Episode 17: The New Avengers
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  Stats

Steed's old friend who dies of the week: Mason

All the rest

  A.K.A.

 Steed et la voyante

 Die Wahrsagerin

 Una medium preziosa

 Het Medium

  Other Viewpoints

• Visitor Reviews
• The Young Avenger

MEDIUM RARE

Produced: April 1977
UK Premiere: 22 September 1977
US Premiere: 26 January 1979

Or perhaps a little over-done? Steed is being framed for murder in an attempt by a swindler to avert Steed's attention after the death of a colleague. But then a fake medium suddenly begins predicting the framers' every move! How does she do it?

 IMHO

Although it is a generally inoffensive installment, the faint glimmer of hope sparked in the first season is quickly fading owing to lackluster performances and a paper-thin plot.

 Trivia

Courtesy of Max Pemberton: The colleague killed is George Cowley. Wasn't that Bodie and Doyle's boss in The Professionals?

Director Ray Austin, by the way, was the stunt arranger for the Emma Peel era, and made a credited appearance in "The Gravediggers.

 Essential Reading

 

MEDIUM RARE

Written by
Directed by

Dennis Spooner
Ray Austin

Full production credits

CAST

John Steed
Mike Gambit
Purdey
Wallace
Elderly Man
Richards
Victoria Stanton
Roberts
McBain
Dowager Lady
Model Girl
Young Man at Seance
Mason

Patrick Macnee 007
Gareth Hunt
Joanna Lumley 007
Jon Fitch ("Guest Star")
Mervyn Johns #
Jeremy Wilkin# 007
Sue Holderness
Neil Hallett #
Maurice O'Connell
Diana Churchill
Celia Foxe
Steve Ubels
Allen Weston

UNBILLED

George Cowley

Hugh Walters

# DOPPELGANGERS

Neil Hallett

Faces
The Winged Avenger
Get-A-Way!
Dead of Winter

Mervyn Johns

Too Many Christmas Trees

Jeremy Wilkin

House of Cards
 

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