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  • title card: white all caps text reading 'EMILY
					SPOONER' superimposed on a close-up of Purdey, looking back in fear as she opens a door
  • Purdey stands on top of the Plymouth at the exit of Ray's Car Wash, her long skirt shrunken by the carwash down to a miniskirt length; Steed offers her a hand to help her down
  • The Plymouth comes towards us on a country lane, Steed's bowler hat taped to the roof to protect the hand print left by the traitor
  • Purdey looks nervous as the hillbilly takes another swig from his jug of moonshine
  • Steed feverish chisels away at the roof of the burning car, trying to detatch the evidence before it is destroyed; Gambit and Purdey watch from behind a distant pile of logs
  • The traitors hand print, preserved on the piece of roof removed from the car

The New Avengers, Series 2 - Episode 12

by Dennis Spooner
Directed by Don Thompson

Production details

Produced:August, 1977
First broadcast:
  • London: 16-Nov-76
  • Midlands: 1-Nov-76
  • Sydney (ABN-2): 10-Apr-78
  • Melbourne (ABV-2): 10-Apr-78
  • USA (CBS): 9-Feb-79
  • France (TF1): 24-Aug-79


A few road shots are obviously reused - Emily driving past the school bus, and the establishing shot of the second police car is in fact an earlier shot of the first car.

The Transport

Marque Colour Number Plate
Steed's Jaguar XJS yellow MHF 291
Cadillac puce MLH 327
Purdey's Toyota Corolla liftback yellow LRM 022
Motorboat white 153 76887
Datsun 120Y green LYX 913
Plymouth ('Emily') brown HHP 999
Toyota GT liftback silver MKD 614
Honda police bike silver -
Pontiac navy LYD 954
? grey -
Chevrolet brown LEW 362
Oldsmobile Cutlass crimson LYH 850
Plymouth police car black and white MKJ 634 / 641
Plymouth police car black and white JVE 038 / 418

Who's Killing Whom?

Victim Killer Method
Ken Phillips Mirschtia revolver
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Gambit's fashions
  1. olive cord jacket
  2. navy pinstriped suit, white shirt, purple tie
Purdey's fashions
  1. floral blue Ashley style dress, big red bow
  2. red dustcoat, white apron, beige headscarf (dsguise, over the below)
  3. blue & whit check blouse, tan & cream vest, tan skirt, brown boots
Steed's fashions
  1. charcoal blazer, beige trousers, white shirt, maroon tie with diamond pattern
  2. brown plaid skirt, ankle length, cream sweater
  3. grey 3p sb, pale blue shirt, navy tie with wh spot, black bowler
  4. brown sports coat, felt collar, beige chinos, white shirt, brown tie

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