Episode 142: Tara King Era
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Whilst buttering several hundred slices of bread, Steed denies that he will take Tara to dinner, or that he likes her new outfit.


English: "Lies

 Faux témoins

 Die Milch macht's

 Falsa testimonianza

 Falso Testigo

  Other Viewpoints

• Visitor Reviews
• The GLG Report
• The Young Avenger


Steed isn't double-crossed by a colleague
Tara doesn't find the secret in the milk*

Production completed: 11 July 1968
UK Premiere (London, Season 7): 6 November 1968
US Premiere (New York, Season 4): 25 November 1968

"I'm not right behind you!" Every time a blackmailer is cornered by a witness, the witness reverses his story. When at last a reliable witness is found, the lawyer reverses his position!


On the whole quite good, in spite of Tara's fashion follies. Worth it for the climactic fight alone.


Does Plummer's flat look familiar? You will see it again as Caspar's flat in "Super Secret Cypher Snatch."

Oh, and while Rhonda never utters a line of dialog in her tenure on The Avengers, she does give a whistle in this one when she summons an agent to take some milk for analysis. Or is it Tara's whistle? Funny, but Tara makes precisely the same whistle just a minute later when she is summoning her non-existent colleagues at the dairy. Talk about trivia!

This time Mother's office is in the top of a double-decker (shot on a real bus driving through the rain). Note that this little device was lifted for the dreadful movie.

Screenwriter Jeremy Burnham was a guest actor who appeared in three episodes: "The Town of No Return," "The Fear Merchants" and "The Forget-Me-Knot."

*This unofficial subtitle is by Yours Truly.

 Best Line

"Plucky, but from the wrong side of the hill." (Steed commenting on the wine he finds in Penman's refrigerator)

 Essential Reading


Written by
Directed by

Jeremy Burnham
Charles Crichton

Full production credits


John Steed
Tara King
Sir Joseph
Lord Edgefield
And: [Sloman]
[Dr. Grant]
[Little Man]

Patrick Macnee 007
Linda Thorson
John Bennett #
Barry Warren #
Tony Steedman #
Patrick Newell #
William Job #
Dan Meaden #
Michael Lees
Simon Lack
Arthur Pentelow #
Peter Jesson
Rio Fanning #
John Atkinson
Larry Burns
Jimmy Gardner
Terry Eliot



Rhonda Parker


John Bennett

Mission to Montreal

Rio Fanning

Dead Man's Treasure

William Job

Man-Eater of Surrey Green

Dan Meaden

House of Cards

Patrick Newell

The Town of No Return
Something Nasty in the Nursery

Arthur Pentelow

Trojan Horse

Tony Steedman

The Little Wonders

Barry Warren

Too Many Christmas Trees

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