The Avengers

Series 4, 1965-6

Episode Guide

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

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

# Episode Produced ATV ABC Anglia BTV CTV GTV South STV TT UTV WTV TWW ABN2 ABV2 USA
00 The ‘Chess Board’ Introduction (specially filmed for the US market to explain the characters to the audience)
01 The Town of No Return 3/08/651 28/09/65
8.00pm
2/10/65
8.25pm
1/10/65
8.00pm
3/10/65
9.35pm
2/10/65
8.25pm
2/10/65
8.25pm
1/10/65
8.00pm
28/09/65
8.00pm
2/10/65
8.25pm
1/10/65
8.00pm
2/10/65
8.25pm
2/10/65
8.25pm
12/04/66
8.00pm
5/04/66
7.30pm
1/09/66
10.00pm
02 The Gravediggers 14/04/652 7/10/65
8.00pm
9/10/65
8.25pm
7/10/65
8.00pm
10/10/65
9.35pm
9/10/65
8.25pm
9/10/65
8.25pm
7/10/65
8.00pm
5/10/65
8.00pm
9/10/65
8.25pm
8/10/65
8.00pm
9/10/65
8.25pm
9/10/65
8.25pm
15/03/66
8.00pm
8/03/66
7.30pm
4/08/66
10.00pm
03 The Cybernauts 19/03/65 14/10/65
8.00pm
16/10/65
8.25pm
14/10/65
8.00pm
17/10/65
9.35pm
16/10/65
8.25pm
16/10/65
8.25pm
14/10/65
8.00pm
12/10/65
8.00pm
16/10/65
8.25pm
15/10/65
8.00pm
16/10/65
8.25pm
16/10/65
8.25pm
22/03/66
8.00pm
15/03/66
7.30pm
28/03/66
10.00pm
04 Death at Bargain Prices 17/02/65 21/10/65
8.00pm
23/10/65
8.25pm
21/10/65
8.00pm
24/10/65
9.35pm
23/10/65
8.25pm
23/10/65
8.25pm
21/10/65
8.00pm
19/10/65
8.00pm
23/10/65
8.25pm
22/10/65
8.00pm
23/10/65
8.25pm
23/10/65
8.25pm
26/04/66
8.00pm
19/04/66
7.30pm
11/04/66
10.00pm
05 Castle De’ath 20/08/65 28/10/65
8.00pm
30/10/65
10.05pm
28/10/65
8.00pm
31/10/65
9.35pm
30/10/65
8.25pm
30/10/65
8.25pm
28/10/65
8.00pm
26/10/65
8.00pm
30/10/65
10.05pm
29/10/65
8.00pm
30/10/65
8.25pm
30/10/65
8.25pm
17/05/66
8.00pm
24/05/66
7.30pm
2/05/66
10.00pm
06 The Master Minds 8/01/65 4/11/65
8.00pm
6/11/65
10.05pm
4/11/65
8.00pm
7/11/65
9.35pm
6/11/65
8.25pm
6/11/65
8.25pm
4/11/65
8.00pm
2/11/65
8.00pm
6/11/65
10.05pm
5/11/65
8.00pm
6/11/65
8.25pm
6/11/65
8.25pm
19/04/66
8.00pm
12/04/66
7.30pm
11/07/66
10.00pm
07 The Murder Market 18/12/643 12/11/65
8.00pm
13/11/65
10.05pm
11/11/65
8.00pm
5/12/65
9.35pm4
13/11/65
8.25pm
13/11/65
8.25pm
11/11/65
8.00pm
9/11/65
8.00pm
13/11/65
10.05pm
12/11/65
8.00pm
13/11/65
8.25pm
13/11/65
8.25pm
1/03/66
8.00pm
1/03/66
7.30pm
30/05/66
10.00pm
08 A Surfeit of H2O 11/05/65 19/11/65
8.00pm
20/11/65
9.05pm
18/11/65
8.00pm
21/11/65
9.35pm
20/11/65
9.05pm
20/11/65
8.00pm
20/11/65
9.05pm
16/11/65
8.00pm
20/11/65
9.05pm
19/11/65
8.00pm
20/11/65
9.05pm
20/11/65
9.05pm
5/04/66
8.00pm
29/03/66
7.30pm
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09 The Hour that Never Was 20/07/65 26/11/65
8.00pm
27/11/65
9.05pm
25/11/65
8.00pm
28/11/65
9.35pm
27/11/65
9.05pm
27/11/65
8.00pm
27/11/65
9.05pm
23/11/65
8.00pm
27/11/65
9.05pm
26/11/65
8.00pm
27/11/65
9.05pm
27/11/65
9.05pm
24/05/66
8.00pm
17/05/66
7.30pm
25/04/66
10.00pm
10 Dial a Deadly Number 22/01/65 3/12/65
8.00pm
4/12/65
9.05pm
2/12/65
8.00pm
2/04/66
9.35pm4
4/12/65
9.05pm
3/12/65
8.00pm
4/12/65
9.05pm
30/11/65
8.00pm
4/12/65
9.05pm
3/12/65
8.00pm
4/12/65
9.05pm
4/12/65
9.05pm
8/03/66
8.00pm
26/04/66
7.30pm
21/07/66
10.00pm5
11 Man-eater of Surrey Green 11/06/65 10/12/65
8.00pm
11/12/65
9.05pm
9/12/65
8.00pm
12/12/65
9.35pm
11/12/65
9.05pm
10/12/65
8.00pm
11/12/65
9.05pm
7/12/65
8.00pm
11/12/65
9.05pm
10/12/65
8.00pm
11/12/65
9.05pm
11/12/65
9.05pm
10/05/66
8.00pm
3/05/66
7.30pm
25/08/66
10.00pm
12 Two’s a Crowd 28/05/65 17/12/65
8.00pm
18/12/65
9.05pm
16/12/65
8.00pm
19/12/65
9.35pm
18/12/65
9.05pm
17/12/65
8.00pm
18/12/65
9.05pm
14/12/65
8.00pm
18/12/65
9.05pm
17/12/65
8.00pm
18/12/65
9.05pm
18/12/65
9.05pm
3/05/66
8.00pm
10/05/66
7.30pm
9/05/66
10.00pm
13 Too Many Christmas Trees 1/03/65 23/12/65
9.40pm
25/12/65
10.10pm
23/12/65
8.00pm
24/12/65
8.00pm
25/12/65
10.10pm
24/12/65
8.00pm
25/12/65
10.15pm
21/12/65
8.00pm
25/12/65
10.10pm
25/12/65
8.00pm
25/12/65
10.10pm
25/12/65
10.10pm
25/12/66
9.20pm
25/12/66
9.20pm
11/08/66
10.00pm
14 Silent Dust 2/07/65 31/12/65
8.00pm
1/01/66
9.05pm
30/12/65
8.00pm
2/01/66
9.35pm
1/01/66
9.05pm
31/12/65
8.00pm
1/01/66
9.05pm
28/12/65
8.00pm
1/01/66
9.05pm
31/12/65
8.00pm
1/01/66
9.05pm
1/01/66
9.05pm
19/07/66
8.00pm
29/07/66
7.30pm
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15 Room without a View 29/04/65 7/01/66
8.00pm
8/01/66
9.05pm
6/01/66
8.00pm
9/01/66
9.35pm
8/01/66
9.05pm
7/01/66
8.00pm
8/01/66
9.05pm
4/01/66
8.00pm
7/01/66
8.00pm
7/01/66
8.00pm
8/01/66
9.05pm
8/01/66
9.05pm
29/03/66
8.00pm
22/03/66
7.30pm
27/06/66
10.00pm
16 Small Game for Big Hunters 1/10/65 14/01/66
8.00pm
15/01/66
9.05pm
13/01/66
8.00pm
16/01/66
9.35pm
15/01/66
9.05pm
14/01/66
8.00pm
15/01/66
9.05pm
11/01/66
8.00pm
14/01/66
8.00pm
14/01/66
8.00pm
15/01/66
9.05pm
15/01/66
9.05pm
31/05/66
8.00pm
7/06/66
7.30pm
4/04/66
10.00pm
17 The Girl from Auntie 26/10/656 21/01/66
8.00pm
22/01/66
9.05pm
20/01/66
8.00pm
23/01/66
9.35pm
22/01/66
9.05pm
21/01/66
8.00pm
22/01/66
8.55pm
18/01/66
8.00pm
21/01/66
8.00pm
21/01/66
8.00pm
22/01/66
9.05pm
22/01/66
9.05pm
14/06/66
8.00pm
21/06/66
7.30pm
6/06/66
10.00pm
18 The Thirteenth Hole 15/09/65 28/01/66
8.00pm
29/01/66
9.05pm
27/01/66
8.00pm
30/01/66
9.35pm
29/01/66
