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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'K IS FOR KILL BY BRIAN CLEMENS' superimposed on one of the Russians rushing out of the woods to attack
  • The Avengers meet at a café in Paris, Gambit has brought along Dsse Leparge, who is in a leopard print dress and is clearly his date, his hands resting on her shoulders
  • The embassy guard puts his arm around Purdey's throat, using her as a shield and pointing his gun at her, threatening to shoot her unless Gambit lets him escape
  • Turkov is sampling every liquer the Paris café stocks - making up for 30 years of suspended animation - when Stanislav joins him
  • Turkov takes up his sniping position in the church steeple
  • Decorated with Soviet medals, the Avengers toast each other with champagne, Gambit and Steed struggle due to their injuries

The New Avengers, Series 2 - Episode 9
K Is For Kill - Part 2: Tiger by the Tail

by Brian Clemens
Directed by Yvon Marie Coulais

Production details

Produced:June, 1977
First broadcast:
  • London: 16-Nov-76
  • Midlands: 1-Nov-76
  • Sydney (ABN-2): 20-Mar-78
  • Melbourne (ABV-2): 20-Mar-78
  • USA (CBS): 23-Mar-79
  • France (TF1): 10-Aug-79


The café in the Place Dauphine must be the best in Paris because every character in the episode seems to go there, and each one is commented on ascerbilcally by the waiter (Jacques Monnet).

The Transport

Marque Colour Number Plate
Rover 3500 SD1 taupe 4253 RU 95
Citroën 2500 DS Taxi silver 665 BFX 75
Renault 30 TS white 9596 FJ92
French Gendarmerie 500cc motorcycle navy -
French Gendarmerie 500cc motorcycle navy -
Ford Transit hearse/van black 8790 VZ75
Cadillac limousine black 9508 RU 83
Ford? limousine black ?

Who's Killing Whom?

Victim Killer Method
Entrepot worker Minski bayonet
Général Gaspard Minski silenced pistol
Minski Gambit pistol
Toy Guard silenced pistol
Turkov Steed church bells deafen him and cause him to fall from the steeple
Stanislav Purdey run down by his own car (unconfirmed)
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Gambit's fashions
  1. mustard leather jacket epaulettes, pleated patch pockets, white shirt, brown trousers
  2. pale grey cardigan, flares and shirt, brown leather holster
  3. tuxedo, frilled shirt, black tie
  4. navy pinstriped suit, navy tie, pale blue shirt
  5. mustard suit, tan shirt, tan tie
Purdey's fashions
  1. brown cord vest & flared trousers, checked brown & white blouse
  2. red lipstick patterned white dress
  3. blue bodysuit & cape
  4. red shorts & scarf, white blouse
  5. tight blue dress
Steed's fashions
  1. slate grey 3-piece single-breasted suit with pale blue shirt, purple tie
  2. slate grey 3-piece single-breasted suit with pale bl shirt, mustard tie
  3. tuxedo, plain shirt, black tie
  4. grey velvet 3-piece suit, white shirt, blue tie with white spot
  5. charcoal blazer, beige trousers, white shirt, gold & blue patterned tie

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