• title card: CRESCENT MOON superimposed on a Central American coastal scene (recreated by Richard McGinlay)

Series 1 - Episode 5
Crescent Moon

by Geoffrey Bellman and John Whitney

Production completed: 4 February 1961. First transmission: 4 February 1961

General Mendoza suspects that his wife and Vasco are plotting to sieze his money, so he fakes his own death and arranges his daughter's kidnap (to bring her to safety). Unfortunately, Carmelita falls into enemy hands, but Steed manages to rescue her safely. Keel remains in London to treat the General.


Teleplay by Geoffrey Bellman regular
and John Whitney regular
based on a story by Patrick Brawn regular
Story Editor Patrick Brawn regular
"The Avengers" Theme composed and played by Johnny Dankworth regular
Designed by Alpho O'Reilly regularPolice Surgeon
Producer Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Directed by John Knight regularPolice Surgeon


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