9.05pm
28/01/66
8.00pm
29/01/66
8.25pm
25/01/66
8.00pm
28/01/66
8.00pm
28/01/66
8.00pm
29/01/66
9.05pm
29/01/66
9.05pm
7/06/66
8.00pm
31/05/66
7.30pm
18/08/66
10.00pm
19 Quick-Quick Slow Death 12/11/65 4/02/66
8.00pm
5/02/66
9.05pm
5/02/66
8.25pm
6/02/66
9.35pm
5/02/66
9.05pm
4/02/66
8.00pm
5/02/66
8.25pm
1/02/66
8.00pm
4/02/66
8.00pm
4/02/66
8.00pm
5/02/66
9.05pm
5/02/66
9.05pm
21/06/66
8.00pm
14/06/66
7.30pm
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20 The Danger Makers 13/12/65 11/02/66
8.00pm
12/02/66
9.05pm
12/02/66
8.25pm
13/02/66
9.35pm
12/02/66
9.05pm
11/02/66
8.00pm
12/02/66
8.25pm
8/02/66
8.00pm
11/02/66
8.00pm
11/02/66
8.00pm
12/02/66
9.05pm
12/02/66
9.05pm
28/06/66
8.00pm
15/07/66
7.30pm
4/07/66
10.00pm
21 A Touch of Brimstone 24/12/65 18/02/66
8.00pm
19/02/66
9.05pm
19/02/66
8.25pm
19/02/66
9.05pm
19/02/66
9.05pm
18/02/66
8.00pm
19/02/66
8.25pm
15/02/66
8.00pm
18/02/66
8.00pm
18/02/66
8.00pm
19/02/66
9.05pm
19/02/66
9.05pm
5/07/66
8.00pm
28/06/66
7.30pm
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22 What the Butler Saw 7/01/66 25/02/66
8.00pm
26/02/66
9.05pm
26/02/66
8.25pm
26/02/66
9.05pm
26/02/66
9.05pm
25/02/66
8.00pm
26/02/66
8.25pm
22/02/66
8.00pm
25/02/66
8.00pm
25/02/66
8.00pm
26/02/66
9.05pm
2/04/66
9.05pm
12/07/66
8.00pm
5/07/66
8.00pm
28/07/66
10.00pm
23 The House That Jack Built 18/01/66 4/03/66
8.00pm
5/03/66
9.05pm
5/03/66
8.25pm
5/03/66
9.05pm
5/03/66
9.05pm
4/03/66
8.00pm
5/03/66
8.25pm
1/03/66
8.00pm
4/03/66
8.00pm
4/03/66
8.00pm
5/03/66
9.05pm
5/03/66
9.05pm
2/08/66
8.00pm
22/07/66
8.00pm
16/05/66
10.00pm
24 A Sense of History 5/02/66 11/03/66
8.00pm
12/03/66
9.20pm
12/03/66
8.15pm
12/03/66
9.20pm
12/03/66
9.05pm
11/03/66
8.00pm
12/03/66
9.20pm
8/03/66
8.00pm
11/03/66
8.00pm
11/03/66
8.00pm
12/03/66
9.05pm
12/03/66
9.05pm
26/07/66
8.00pm
5/08/66
8.00pm
20/06/66
10.00pm
25 How to Succeed .... at Murder 15/02/66 18/03/66
8.00pm
19/03/66
9.10pm
18/03/66
8.25pm
19/03/66
9.10pm
19/03/66
9.05pm
18/03/66
8.00pm
19/03/66
8.25pm
15/03/66
8.00pm
18/03/66
8.00pm
18/03/66
8.00pm
19/03/66
9.05pm
19/03/66
9.05pm
16/08/66
8.00pm
12/08/66
8.00pm
13/06/66
10.00pm
26 Honey for the Prince 4/03/66 25/03/66
8.00pm
26/03/66
9.20pm
26/03/66
8.15pm
26/03/66
9.20pm
26/03/66
9.20pm
25/03/66
8.00pm
26/03/66
9.20pm
22/03/66
8.00pm
25/03/66
8.00pm
25/03/66
8.00pm
26/03/66
9.05pm
26/03/66
9.05pm
9/08/66
8.00pm
19/08/66
8.00pm
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27 The Strange Case of the Missing Corpse (three-minute promo announcing that Series 5 would be in colour)

  1. The Town of No Return was initially directed by Peter Graham Scott, featuring Elizabeth Shepherd as Emma Peel from 29 October to 13 November 1964. When she proved unsuitable for the role, it was reshot 21 July - 3 August 1965 with Roy Baker directing. The Avengers Declassified suggests that the second shoot ended around July 30 rather than August 3 1965.
  2. The Gravediggers is given a 12 April completion by Mike Richardson but a 14 April completion date by The Avengers Declassified.
  3. The Murder Market was initially directed by Wolf Rilla from November 23 to December 4 1964, and was subsequently partially reshot by Peter Graham Scott December 16-18 1964.
  4. Dial a Deadly Number is listed in the schedule for both 5 December 1965 and 2 April 1966 but one of these two must be The Murder Market as it’s the only episode unaccounted for otherwise. The Murder Market was probably substituted for Dial a Deadly Number in December but it’s just as likely that the repetition is an error and it was the other way round.
  5. The Avengers moved from Monday to Thursday night in US network transmission on 21 July 1966.
  6. Th Avengers Declassified suggests that The Girl from Auntie finished filming on October 23 1965.
Legend and cast lists
  • The television channels are listed with their acronym or short name, hovering over them will give you the full details. 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. “Jimmy Smallwood” instead of “Smallwood”); 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 were preserved in the ABC archives and various ITV station libraries and are now available to the public on DVD or digital download.

Episodes are listed in the order of broadcast in the ABC Midlands region, as used by Dave Rogers in his 1990 book on the series. Most regions broadcast in this same order. Various DVD sets have used different orders over the years, I have no idea what the order Studio Canal uses is supposed to represent!

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; the last six episodes only have approximate dates; they are unverified by myself.

Broadcasting
  • Teledu Cymru (WWN) had ceased on 26 January 1964 when the company suffered a catastrophic financial collapse. Television Wales & West took over the Teledu Cymru name for the WWN area and ran both regions with more or less the same scheduling.
  • 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?
  • Border Television showed episodes on Sunday nights, skipping 14 November 1965 as the Royal Variety Performance was shown instead.
  • Television Wales & West took a four week break from The Avengers 20 November - 11 December 1965, showing Hwb l’r Galon and Mad Movies instead. On 26 February 1966 they re-scheduled a violent episode of The Rat Catchers which had been replaced the previous week as it contained scenes unsuitable for its earlier timeslot.
  • ABC-TV Network times for the USA are for New York although other areas, such as Los Angeles, used the same timeslot. Chicago screened them an hour earlier (9pm for this series’ first run) to take into account the timezone difference and keep them synchronised across the East and Midwest. ABC-TV only showed twenty-one episodes from this series.
The Avengers Down-under

In Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne, 25 episodes were broadcast in a row starting with The Murder Market on 1st May 1966 - but this was the only time the same episode was shown in all regions.

Melbourne started their “second series” two months earlier, kicking off with The Gilded Cage which had not been previously screened in the Victorian regions. This was followed by six more unbroadcast episodes from series 3 and then continued to go straight into showing series 4 without a break. This resulted in a second series of thirty-two episodes in Melbourne.

The NSW and ACT series was 25 episodes, and Melbourne 32 because Too Many Christmas Trees was held back and broadcast as a Christmas special in all regions on 25th December 1966, four months after the rest of the series and completing the broadcast of all 26 episodes.

The Australian broadcast dates are all confirmed from newspaper listings.

Thirteen episodes of this series were repeated across Australia from July to September 1967, filling the gap between the first half of series 5 and the second half, which kicked off with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station. This meant The Avengers were shown for eight straight months of 1967 across Australia. It was so popular that the CEO of TCN9, a commercial station, complained in the press that the ABC was affecting his business and had no right to take popular shows, as the ABC was the government-run broadcaster. The repeated episodes are all from the first fifteen episodes, leaving out Castle De’ath and The Hour that Never Was.

European broadcasts
# Episode France Switzerland French title Germany German title Netherlands Dutch title Italy Italian title Spain Spanish title
01 The Town of No Return 2/05/67
8:00pm
10/12/66
8:35pm
Voyage sans retour 20/12/66
9:15pm
Stadt ohne Rückkehr 19/09/67
9:00pm
De Spookstad 29/10/80 C51 Il città senza ritorno / Il paese senza ritorno 14/02/67
10:15pm
El pueblo de donde no se regresa2
02 The Gravediggers 5/7/91 FR3 - Les fossoyeurs 7/02/67
9:15pm
Die Totengrüber 22/02/69
9:00pm
De doodgravers 14/11/80 C51 Servizio funebre 28/03/67
10:15pm
Los sepultureros
03 The Cybernauts 27/05/73
12:00 AM
19/11/66
8:40pm
Les cybernautes 18/10/66
9:15pm
Die Roboter - De robot1 15/11/80 C51 I cibernauti 14/03/67
10:15pm
Los Cibernautas
04 Death at Bargain Prices 13/06/67
8:00pm
28/01/67
9:20pm
Mort en magasin 21/03/67
9:15pm
Auzverkauf des Todes 2/11/68
9:00pm
Moord tegen opruimingsprijzen (N2) 17/10/69
10:00pm
Corsa contro il tempo 28/02/67
10:15pm
Muerte a plazos módicos
05 Castle De’ath 3/7/91 FR3 - Le fantôme du château De’Ath 10/01/67
9:15pm
Das schottische Schloß 16/08/67
9:20pm
Het geheimzinnige kasteel (N2) 30/10/80 C51 L’ultimo dei De’ath 24/07/67
4:10pm
El castillo de la muerte
06 The Master Minds 6/06/67
8:00pm
4/11/66
8:35pm
Les aigles 21/02/67
9:15pm
Club der Hirne 27/06/67
9:05pm
Superintellect - - 12/06/67
4:00pm
Los amos de la mente2
07 The Murder Market 11/04/67
10:10pm
1/10/66
9:20pm
Cœur à cœur - Das Mörderinstitut - - 7/08/69
10:00pm
Lovejoy & C. (RAI 1) 7/02/67
10:15pm
El mercado de asesinatos
08 A Surfeit of H2O 23/7/91 FR3 - Dans sept jours le déluge - Eine Überdosis Wasser 17/09/68
9:10pm
De zondvloed 28/11/80 C51 H2O 11/04/67
10:15pm
Un exceso de H2O
09 The Hour that Never Was 11/07/67
8:05pm
25/02/67
9:10pm
L’heure perdue - Die Fehlende Stunde 7/03/67
8:55pm
Het verdwenen uur / Het uur dat niet bestond 30/11/80 C51 Il tempo si è fermato 19/06/67
4:05pm
La hora que nunca llegó
10 Dial a Deadly Number 4/04/67
10:10pm
12/11/66
8:35pm
Meurtre par téléphone 6/12/66
9:15pm
Vorsicht bei Anruf 18/10/66
9:05pm
De dood telefoneert 3/10/69
10:00pm
Doppio gioco (RAI 1) 21/02/67
10:15pm
Marque un numero mortal
11 Man-eater of Surrey Green 12/7/91 FR3 - La mangeuse d’hommes du Surrey - Mörderischer Löwenzahn 25/01/69
9:00pm
Een mensetende plant - - 5/06/67
4:10pm
Los antropófagos de Surrey Green3
12 Two’s a Crowd 9/7/91 FR3 - Un Steed de trop 22/11/66
9:15pm
2:1=1 24/08/67
8:30pm
De dubbelganger (N2) - - 29/05/67
4:10pm
Dos son demasiado4
13 Too Many Christmas Trees 21/09/73
12:00 AM
17/12/66
8:35pm
Faites de beaux rêves - Der Weihnachtsalptraum - - 3/12/80 C51 Troppi alberi di Natale 7/03/67
10:15pm
Demasiados árboles en Navidad
14 Silent Dust 9/05/67
8:03pm
15/10/66
9:35pm
La poussière qui tue 8/11/66
9:30pm
Tödlicher Staub 2/05/67
9:15pm
Dodelijke mest 29/10/80 C51 Morte silenziosa 17/07/67
4:05pm
El polvo del silencioso
15 Room without a View 27/7/91 FR3 14/01/67
8:35pm
Avec vue imprenable 8/08/67
9:15pm
Geschlossene Räume 28/01/67
8:55pm
Kamer zonder uitzicht (N2) 10/10/69
10:00pm
Stanza 621 (RAI 1) 4/04/67
10:15pm
Un cuarto sin vista
16 Small Game for Big Hunters 25/04/67
8:00pm
8/10/66
9:40pm
Petit gibier pour gros chasseurs 4/04/67
9:15pm
Afrikanischer Sommer 11/09/67
9:35pm
De slaapziekte 26/11/80 C51 Piccolo gioco per grandi cacciatori 3/07/67
4:05pm
Presa chica para grandes cazadores
17 The Girl from Auntie 18/7/91 FR3 - Maille à partir avec les taties - Nadeln töten leiser  23/07/68
9:10pm
Een rechts, twee averechts 24/11/80 C51 Cercate ‘la vecchia’ 31/07/67
4:10pm
La muchacha de Aunty
18 The Thirteenth Hole 4/07/67
8:05pm
18/03/67
9:10pm
Le jeu s’arrête au 13 7/03/67
9:15pm
Das dreizehnte Loch 13/12/66
8:50pm
Een Partijtje Golf 24/10/69
10:00pm
La tredicesima buca 26/06/67
4:00pm
El hoyo 13
19 Quick-Quick Slow Death 27/06/67
8:00pm
18/02/67
9:10pm
La danse macabre 24/01/67
9:15pm
Gefährliche Tanzstunde 25/07/67
9:35pm
Dodendans 21 July 1969?5 A passo di danza 21/08/67
4:15pm
Rápido, rápido, muerte lenta
20 The Danger Makers 2/7/91 FR3 26/11/66
9:20pm
Les chevaliers de la mort 18/07/67
9:15pm
Der Club der schwarzen Rose - De vreesaanjagers6? 26/11/80 C51 La fabbrica del brivido - Los amantes del peligro
21 A Touch of Brimstone 1/7/91 FR3 17/05/67
10:10pm
Le club de l’enfer - Die Nacht der Sünder - - 3/12/80 C51 Un pizzico di zolfo - Un toque Diabólico
22 What the Butler Saw 20/06/67
8:00pm
11/02/67
8:35pm
Les espions font le service 18/04/67
9:15pm
Butler sind gefährlich 19/04/69
9:00pm
Steed wordt butler 12/08/69
9:00pm
Cercate il maggiordomo (RAI 1) 28/08/67
4:10pm
Lo que el mayordomo vio
23 The House That Jack Built 6/7/91 FR3 - L’héritage diabolique - Das Häuschen im Grünen 20/08/68
9:40pm
Het huis van oom Jack 17/11/80 C51 Benvenuti a casa del povero Jack - La casa que jack construyó
24 A Sense of History 30/05/67
8:00pm
22/10/66
9:25pm
L’économe et le sens de l’histoire 1/08/67
9:15pm
Robin Hood spielt mit 11/07/68
8:55pm
Het Europaplan - - 14/08/67
4:10pm
Un sentido de la Historia
25 How to Succeed .... at Murder 23/05/67
8:00pm
3/12/66
8:35pm
Comment réussir un assassinat - Mordet die Männer! 25/06/68
9:10pm
Moord in de zakenwereld 12/11/80 C51? Scuola di danza per delitto 7/08/67
4:10pm
Cómo tener éxito en el asesinato
26 Honey for the Prince 20/7/91 FR3 4/02/67
9:20pm
Du miel pour le prince 4/07/67
9:15pm
Honig für den Prinzen 8/08/68
9:15pm
Honig voor de prins 25/11/80 C51 Miele per il principe - Miel para el príncipe

  1. This episode appears to have never been broadcast in the Netherlands. There is an episode that was supposed to be broadcast on 14th November, 1967 entitled “De robot” but the episode synopsis given in the television listing is for Return of the Cybernauts. The episode was pre-empted by the broadcast of a football match between Feijenoord and Arsenal, and it was finally shown on 2nd December, 1967. It’s possible the listings were wrong, however, as Return of the Cybernauts was broadcast on 17th May, 1969 under the title “De terugkeer van de robots”.
  2. In Spain, The Master Minds was originally scheduled - and listed - for 14th February 1967 at 10:15pm but Nueve España indicates that it was pre-empted by The Town of No Return. The Master Minds was later broadcast on 12th June 1967 at 4pm
  3. This episode was originally scheduled for 14th Match 1967 but replaced by The Cybernauts.
  4. There is an unofficial Spanish listing in an advertisement for television repairs that calls this episode Dos son multitud.
  5. This episode does not appear in Italian listings in 1969 but A passo di danza is reported in the audience data for July 1969 as published in Radiocorriere TV
  6. on 4th October 1969. It seems likely that it was a stand-by programme used during the Apollo 11 coverage on 20 or 21 July, 1969. The Twilight Zone episode Would the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (Italian: Ai confini della realtà - Chi è il vero marziano?) was reportedly shown on 20 July 1969 so it is perhaps more likely that this episode was shown on the 21st July. Both telefilms received high ratings in the October report, so it seems likely both benefited from being during the Apollo coverage. A passo di danza appears in a repeat run in 1979.
  7. There is an episode is listed for broadcast on 12th December 1967 in the Netherlands under the title “De vreesaanjagers” which could conceivably be The Danger Makers - but is more likely an early version of the title for The Fear Merchants, later shown (9/8/1969) as “Handel in Angst”. Most listings for 12th December 1967 have “De autorally” (Dead Man’s Treasure instead so The Danger Makers may never have been shown in Holland.

The Spanish titles here are from contemporary newspaper listings and differ greatly from those used on DVD sets.

There was another episode scheduled to be broadcast in Spain on RTE-1 at 4:45pm on 10th July 1967 but it was pre-empted by an extended sports report which included Tour de France coverage.

Italy only showed six episodes, and What the Butler Saw was a stand-by programme when the first episode of Paoloa Ojetti’s highly anticipated Italian production of Rebecca wasn’t available on the scheduled day. Italy would not show any episodes again until Tele Torino International broadcast them in the 1980s - this meant Italian public television would not show any again until The New Avengers. Italian Avengers fans had to make do with broadcasts from surrounding countries such as France, Yugoslavia, and Switzerland. In the North they were lucky because Svizzera Italiana broadcast Series 5 in Italian, or at least had them subtitled in Italian, from October 1973 to July 1974.


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