New Avengers Logo 'Hostage'
by Brian Clemens
New Avengers

While on her way to a weekend with her mother, Purdey is kidnapped. Steed receives a ransom phone call which makes various demands, first of money and then secret papers on the full allied attack. Meanwhile, Steed's fellow agents become suspicious, and when one of them is found dead, shot by Steed's gun, Gambit is ordered to bring Steed in. Steed overpowers Gambit and heads off to the rendezvous point agreed with the kidnappers, a disused funfair. Steed attempts to rescue Purdey, but the two of them are held down by enemy fire. Gambit arrives in one of the Ghost Train carriages, and together the three of them overwhelm the kidnappers, leaving the toughest one just for Purdey.

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), William Franklyn (McKay), Simon Oates (Spelman), Michael Culver (Walters), Anna Palk (Suzy), Barry Stanton (Packer), Richard Ireson (Vernon), George Lane-Cooper (Marvin)

Directed by Sidney Hayers
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

LWT - 21st October 1977

*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey