New Avengers Logo 'Complex'
by Dennis Spooner
New Avengers

In an attempt to expose Scapina, a deadly new assassin, Steed, Gambit and Purdey arrange to meet an agent who will identify him, but he is gunned down by an assassin, leaving only a blurred photograph of a man leaving a building. Another agent, Karavitch, informs Steed that he will meet them in Toronto and reveal Scapina’s identity for the price of a million. Arriving at the rendezvous - an ultra high-tech building - Steed is met by security chief Baker, but Karavitch is shot from a passing van, and the assassin later throws himself from a high window. Purdey investigates the agent's files held inside the building, but fails to notice the doors sealing themselves automatically, sealing her in. Realising that Scapina - Special Computerized Automated Project In North America - is the building itself , Steed manages to send Purdey a gift of matches and lighters, which she uses to set off the sprinkler system, thereby short-circuiting Scapina’s electronic brain.

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Cec Linder (Baker), Harvey Atkin (Talbot), Vlasta Vrana (Karayitch), Rudy Lipp (Koschev), Jan Rubes (Patlenko), Michael Ball (Cope), David Nichols (Greenwood), Suzette Couture (Miss Cummings), Gerald Crack (Berisford Holt)

Directed by Richard Gilbert
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

LWT - 11th November 1977

*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey

*Produced in Canada