• title card: Death on The Slipway superimposed on a darkened view of a slipway
  • Kolchek in closeup
  • Steed questions Liz
  • One-Ten answers the 'phone
  • Publicity still: Steed descends the slipway stairs
  • Liz, Jack and Geordie peer through the wire mesh

Series 1 - Episode 17
Death on the Slipway

by James Mitchell

Production completed: 22 June 1961. First transmission: 24 June 1961

Steed meets an old enemy - Kolchek - when he investigates a murder in a dockyard. The foreign spy wants the plans to a new nuclear submarine, but - realising Steed will prevent this - he blackmails Fleming (the foreman) into planting a bomb instead. Steed locates the bomb, hidden in Fleming's briefcase, and throws it into the water to explode harmlessly.


Teleplay by James Mitchell regularCallan
"The Avengers" Theme composed and played by Johnny Dankworth regular
Designed by Robert Fuest regular
Producer Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Directed by Peter Hammond regular


  1. The first two unknown slipway workers are almost certainly Robert Bahey and Redmond Bailey but I'm unsure which is which. It may be the elder one is Redmond Bailey, as he's cast as Dr Jones in Nightmare.

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