The Avengers

Series 3, 1963-4

Episode Guide

Clicking the randomly-selected images above takes you directly to the episodes pictured.

Episodes are listed in the order of production. You may resort the table by clicking on the headings.
Legend for this table - all dates are in dd/mm/yy format

# Episode Title Produced ATV ABC Anglia BTV CTV GTV South STV TT UTV WTV TWW WWN ABN2 ABV2
01 Concerto 26/04/63 7/03/64
10:05pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
10:05pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
7/03/64
9:10pm
14/04/64
8:00pm
12/11/64
7:30pm
02 Brief for Murder 11/04/63 28/09/63
10:05pm
28/09/63
9:50pm
28/09/63
9:50pm
28/09/63
10:05pm
28/09/63
10:05pm
29/09/63
10:35pm
28/09/63
10:05pm
28/09/63
10:25pm
28/09/63
9:50pm
28/09/63
9:50pm
28/09/63
10:05pm
28/09/63
9:50pm
28/09/63
9:50pm
7/04/64
8:00pm
5/11/64
7:30pm
03 The Nutshell 10/05/63 19/10/63
10:05pm
19/10/63
9:50pm
19/10/63
9:50pm
19/10/63
10:05pm
19/10/63
10:05pm
20/10/63
10:35pm
19/10/63
10:05pm
19/10/63
10:25pm
19/10/63
9:50pm
19/10/63
9:50pm
19/10/63
10:05pm
19/10/63
9:50pm
19/10/63
9:50pm
21/04/64
8:00pm
19/11/64
7:30pm
04 The Golden Fleece 24/05/63 7/12/63
10:05pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
7/12/63
10:05pm
7/12/63
10:05pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
7/12/63
10:05pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
7/12/63
8:55pm
9/06/64
8:00pm
7/01/65
7:30pm
05 Death à la Carte 7/06/63 21/12/63
10:05pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
21/12/63
10:05pm
21/12/63
10:05pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
21/12/63
10:05pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
21/12/63
8:55pm
28/04/64
8:00pm
26/11/64
7:35pm
06 Man with Two Shadows 21/06/63 12/10/63
10:05pm
12/10/63
9:50pm
12/10/63
9:50pm
12/10/63
10:05pm
12/10/63
10:05pm
13/10/63
10:35pm
12/10/63
10:05pm
12/10/63
10:25pm
12/10/63
9:50pm
12/10/63
9:50pm
12/10/63
10:05pm
12/10/63
9:50pm
12/10/63
9:50pm
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07 Don't Look Behind You 5/07/63 14/12/63
10:05pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
14/12/63
10:05pm
14/12/63
10:05pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
14/12/63
10:05pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
14/12/63
8:55pm
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08 The Grandeur That Was Rome 19/07/63 30/11/63
10:05pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
30/11/63
10:05pm
30/11/63
10:05pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
30/11/63
10:05pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
30/11/63
8:55pm
5/05/64
8:00pm
3/12/64
7:30pm
09 The Undertakers 2/08/63 5/10/63
10:05pm
5/10/63
9:50pm
5/10/63
9:50pm
5/10/63
10:05pm
5/10/63
10:05pm
6/10/63
10:35pm
5/10/63
10:05pm
5/10/63
10:25pm
5/10/63
9:50pm
5/10/63
9:50pm
5/10/63
10:05pm
5/10/63
9:50pm
5/10/63
9:50pm
12/05/64
8:00pm
10/12/64
7:30pm
10 Death Of A Batman 14/08/63 26/10/63
10:05pm
26/10/63
9:50pm
26/10/63
9:50pm
26/10/63
10:05pm
26/10/63
10:05pm
27/10/63
10:35pm
26/10/63
10:05pm
26/10/63
10:25pm
26/10/63
9:50pm
26/10/63
9:50pm
26/10/63
10:05pm
26/10/63
9:50pm
26/10/63
9:50pm
16/06/64
8:00pm
14/01/65
7:30pm
11 Build a Better Mousetrap 28/08/63 15/02/64
10:05pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
10:05pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
15/02/64
9:10pm
19/05/64
8:00pm
17/12/64
7:30pm
12 November Five 27/09/63 2/11/63
10:05pm
2/11/63
9:50pm
2/11/63
9:50pm
2/11/63
10:05pm
2/11/63
10:05pm
3/11/63
10:35pm
2/11/63
10:05pm
2/11/63
10:25pm
2/11/63
9:50pm
2/11/63
9:50pm
2/11/63
10:05pm
2/11/63
9:50pm
2/11/63
9:50pm
2/06/64
8:00pm
31/12/64
7:30pm
13 Second Sight 11/10/63 16/11/63
10:05pm
16/11/63
8:55pm
16/11/63
8:55pm
16/11/63
10:05pm
16/11/63
10:05pm
17/11/63
10:35pm
16/11/63
10:05pm
16/11/63
10:25pm
16/11/63
8:55pm
16/11/63
8:55pm
16/11/63
10:05pm
16/11/63
8:55pm
16/11/63
8:55pm
26/05/64
8:00pm
24/12/64
7:30pm
14 The Secrets Broker 19/10/63 1/02/64
10:05pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
10:05pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
1/02/64
9:10pm
12/01/65
8:00pm
31/01/66
8:00pm
15 The Gilded Cage 25/10/63 9/11/63
10:05pm
9/11/63
9:50pm
9/11/63
9:50pm
9/11/63
10:05pm
9/11/63
10:05pm
10/11/63
10:40pm
9/11/63
10:05pm
9/11/63
10:25pm
9/11/63
9:50pm
9/11/63
9:50pm
9/11/63
10:05pm
9/11/63
9:50pm
9/11/63
9:50pm
29/12/64
8:00pm
10/01/66
8:00pm
16 The Medicine Men 8/11/63 23/11/63
10:05pm
23/11/63
8:55pm
23/11/63
8:55pm
23/11/63
10:05pm
23/11/63
10:05pm
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10:05pm
23/11/63
10:25pm
23/11/63
8:55pm
23/11/63
8:55pm
23/11/63
9:50pm
23/11/63
9:50pm
23/11/63
8:55pm
5/01/65
8:00pm
24/01/66
8:00pm
17 The White Elephant 22/11/63 4/01/64
10:05pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
10:05pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
4/01/64
9:10pm
2/02/65
8:00pm
21/02/66
8:00pm
18 Dressed To Kill 6/12/63 28/12/63
10:05pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
28/12/63
10:05pm
28/12/63
10:05pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
28/12/63
10:05pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
28/12/63
8:55pm
22/12/64
8:00pm
17/01/66
8:00pm
19 The Wringer 20/12/63 18/01/64
10:05pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
10:05pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
18/01/64
9:10pm
26/01/65
8:00pm
14/02/66
8:00pm
20 The Little Wonders 3/01/64 11/01/64
10:05pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
10:05pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
11/01/64
9:10pm
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21 Mandrake 16/01/64 25/01/64
10:05pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
10:05pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
25/01/64
9:10pm
9/03/65
8:00pm
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22 Trojan Horse 30/01/64 8/02/64
10:05pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
10:05pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
8/02/64
9:10pm
16/02/65
8:00pm
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23 The Outside-In Man 12/02/64 22/02/64
10:05pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
10:05pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
22/02/64
9:10pm
9/02/65
8:00pm
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24 The Charmers 27/02/64 29/02/64
10:05pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
10:05pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
29/02/64
9:10pm
19/01/65
8:00pm
7/02/66
8:00pm
25 Esprit De Corps 11/03/64 14/03/64
10:05pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
10:05pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
14/03/64
9:10pm
2/03/65
8:00pm
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26 Lobster Quadrille 20/03/64 21/03/64
10:05pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
10:05pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
21/03/64
9:10pm
23/02/65
8:00pm
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Legend and cast lists
  • The television channels are listed with their acronym or short name, hovering over them will give you the full name. On small screens, these are automatically expanded as the table is redrawn.
  • The cast and crew lists are as complete as possible, and readers should note that they are often more informative than the originally broadcast credits; that is, I have included complete character names, if known, in place of a single name - the addition in italics - (e.g. "Esther Jones" instead of "Esther"); and uncredited characters are also listed. Some of these have been identified by a combination of script listings, call sheets, research and good luck; if you see a mistake or can identify someone, let us know.
Media and archive status

