• title card: white all caps text reading ‘THE WRINGER’ superimposed on Hal anxiously holding his hand to his mouth as he sits in the train
  • Steed in the foreground wearing a pinned and chalk-marked jacket as Lovell measures him for a suit
  • Charles sits between Hal and Steed, all three in suit and tie, as Hal outlines the allegations against Steed. A reel to reel tape, out of focus in the extreme foreground, records the conversation
  • Steed stares at one of the brainwashing images, a hypnotising spiral, projected onto the wall outside his wire cage
  • The Wringers bites his thumb as he grins fiendishly down on Hal and Steed in the fire tower
  • Cathy sits on Steed’s sofa, her right arm in a black sling (to match her outfit) as he pours them both a cup of coffee

Series 3 — Episode 17
The Wringer

by Martin Woodhouse
Designed by Philip Harrison
Directed by Don Leaver

Production No 3618, VTR/ABC/3231
Production completed: December 20 1963. First transmission: January 18 1964.


written by Martin Woodhouse regular
Honor Blackman’s wardrobe designed by Frederick Starke regular
story editor Richard Bates regular
THE AVENGERS theme composed and played by Johnny Dankworth regular
designed by Philip Harrison regular007
producer John Bryce regular
Directed by Don Leaver regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Floor Manager John Russell regular
Stage Manager Mary Lewis regular
Call Boy John Cooper regular
P.A. Eileen Cornwell regular
P.A. Timer Carol Armstrong regular
Wardrobe Anne Salisbury
Make-Up Lorna Bradish (listed as Launa Bradish)
Technical Supervisor Peter Cazaly regular
Lighting Supervisor H.W. Richards regular
Senior Cameraman Michael Baldock regular
Sound Supervisor Michael Roberts regular
Vision Mixer Del Randall regular
Racks Bill Marley regular (billed as William Marley)
Grams Operator Brian Moray regular
an ABC Production
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