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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'THE TALE OF THE BIG WHY BY BRIAN CLEMENS' superimposed on a view over the handlebars of a trailbike, a blue truck almost completely blocking the road ahead
  • Roach and Poole completely strip Brandon's car, leaving the pieces strewn all over the yelow, mown grass of a fieldb
  • The paperback book from Braqndon's package, 'The Tale of the Big Y' sits on top of a map of the area. The book's cover is red with white text and has a sepia drawing of three cowboys before some mountains, rounding up a cow which is branded with a Y on the rump
  • Gambit stands before his white Range Rover, pointing his revolver to the left
  • Turner climbs into a red biplane in order to escape
  • A blurry black and white photo, but it shows Harmer handing over documents to the enemy clearly enough for his to be guilty

The New Avengers, Series 1 - Episode 8
The Tale of the Big Why

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Robert Fuest

The Cast

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John Steed Patrick Macnee regularNew Avengers regularNew Avengers007
Mike Gambit Gareth Hunt New Avengers regularDoctor WhoSpace 1999
Purdey Joanna Lumley New Avengers regular007Doctor WhoPink Panther
George Harmer Derek Waring CallanThe ProfessionalsDoctor Who
Irene Brandon Jenny Runacre The Sweeney
Bert Brandon George A. Cooper regularNew AvengersDoctor WhoDangermanThe Saint (billed as George Cooper)
Frank Turner Roy Marsden Space 1999Dangerman
Roach Gary Waldhorne Space 1999The ProfessionalsThe Sweeney
Poole Rowland Davis The Professionals
Minister Geoffrey Toone Doctor WhoThe Saint
Mrs. Turner Maeve Alexander (billed as Maev Alexander)
Truck driver unknown
Food vendor unknown
Truck driver unknown
Kommissar Verslashky unknown

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