All episodes have been recovered from private collections and film libraries and are now available to the public on DVD or digital download.

Episodes are listed in the order of production (and, coincidentally, the order of the Contender and Optimum DVDs); it seems strange that some episodes were broadcast within a week of filming finishing, while others were in limbo for months. "Lobster Quadrille" apparently was broadcast the day after filming finished, while "Concerto" gathered dust on the shelf for 48 weeks.

The earlier A&E DVDs were released in broadcast order.

Many of the scripts and promotional photos for the episodes are available as extras on recent DVD sets.

Production dates are from Bowler Hats and Kinky Boots (Mike Richardson, Telos Publishing 2014, First paperback edition) and The Avengers Declassified; they are unverified by me, but all the sources seem to agree on them.

Broadcasting
  • Teledu Cymru (WWN) only showed series 2 and series 3, having started broadcasting on 14 September 1962, and going out of business on 26 January 1964.
  • In the North, ABC North ran weekends and Granada ran weekdays and in the Midlands there was the same arrangement between ABC Midlands and ATV Midlands.
  • In London, this was inverted, with ATV doing weekends and Rediffusion running weekday schedules. Confused yet?
  • The Medicine Men was not shown by Grampian, probably because of their switching the show from Sunday night to Saturdays, to come into line with other regions, around the end of November 1963.
The Avengers Down-under

In Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne, 24 episodes of series 2 were screened, immediately followed by 11 out of the first 13 episodes of Series 3, making a first Australian "series" of 35 episodes (although initially announced as being 39 episodes, but the censors and worried programme controllers hadn't seen the episodes yet then!)
The episodes from series 2 that were not broadcast were Warlock and Man in the Mirror while the episodes from the first half of series 3 that were not broadcast were Man with Two Shadows and Don't Look Behind You.

When the remainder of series 3 was shown in Australia, it was promoted as a "second series" of twelve episodes in Sydney and Canberra (as The Little Wonders was not shown). Melbourne, being a year behind other regions, screened only seven of the last thirteen so that they could go straight into showing series 4 without a break. This resulted in a second series of thirty-two episodes in Melbourne as Too Many Christmas Trees was held back to be a Christmas special.

The Australian broadcast dates are all confirmed but there are four episodes that were not explicitly named in the listing in Canberra and Sydney. From my notes, I found this information in the Sydney Daily Telegraph but I do not currently have access to these listings to verify.

The Little Wonders appears to have never been broadcast in Australia. The television censorship board in Australia was remarkably harsh and would have been unlikely to approve a show which had criminals masquerading as clergymen.

No episodes of series 2 or series 3 were ever repeated in Australia.


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