Avengers Logo 'Game'
by Richard Harris
Avengers Cast

Steed and Tara investigate the bizarre deaths of several former military officers that Steed once served alongside. Their only clues are jigsaw pieces found on the body of each corpse. While Steed checks out a jigsaw manufacturer, Tara assembles the puzzle, which eventually reveals a picture of a country house. Tracing the location of the manor, Steed and Tara discover that the murders are part of a revenge planned by a man that the officers once court-martialled; he is using his love of games to force his victims to play life-scaled games tailored to their profession - with death as the reward. Unable to save his colleagues, Steed is forced to play the final game of ‘Super Secret Agent’ in order to rescue Tara from suffocating inside a giant hourglass…

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Linda Thorson (Tara King), Peter Jeffrey (Monty Bristow / Daniel Edmund), Garfield Morgan (Manservant), Anthony Newlands (Brigadier Wishforth-Brown), Alex Scott (Averman), Aubrey Richards (Professor Witney), Desmond Walter Ellis (Manager), Geoffrey Russell (Dexter), Achilles Georgiou (Student), Brian Badcoe (Gibson)

Directed by Robert Fuest
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

UK: 2nd October, 1968

*Featuring John Steed and Tara King

*The tag scene: Steed and Tara play ‘Steed-opoly,’ but Tara is unable to get the hang of the rules…