Avengers Logo 'The Rotters'
by Dave Freeman
Avengers Cast

Top experts on forestry and timber are being systematically murdered. Steed and Tara investigate the deaths, and find that the villains are two upper-class employees from the firm Wormdoom Ltd., who are murdering their former colleagues from the Institute of Timber Technology with the use of a spray-gun filled with a fungus that instantly rots wood to dust. Not only that, but their boss is plotting to release the fungus across the country, unless he is paid the sum of one thousand million pounds…

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Linda Thorson (Tara King), Patrick Newell (Mother), Rhonda Parker (Rhonda)*, Gerald Sim (Kenneth), Jerome Willis (George), Eric Barker (Reggie Pym), John Nettleton (Palmer), Frank Middlemass (Mervyn Sawbow), and Dervis Ward, Harold Innocent (Wainwright), Tony Gilpin, Amy Dalby, John Stone, Charles Morgan, Harry Hutchinson, Noel Davis, John Scott

Directed by Robert Fuest
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

UK: 8th January, 1969

*Featuring John Steed, Tara King, Mother and Rhonda

*The tag scene: At Steed's flat, Tara cooks him a special mushroom omelette using a giant mushroom gained during the case