Episode 143: Tara King Era
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In gratitude Steed showers Tara with gifts, including his leg cast, a bottle of champagne, a box of cigars (by mistake), an umbrella, and a "luminous sundial."


 Je vous tuerai à midi

 Wenn es 12 Uhr schlägt

 Appuntamento a mezzogiorno

 Juicio Final, Al Mediodía

  Other Viewpoints

• Visitor Reviews
• The Young Avenger


Steed and Mother share a handicap
Tara faces Steed's nemesis*

Production completed: 30 July 1968
UK Premiere (London, Season 7): 27 November 1968
US Premiere (New York, Season 4): 28 October 1968

Whilst convalescing at the world's most exclusive convalescent home, Steed finds he is being stalked by an old foe, someone he put away seven years ago to the day and hour.


Some classic films translate well into Avengers episodes. This one—well, maybe it works for some people. It was rather tedious for me... one too many pseudo-western music cues.


The Avengers Dossier gives the German title as "Wenn ex Zwölf uhr Sehläght." Holger Schmitz of Gummersbach, Germany, asks: What is this? A new kind of Esperanto, or maybe Klingon? The correct and only German title is "Wenn es 12 Uhr schlägt" (translated, "When the clock strikes 12," in the broadest sense). There are no alternative titles.

Howard Blake composed the incidental music for this episode.

*This unofficial subtitle is by Yours Truly.

 On Location

Shot on Brian Clemens' own farm—Park Farm, Ampthill. The railway station scenes shot at Stanbridgeford, Bucks.

 Essential Reading



Written by
Directed by

Terry Nation
Peter Sykes

Full production credits


John Steed
Tara King
Dr. Hyde
Taxi Driver

Patrick Macnee 007
Linda Thorson
Ray Brooks
T.P. McKenna #
Griffith Jones
Lyndon Brook #
Peter Bromilow
Patrick Newell #
Peter Halliday
Anthony Ainley 007
John Glyn-Jones #
David Glover #
Lawrence James
Alfred Maron



Rhonda Parker


Lyndon Brook

House of Cards
The Hidden Tiger

David Glover

The See-Through Man

John Glyn-Jones

A Sense of History

T.P. McKenna

Trojan Horse
Death at Bargain Prices

Patrick Newell

The Town of No Return
Something Nasty in the Nursery

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