|'The Winged Avenger'
by Richard Harris
Steed goes birdwatching - Emma does a comic strip
Several business executives of a publishing agency are found mysteriously clawed to death in their high-rise flats. At first Steed and Mrs. Peel suspect the culprit to be a large bird of prey owned by an author wronged by the publisher, but then they meet the inventor of a pair of magnetic boots; and when they find a comic book near another victim, they discover that the adventures of its avenging superhero are rather too close with the real-life situation to be mere coincidence…
Patrick Macnee (John Steed), Diana Rigg (Emma Peel), Nigel Green (Sir Lexius Cray), Jack MacGowran (Professor Poole), Neil Hallett (Arnie Packers), Colin Jeavons (Stanton), Roy Patrick (Julian), John Garrie (Tay-Ling), Donald Pickering (Peter Roberts), William Fox (Simon Roberts), A.J. Brown (Dawson), Hilary Wontner (Dumayn), John Crocker (Fothers), Ann Sydney (Gerda)
Directed by Gordon Flemyng and Peter Duffell
Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens
UK: 18th February, 1967
*Featuring John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel
*”Mrs Peel, we’re needed”: As Mrs. Peel puts the final touches to her painting, she spies the words ‘Mrs. Peel’ in one corner; Steed arrives and finishes the sentence off with ‘We're Needed!’
*The tag scene: Back at Mrs. Peel’s flat, Steed shows her his artistic skills by 'illustrating' the meal he has planned for that night.
*The comic book artwork used in this story was drawn by Frank Bellamy, who illustrated ‘Dan Dare’ in the ‘Eagle’ comic