New Avengers Logo 'The Eagle's Nest'
by Brian Clemens
New Avengers

When an agent, Stannard, is killed by poison-tipped fishing hooks, Steed and Purdey investigate. Meanwhile, Gambit is delegated to stand in for the dead agent at a lecture on suspended animation given by the world's foremost authority, Professor Von Claus. But the professor is abducted and taken to St. Dorca, a remote island inhabited by monks; here he is asked by Father Trasker to assist in unfreezing an injured member of their order. Following the trail, Steed arrives at the island pretending to be on holiday, while Purdey sneaks ashore in scuba gear. Steed infiltrates the monastery, and discovers that the monks are actually a troop of Nazis, who fled Germany at the end of the Second World War along with the frozen body of Adolf Hitler! Under threat of his family's death, Claus is forced to revive the Führer, as part of Trasker’s plans for a Fourth Reich. Steed and Purdey, now joined by Gambit, overpower the Nazis, and in the confusion, a dying Trasker accidentally shoots his beloved Führer.

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Peter Cushing (Von Claus), Derek Farr (Father Trasker), Frank Gatliff (Karl), Sydney Bromley (Hara), Trevor Baxter (Brown-Fitch), Joyce Carey (Lady with Dog), Neil Phillips (Main), Brian Anthony (Stannard), Ronald Forfar (Jud), Jerold Wells (Barker), Trude van Dorne (Gerda), Peter Porteous (Nazi Corporal), Charles Bolton (Ralph), Sammie Winmill (Molly)*, Maggy Maxwell (Dowager)*, Raymond Mason (Man with Suitcase)*

Directed by Desmond Davis
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

LWT - 22nd October 1976

*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey