Avengers Logo 'The Hidden Tiger'
by Philip Levene
Avengers Cast

Steed hunts a big cat - Emma is badly scratched

When something mauls a number of businessmen to death, Steed suspects that an escaped lion or tiger is on the loose. He calls on the services of Major Nesbit, a safari expert, to track down the ‘big cat’, but Nesbit quickly becomes the animal's next target. Steed discovers that all the victims were on the board of directors for P.U.R.R.R. - the Philanthropic Union for the Rescue, Relief and Recuperation of Cats - a society run by a man named Cheshire. He sends Mrs. Peel to investigate P.U.R.R.R., but Cheshire suspects Mrs. Peel is not what she seems, and despatches a killer cat to play with her…

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Ronnie Barker (Cheshire), Gabrielle Drake (Angora), John Phillips (Nesbit), Lyndon Brook (Doctor Manx), Michael Forrest (Peters), Stanley Meadows (Erskine), Jack Gwillim (Sir David Harper), Frederick Treves (Dawson), Brian Haines (Samuel Jones), John Moore (Williams), Reg Pritchard (Bellamy)

Directed by Sidney Hayers
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

UK: 4th March, 1967

*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel

*”Mrs Peel, we’re needed”: While redecorating her flat, Mrs. Peel removes a strip of old wallpaper and finds that written beneath it are the words ‘Mrs. Peel’. Steed then arrives and removes another strip of wallpaper to show ‘We're Needed!’

*The tag scene: Steed helps Mrs. Peel to redecorate her flat, and paints a heart and then their initials on the wall…

*Gabrielle Drake, who plays Angora, was later screen-tested to replace Diana Rigg