New Avengers Logo 'Medium Rare'
by Dennis Spooner
New Avengers

Steed, Gambit and Purdey investigate the death of Freddy Mason, who acted as paymaster to a team of informants. Unknown to them, Mason’s boss, Wallace, had been disguising himself as various informers so that he could swindle the department. In order to avert Steed's attention, Wallace hires a professional killer, Richards, to frame Steed for murder. Meanwhile, Victoria Stanton, a spiritual medium, warns Steed of the imminent deaths of two accountants, Cowley and Wigmore, but she is disbelieved by Purdey and Gambit - until the predictions come true… Steed is placed under house-arrest, while Gambit and Purdey attempt to prove his innocence. Wallace and Richards decide to murder Steed and make it look like suicide, but when Richards goes to Steed’s house, he is overpowered and arrested by Steed. Gambit and Purdey trace the source of Victoria’s premonitions to a set of old pipes that carry sound from the flat above - which is owned by Wallace!

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Jon Fitch (Wallace), Mervyn Johns (Elderly Man), Jeremy Wilkin (Richards), Sue Holderness (Victoria Stanton), Neil Hallett (Roberts), Maurice O'Connell (McBain), Diana Churchill (Dowager Lady), Celia Foxe (Model Girl), Steve Ubels (Young Man at Seance), Allen Weston (Mason)

Directed by Ray Austin
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

LWT - 23rd September 1977

*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey