avengers, Series 1 — Episode 7
To Catch a Rat

by Terence Feely
Directed by James Hill

The Cast

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John Steed Patrick Macnee regular007
Mike Gambit Gareth Hunt regularDoctor WhoSpace 1999
Purdey Joanna Lumley regular007Doctor WhoPink Panther
Irwin Gunner Ian Hendry regularDanger ManPolice SurgeonThe SaintThe Sweeney (billed under ‘Guest Star’)
Cromwell Edward Judd Carry On..The ProfessionalsThe Sweeney
Quaintance Robert Flemyng regularThe ProfessionalsDanger Man
John Cledge (aka ‘Fritz’) Barry Jackson Adam AdamantBlake’s 7The ProfessionalsDoctor Who
Septimus Grant Anthony Sharp 007Dad’s Army
Finder Jeremy Hawk The ProfessionalsPink Panther
Operator Bernice Stegers
Nurse Jo Kendall
Farmer Dallas Cavell regularThe ChampionsDoctor Who
Mother Sally-Jane Spencer Department S
Border guard unknown
Bridgit Genevieve Allenbury The Professionals
Little girl Corrie Hendry
Little girl unknown
Farmhand unknown
Helga Anita Graham Doctor Who
Church lady Enice Bennett regular007
Church lady Mary Maxfield Danger ManCallanThe Sweeney
Matthew Gilpin Terry Plummer regular007The SaintPink Panther
Operator unknown
Operator unknown
Operator Fran Hunter Pink PantherCarry On..
Operator unknown
Operator unknown
Operator unknown
Operator Karen Cooper regularThe ProfessionalsBlake’s 7 (not seen in final footage)
Operator Anni Preston (only in background in final footage)
Credits Legend:
Credited but not listed in press
Credited in press but not on screen
Credited in paperwork only
Uncredited / unattributed role
Crew: 90% opacity
® : illustrated from other sources

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