• title card: white all caps text reading 'DEAD MEN ARE DANGEROUS BY BRIAN CLEMENS' superimposed on Crayford falling backwards, arms flung out after being shot by Steed. A solider approaches in the woods behind him
  • A purple floral wreath bearing the ribbon 'JOHN STEED R.I.P.'
  • Hara holds his gloved right hand up to his face, fingers spread and covering his right eye
  • Penny and Gambit lie on the staffroom floor, going through the school records together
  • A view through Hara's rifle scope of Steed, the crosshairs lined up on his necktie
  • Crayford, in profile, gasps for breath as the ten-year old bullet finally kills him before he can kill Steed

The New Avengers, Series 2 - Episode 1
Dead Men are Dangerous

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Sidney Hayers

Production details

Produced:March, 1977
First broadcast:
  • London: 8/09/77
  • Midlands: 9/09/77
  • Sydney (ABN-2): 23/01/78
  • Melbourne (ABV-2): 23/01/78
  • USA (CBS): 24/11/78
  • France (TF1): 30/06/79


Why are Russian guards of 1966 using British Army armalites of the Seventies?

Gambit left school at 14 to join the navy.

The Transport

Marque Colour Number Plate
Mercedes Benz sedan blue B. NP 374
Steed's "big cat" Jaguar XJ12 5.3 Litre Coupe Automatic british racing green NWK 60P
Fiat 132 white HHX 449K
Bentley ? ?
Ford Commer ambulance white ?
Volkswagen Golf grey ?
Gambit's Jaguar XJS red NRW 875P

Who's Killing Whom?

Victim Killer Method
Mark Crayford John Steed pistol (10 years earlier)
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Gambit's fashions
  1. cricket gear, sort of... Beige shirt, cream jumper, brown flat cap
  2. white karate pyjamas
  3. grey suit, blue shirt, grey diag str tie
  4. navy cardigan, white shirt with thin check stripe, grey trousers
Purdey's fashions
  1. red and blue striped dress with or, yell
  2. white dress with floral pattern sh and br
  3. gold karate pyjamas
  4. white blouse, red jumper & skirt with wrap-ar scarf & teardrop blue patterns *paisley?
Steed's fashions
  1. overcoat, blue shirt, spotted tie, flat cap, navy suit
  2. cricket gear
  3. black velvet tuxedo
  4. grey suit with velvet collar, blue spot tie

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