What connects a posh wine merchant's with a secret research establishment? And how much is a case of 1956 Chateau Lafitte anyway?
An episode set largely in a Cornwall cemetery, where people keep winding up buried even though they have no connection with the area. What's going on?
The influence of John le Carré's The Spy Who Came In from the Cold is obvious in this excellent episode, about Steed being interrogated for being a double agent
An international cabal of criminals posing as clergymen are what powers this brilliant episode. And Steed and Gale share a screen kiss – their only one
We're near the end of Mrs Gale reign on The Avengers, and in The White Elephant, set in a zoo, we get a hint as to why her character might have had enough
It's the Christmas episode for 1963, so writer Brian Clemens sends Steed and Gale off on an adventure that's a mix of Agatha Christie and good old British pantomime
Steed slaves as a chef while Mrs Gale butters up an ailing emir in Death a la Carte, an episode of the Avengers scoring few points for political correctness
In Don't Look Behind You, writer Brian Clemens refits The Old Dark House and turns it into an Avengers episode full of thrills and eccentricity
What connects a chintzy Chinese restaurant with an Army camp miles away? Steed and Gale investigate a high-end gold smuggling racket in The Golden Fleece
Men in togas, a decorous orgy, a mad plan to wreak eco-armageddon, there's plenty for Steed and Gale to get their teeth into in The Grandeur That Was Rome