Avengers Logo 'Man-Eater of Surrey Green'
by Philip Levene
Avengers Cast

After four of England's top horticulturalists go missing, Steed and Mrs. Peel investigate, and discover that the botanists are in the employ of Sir Lyle Peterson, apparently engaged in developing a new flowering shrub. Suspicious, the two agents trace some huge industrial deliveries to an abandoned farm, where they find a recently crashed British space capsule has been hidden. The spaceship was lost a year ago, but actually returned to Earth after it collided with a gigantic seed pod in space. Steed and Mrs. Peel initially believe that Sir Lyle is attempting to germinate the plant, but it becomes obvious that the plant is a telepathic man-eater, and is instead using Sir Lyle to assist it in taking over the entire planet…

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Derek Farr (Sir Lyle Peterson), Athene Sayler (Doctor Sheldon), William Job (Alan Carter), Gillian Lewis (Laura Burford), Joby Blanshard (Joe Mercer), Edwin Finn (Professor Taylor), Harry Shacklock (Professor Knight), Ross Hutchinson (Doctor Connelly), John G. Heller (Lennon), David Hutcheson (Wing Commander Davie), Joe Ritchie (Publican)

Directed by Sidney Hayers
Produced by Julian Wintle

UK: 11th December, 1965

*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel

*The tag scene: Steed and Mrs. Peel relax in the hay while on the back of a truck…