Episode 133: Tara King Era
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Tara arrives at Steed's flat to find that she can hear him, but can't see him. Turns out he is hiding behind the sofa. "My tuba has sprung a leak," he explains.


 Les évadés du monastère

 Der Chamäleon-Faktor

 Evasione impossibile

 La Huida

  On the Radio

• Get-A-Way!

  Other Viewpoints

• Visitor Reviews
• The Young Avenger


Steed questions the loss of his friends
Tara finds the answer in a bottle*

Production completed: 15 February 1968
UK Premiere (London, Season 7): 14 May 1969
US Premiere (New York, Season 3): 24 April 1968

Enemy agents are escaping from a high-security prison, each with a single target, and the first two happen to be Steed's best friends. Then the ringleader—the most dangerous of the bunch—calmly announces that he, too, will soon escape... and guess who his target might be?


It is Peter Bowles' fine performance that saves this one from the one-bowler bin. Despite an action-filled teaser, it is so hum-drum and unexciting that I had a hard time finding interesting images to post.


Considering this episode was produced early in a season that supposedly marked The Avengers' return to "realism," the means of escape for the prisoners is pretty darned unbelievable!

Robert Russell appeared in two Police Surgeon episodes, "Easy Money" and "Wilful Neglect."

*This unofficial subtitle is by Yours Truly.

 On Location

Ashridge College near Little Gaddesden was the setting for the monastery.

 Essential Reading



Written by
Directed by

Philip Levene
Don Sharp

Full production credits


John Steed
Tara King
Colonel James
Paul Ryder
George Neville
Major Baxter
Lt. Edwards

Patrick Macnee 007
Linda Thorson
Andrew Keir #
Peter Bowles #
Peter Bayliss# 007
Neil Hallett #
Terence Longdon #
William Wilde
Michael Culver #
Michael Elwyn
John Hussey
Barry Linehan #
Robert Russell
Vincent Harding
James Belchamber #


Peter Bayliss

The Murder Market

James Belchamber

Quick-Quick Slow Death

Peter Bowles

Second Sight
Dial a Deadly Number
Escape in Time

Michael Culver


Neil Hallett

Medium Rare
The Winged Avenger
Dead of Winter

Andrew Keir

The Fear Merchants

Barry Linehan

The Golden Fleece

Terence Longdon


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