New Avengers Logo 'Trap'
by Brian Clemens
New Avengers

Steed, Gambit and Purdey team up with CIA agent Marty Brice to intervene in a drug drop that has been arranged by Soo Choy, a Chinese overlord with visions of joining the ranks of world-class drug dealers. The drop is bungled and Brice killed, but Soo Choy is left embarrassed, looking like a ‘dumbhead’ in the eyes of his peers. He exacts his revenge by sending Steed a fake Red Alert, which results in Steed, Gambit and Purdey boarding a plane piloted by one of Soo Choy’s men. But the kidnap attempt goes wrong, and the plane crash-lands on Soo Choy’s home turf. A deadly game of hide-and-seek between our heroes and Soo Choy’s men ensues, with Steed, Purdey and an injured Gambit forced to make bows and arrows from natural materials. Gambit is captured, but Purdey and Steed, disguised as prisoner and escort, infiltrate Soo Choy’s hide-out where, together with Gambit, they overpower the overlord, and make the ultimate ‘Chinese take-away’...

Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Gareth Hunt (Mike Gambit), Joanna Lumley (Purdey), Terry Wood (Soo Choy), Ferdy Mayne (Arcarty), Robert Rietty (Dom Carlos), Kristopher Kum (Tansing), Yasuko Nagazumi (Yasho), Stuart Damon (Marty Brine), Barry Lowe (Mulford), Annegret Easterman (Miranda), Bruce Boa (Mahon), Larry Lamb (Williams), Maj Britt (Girlfriend), Vincent Wong (Courier)*

Directed by Ray Austin
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens

LWT - 14th October 1977

*Featuring John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey