New Avengers Logo 'Sleeper'
by Brain Clemens
New Avengers

Steed, Gambit, and Purdey are inoculated so that they can attend the demonstration of S.95, a new gas that can send people to sleep instantaneously. But when a quantity of the gas is subsequently stolen by the criminal Brady, he uses it to render the whole of London unconscious. Awakening on a particularly quiet Sunday, Purdey, Steed and Gambit search for one another, and encounter Brady’s men, who have set about looting the city. Eventually Steed and Gambit meet up, and from the top of the Post Office Tower spot the looters' departure point; they hijack their escape helicopter - which just so happens to be piloted by Purdey. But the three of them are so exhausted, that they fall fast asleep at their heroes' welcome.

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Keith Buckley (Brady), Arthur Dignam (Dr, Graham), Mark Jones (Chuck), Prentis Hancock (Bart), Sara Kestelman (Tina), Gavin Campbell, (Fred), Dave Schofield (Ben), George Sweeney (Phil), Peter Godfrey (Pilot), Leo Dolan (Bill), Jason White, Tony McHale (Policemen), Peter Richardson (Man in car)*, Denise Reynolds (Woman in car)*

Directed by Graeme Clifford
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

LWT - 14th January 1977

*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey