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Part 1:
'The Tiger Awakes'

by Brian Clemens
New Avengers

1965: when an entire hall of Salvation Army members are massacred by a young assassin, who is later found dead, his age apparently at least seventy, Steed and Mrs. Peel are dumbfounded. 1977: Mrs. Peel and Steed hear of a group of French youths in army surplus jackets found dead in a small town garage. Steed, Gambit and Purdey head for France to investigate, and find a derelict chateau under attack from a small army. Teaming up with Colonel Martin of the French police, they realise that thirty years ago, all these locations were the headquarters of various intelligence organisations. Gambit shoots one of the attacking young Russian soldiers, whose show him to be fifty-two years old. A similar attack results in the discovery of another young/old Russian, and an autopsy reveals that the ‘sixty-five-year old’ soldier has a transmitter lodged in his brain. The soldier is recognised by General Gaspard, who encountered him many years ago - a seemingly impossible situation. As Steed receives a phone call from the Russian ambassador, the building is attacked by mortar fire…

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Pierre Vernier (Colonel Martin), Maurice Marsac (General Gaspard), Charles Millot (Stanislav), Paul Emile Deiber (Toy), Christine Delaroche (Jeanine Leparge), Sacha Pitoeff (Keroy), Maxance Mailfort (Ivan), Sylvan Clement (Vassili), Krishna Clough (Soldier), Kenneth Watson (Salvation Army Major), Tony Then (Monk), Eric Allen (Penrose), Diana Rigg (Mrs. Peel)*

Directed by Yvon Marie Coulais
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

LWT - 30th October 1977

*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey

*Produced in France

*Working title: 'The Long Sleep'