Avengers Logo 'The Joker'
by Brian Clemens
Avengers Cast

Steed trumps an ace - Emma plays a lone hand

Mrs. Peel receives an invitation to spend a weekend at the home of fellow bridge enthusiast Sir Cavalier Rousicana. When Steed falls down the stairs in his flat, he stays at home nursing his sprained ankle while Mrs. Peel heads off to Sir Cavalier's eccentric mansion. But when Mrs. Peel arrives, she finds that the owner is away, and has left his house in the care of a very strange young woman named Ola. That night, Mrs. Peel encounters bizarre goings-on and even stranger characters; as the disturbing events continue, she discovers that she is being tormented by Prendergast, an old enemy that she helped put away in Berlin using a pretended romance. When he hears that Prendergast has escaped from prison, Steed rushes to Mrs. Peel’s aid, but his errand of mercy is hampered by thick fog. But back at the house, Prendergast finally confronts Mrs. Peel, and he is planning to gaining his revenge by cutting her face to ribbons…

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Peter Jeffrey (Prendergast), Ronald Lacey (Strange young man), Sally Nesbitt (Ola), John Stone (Major George Fancy)

Directed by Sidney Hayers
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

UK: 29th April, 1967

*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel

*"Mrs Peel, we’re needed": When Steed falls down the stairs in his flat, Mrs. Peel senses that he is in trouble, and breaks in. Steed looks up and groans “Mrs. Peel - You're Needed!”

*The tag scene: Safely back at Steed's flat, he Mrs. Peel play card tricks.

*This episode is a remake of ‘Don’t’ Look behind You’ from season 3, and ‘The House That Jack Built’ from season 4