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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'SLEEPER BY BRIAN CLEMENS' superimposed on an extreme close-up of Brady wearing sunglasses
  • The gang of misfits aim a bazooka at the bank doors as Brady gives the order to fire
  • Purdey hides from the gang by posing in the shop window in her blue silk pyjamas, holding a white sign on which is printed, in red, 'TODAY'S BIGGEST OFFER'
  • A young woman lies asleep outside her door, the newspaper and milk dropped, and her red and white striped dressinggown coming undone
  • Steed, pretending to be asleep carefully puts his umbrella handle around the neck of the gang member Bart, who has carelessly sat down on the same bench
  • Steed, Purdey and Gambit are all fast asleeep inside the helicopter after returning to base - but only because they're exhausted

The New Avengers, Series 1 - Episode 10
Sleeper

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Graeme Clifford

The Cast

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
Brady Keith Buckley New Avengers007The ProfessionalsThe SweeneyRandall and Hopkirk
Dr. Graham Arthur Dignam
Chuck Mark Jones Doctor WhoStar Wars
Bart Prentis Hancock Space 1999The ProfessionalsDoctor WhoThe Saint
Tina Sara Kestelman
Fred Gavin Campbell UFODepartment S
Ben Dave Schofield
Phil George Sweeney 007The SaintThe Sweeney
Pilot Peter Godfrey The ProfessionalsThe Sweeney
Bill Leo Dolan The Professionals
Policeman Jason White 007Carry On..Indiana Jones
Policeman Tony McHale
Frank Hardy Joe Dunne regularNew Avengers007The ProfessionalsThe PrisonerPink PantherSpace 1999Randall and Hopkirk
Man in car Peter Richardson
Woman in car Denise Reynolds
Woman in taxi Anulka Dubinska
Man in car Tex Fuller New AvengersAdam AdamantBlake's 7Doctor Who007The ProfessionalsStar Wars
Professor Marco Colin Skeaping New Avengers regular007Indiana JonesStar Wars
Army officer Walter Henry New Avengers regularDoctor WhoThe Saint007The SweeneyBlake's 7Department SCarry On..
Naval officer unknown
RAF officer Fred Machon regularNew Avengers007DangermanThe SaintThe PrisonerThe ChampionsCarry On..
Waiter unknown
MP corporal unknown
MP sergeant unknown
Gangmember Maxwell Craig regularNew AvengersNew Avengers regular007Doctor WhoThe SaintThe PrisonerThe SweeneyPink PantherUFOSpace 1999Carry On..
Gangmember unknown
Gangmember Robert Ramsey regularThe ProfessionalsThe SweeneyCarry On..
Gangmember unknown
Gangmember unknown
Gangmember Mickey Varey The SaintThe SweeneyRandall and Hopkirk
Gangmember unknown
Gangmember Lou Morgan New Avengers regular007The SaintSpace 1999Carry On..
Gangmember unknown
Gangmember Jim Dowdall
Gangmember unknown
Brian (bus driver) unknown
Bum unknown
George (doorman) unknown
Taxi driver unknown
Sleeping copper unknown
Sexy housewife unknown
Returning reveller unknown
Brakeman unknown
Test subject unknown
Test subject unknown
Test subject unknown
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Test subject unknown
Test subject unknown

The original TV Times listing for Gnaws credited Anulka Dubinska as "Pretty Girl" - and credited Peter Richardson and Denise Reynolds as "Couple in car", but no such characters appear in the episode; I've tracked them down in this episode. They may be among the test subjects at the beginning of the episode as well.


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