New Avengers Logo 'The Midas Touch'
by Brian Clemens
New Avengers

When found smuggling gold dust into the country, Hong-Kong Harry, a disgraced former agent, reveals to Steed that the gold is to be used in an auction amongst arms dealers as part of a project called Midas. Meanwhile, gold-obsessed Professor Turner has infected a man code-named Midas with dozens of deadly diseases, while keeping Midas himself immune. After Turner gives Midas’ powers a test-run at a party, killing everyone in a matter of minutes, Purdey is caught by Midas' keepers as she attempts to investigate. Steed and Gambit hear of a dignitary’s visit to a gold exhibition, and rush to the museum to prevent Midas from killing her. Arriving in the nick of time, they rescue Purdey and imprison Midas within a sarcophagus, but not before Turner is touched by his own creation, and left to die in agony.

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), John Carson (Freddy), Ed Devereaux (Vann), Ronald Lacy (Hong Kong Harry), David Swift (Turner), Jeremy Child (Lieutenant), Robert Mill (Curator), Ray Edwards (Garvin), Gilles Millinaire (Midas), Pik-Sen Lim (Sing), Chris Tranchell (Doctor), Lionel Guyett (Tayman), Geoffrey Bateman (Simpson), Tim Condren (Boz), Peter Winter (Morgan), Bruce Bould (Froggart), Bruno Elrington (Choy), Kenneth Gilbert (Rostock)*, Tania Mallett (Sara)*, Pola Churchill (Princess)*

Directed by Robert Fuest
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

LWT - 12th November 1976

*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey