Avengers Logo 'Dance With Death'
by Peter Ling
and Sheilah Ward
Avengers Cast

When Elaine Bateman, the owner of a dancing school, is gassed, Doctor Keel revives her, and she insists that she is the victim of a murder attempt. Keel instigates the school and meets her partner Major Caswell and the school pianist, Anthony. Keel is forced to leave after an altercation with Price, a student who was in love with Elaine, but he accidentally leaves his scarf behind. Later on, Elaine is found strangled with Keel’s scarf, but Steed is able to vindicate his partner, instead suspecting Anthony, who had previously been accused of murdering his wife, who was electrocuted by a radio thrown into her bathtub. Steed attempts to track Anthony down, but finds that he has eloped with Valerie, a young woman whom Anthony met through the dance school, and who is in possession of a large cache of diamonds. Steed and Keel arrive just in time to prevent her murder, arrest Anthony, and return the jewels to Valerie’s mother.

Ian Hendry (Doctor David Keel), Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Ingrid Hafner (Carol Wilson), Caroline Blakiston (Elaine Bateman), David Sutton (Trevor Price), Angela Douglas (Beth Wilkinson), Ewan Roberts (Major Caswell), Pauline Shepherd (Valerie Marne), Diana King (Mrs. Marne), Geoffrey Palmer (Philip Anthony), Norman Chappell (Porter)

Directed by Don Leaver
Produced by Leonard White

UK: 15th April, 1961

*Featuring Doctor David Keel and John Steed

*This episode no longer exists