• 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

Production Crew

Music Composed by Laurie Johnson regularThe ProfessionalsJason King
Produced by Albert Fennell regularThe Professionals
and Brian Clemens regularDanger ManThe ChampionsThe ProfessionalsAdam Adamant
By Brian Clemens regularDanger ManThe ChampionsThe ProfessionalsAdam Adamant
Original teleplay Phillip Broadley Danger ManThe SaintJason KingDepartment SThe Champions
Copyright IDTV - TVP regular
Copyright date MCMLXXVI All Rights Reserved
Directed by Robert Fuest regular
Production Supervisor Ron Fry regularDoctor WhoSpace 1999
Unit Manager Robert Fennell regular
Assistant Director Ron Purdie regularThe Professionals
Continuity Renée Glynne regular007
Location Manager Nicholas Gillot regularThe ProfessionalsThe Sweeney
Casting Director Maggie Cartier regular007The ProfessionalsIndiana Jones
Production Designed by Syd Cain regular007
Art Director Robert Bell regularUFO
Set Dresser Simon Wakefield regular007
Construction Manager Leon Davis regular007
Wardrobe Supervisor Jackie Cummins regularDoctor Who007The ProfessionalsPink Panther
Fight Arranger Cyd Child regularPink Panther
Director of Photography Mike Reed regular007The Saint (billed as Mike Reed BSC)
Camera Operator Herbert Smith regularDanger Man
Make-up Alan Boyle regularThe Professionals
Make-up Alan Brownie regularThe Professionals
Hairdressing Supervisor Helene Bevan regularThe ProfessionalsSpace 1999
Editor Bob Dearberg regularThe ProfessionalsThe Prisoner
Sound Recordist Danny Daniel regularCarry On..Pink Panther
Sound Recordist Ken Barker regular007Carry On..Pink PantherUFO
Dubbing Editor Peter Lennard regularThe ProfessionalsRandall and HopkirkDepartment S
Dubbing Editor Mike Hopkins regular007The Professionals
Post-production Co-ordinator Paul Clay regularThe Professionals
A Production Of The Avengers (Film & TV) Enterprises Ltd. regular
For TV Productions & I.D.T.V. Paris regular
Processed by Rank Film Laboratories regular
Filmed on Location and at Pinewood Studios, England

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