• title card: white all caps text reading 'GNAWS BY DENNIS SPOONER' superimposed on Carter knocking out the guard at the Ministry
  • Close-up of the spider which has started to glow with a blue, unearthly light
  • Purdey is soaking after her tussle with Chislenko in the sewer, Gambit holds the Russian at gunpoint
  • close-up of a grey card on which is an anatomical drawing of a Norwegian rat including an enlargement of the skull showing incisors
  • The giant rat burst through the tunnel entrance, a ladder up the street level beside the opening
  • Purdey serves an old-fashioned Haute Cuisine salad using one of Thornoton's enlarged tomatoes

The New Avengers, Series 1 - Episode 13

by Dennis Spooner
Directed by Ray Austin

The Cast

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John Steed Patrick Macnee regular007
Mike Gambit Gareth Hunt regularDoctor WhoSpace 1999
Purdey Joanna Lumley regular007Doctor WhoPink Panther
Charles Thornton Julian Holloway regularCarry On..The ProfessionalsDoctor WhoThe SaintThe Sweeney
Carter Peter Cellier CallanThe ProfessionalsDoctor Who
Chislenko Jeremy Young regularDoctor WhoThe ProfessionalsThe SaintAdam AdamantDepartment SRandall and HopkirkSpace 1999The Sweeney
George Ratcliffe Patrick Malahide The ProfessionalsThe Sweeney
Tramp Joe Keith Marsh The Professionals
Tramp Arthur Ken Wynne The Sweeney
Walters Morgan Shepherd The ProfessionalsThe Sweeney
Edward Harlow John Watts
Patrick Malloy Keith Alexander
Mechanic Ronnie Laughlin

The original TV Times listing for this episode credited Anulka Dubinska as "Pretty Girl" - there's no pretty girl other than Purdey in the episode. The listing also credited Peter Richardson and Denise Reynolds as "Couple in car", but they appear in Sleeper, so we can safely assume the lovely Anulka was in that episode as well.

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