• title card: white all caps text reading 'DIRTIER BY THE DOZEN BY BRIAN CLEMENS' superimposed on Captain Noble falling in a puddle on the tarmac as he is shot at
  • Steed sheilds his face from the heat and smoke as he walks through a burning assault course
  • A man stands near us on the right, facing awat and tied to a stake in the woods, on the other side of the clearing, a six man firing squad are taking aim at him
  • Purdey, in a fetching red dress and matching tights, sits in the middle of the pub surrounded by uniformed soldiers, one of whom has put a hand on her knee
  • Gambit, in the uniform of a Scottish regiment, stands at attention beside his new CO, Col Mad Jack Miller, who is similarly attired in camouflage fatigues and wears a black eyepatch on his left eye
  • Purdey is rescued from the minefield - she hangs from a ladder under a helicopter, holding a bottle of champagne and a glass

The New Avengers, Series 1 - Episode 12
Dirtier by the Dozen

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Sidney Hayers

Production details

Produced:October, 1976
First broadcast:
  • London: 5/01/77
  • Midlands: 19/12/76
  • Sydney (ABN-2): 13/04/77
  • Melbourne (ABV-2): 13/04/77
  • USA (CBS): 22/12/78
  • France (TF1): 5/03/77


Purdey's favourite drink is gin, measure of orange, dash of bitters and ginger ale.

The Transport

Marque Colour Number Plate
Wolseley Six 'landcrab' black ?
Société Stampe et Renard SV4B biplane red and white G-AZUL
biplane grey -
high-wing light aeroplane red and white -
Piper Aerostar 601 P aeroplane white, with yellow and blue stripes N80363
Piper Aztec PA-23-250 1960 aeroplane white with gold stripes G-AREE
Piper Cherokee PA-28-140 1967 aeroplane white with blue stripes G-AVLI
Piper Cherokee PA-28-140 1967 aeroplane white with blue stripes G-AXSH
high-wing light aircraft red and white G-BA..
Beagle Basset B.206 1967 blue and yellow G-ATZO
Piper Aztec PA-23-250 1969 blue and yellow G-BAUA
Triumph Herald red 180 MPH
Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.1 transport plane RAF camouflage -
Hawker Siddeley HS.780 Andover C1 transport plane RAF camouflage -
Land Rover fire tender red 685 FAA
Land Rover SWB green ?
AEC lorry green ?
Purdey's MGB Mk III 1976 drophead roadster sandglow MOC 232P
Aveling-Barford Universal Carrier No.2 Mk.II 1940 green CT 179405
Austin Healey 100/4 1955 red 383 FMV
Land Rover SWB Series IIa armoured bonnet green 29 ES 11
Land Rover SWB Series IIa green 45 BE 72
Bell Jet Ranger II 206B helicopter 1973 yellow, black & white with Alan Mann Helicopters logo G-BCWN

Who's Killing Whom?

Victim Killer Method
Guerilla Colonel Miller sten gun
Guerilla Sergeant Bowdon sten gun
Travis Corporal Keller bowie knife
Freddy (disease) tropical disease caught while in Africa
Harris Colonel Miller sentenced to death by firing squad
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Gambit's fashions
  1. light brown cord jacket with elasticated waist, epaulettes on shoulders, matching cord jeans, cream rollneck
  2. light brown checked single-breasted 3-piece suit, light yellow shirt with white collar and placket, metallic mustard tie
  3. Scottish regiment dress uniform with khaki coat,and kilt
  4. camouflage British Army uniform, black beret
  5. camouflage British Army uniform, black beret, khaki jumper instead of camo jacket
Purdey's fashions
  1. pale mustard blouse, cream safari suit jacket, orange/brown trousers and matching boots, later with hat with leopard print band
  2. red ankle-length dress with cowl collar, long sleeves
Steed's fashions
  1. blue single-breasted 3-piece suit. White shirt. Purple tie with white spot, black bowler and umb
  2. brown tweed sports coat, blue shirt, green tie

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