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  • title card: white all caps text with black dropshadow reading 'FORWARD BASE
					DENNIS SPOONER' superimposed on Czibor leaping out on an unsuspecting Bailey
  • Puredey and Gambit sit in one of the swan boats on Lake Ontario as they examine some documents
  • Purdey smiles broadly as she holds up the circuit board hooked to the end of her fishing line
  • Hosking finds his bicycle suddenly foot deep in the lake
  • Milroy and Steed atand the other side of a map painted onto a sheet of glass
  • The Russian spies surrender on the lake shore, Purdey covering them with her pistol

The New Avengers, Series 2 - Episode 13
Forward Base

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): 17-Apr-78
  • Melbourne (ABV-2): 17-Apr-78
  • USA (CBS): 3-Nov-78
  • France (TF1): 1-Sep-79


When Halfhide escapes from the hotel and is chased by the Corolla, we see Gambit driving the Corolla instead of Purdey - in the other shots, Purdey is in the car and Gambit on foot, chasing Takar [32:20].

The Transport

Marque Colour Number Plate
Cessna seaplane lime green and white C-GPYO
Steed's Toyota Landcruiser green with wihte roof MKZ 300
Swan boat white 13
Swan boat white -
Inflatable dinghy orange -
bicycle dark red -
Purdey's Toyota Corolla liftback yellow LRM 022
Plymouth police car black and white ?
Honda police motorbike silver ?
Cadillac silver ?
Ambulance blue with white roof ?
Destroyer sea grey ?

Who's Killing Whom?

Victim Killer Method
Bailey (unknown) pistol
Halfhide Malachev pistol
Click a name to see the face

The Fashions

Gambit's fashions
  1. brown cardigan & trousers, white checked shirt
Purdey's fashions
  1. multicolour tracksuit
  2. blue wetuit
Steed's fashions
  1. pale grey 3-piece single-breasted suit, pale blue shirt, purple tie with white spot, grey bowler and umbrella
  2. slate grey 3-piece single-breasted suit with pale blue shirt, navy tie with white spot

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