Breaking news: Lost episode of The Avengers found! In a flurry of posts this afternoon on-line, fans of the original Avengers television series spread the word that a missing episode from the first season of the series was just found in a private collection by Kaleidoscope, a group dedicated to research and preservation. First aired as episode #20 on August 5th 1961, The Tunnel of Fear starred Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Ian Hendry as Dr. David Keel. Like most of the season, and many other programs, the episode was lost because it was customary for many years to wipe and reuse tapes. Despite the odds, many of us continue to hope these treasures can be recovered. Today was welcome news! Synopsis from The Avengers Dissolute site: "Top secret information is leaking into Europe from somewhere in Southend and is it a coincidence that Harry Black, a recent escapee from prison, worked in the funfair? Closer examination reveals that the Ghost Train is more scary than it looks and Wickram is arranging the leaks. Trick cigarettes allow Steed to bluff the enemy into submission and Black is proved innocent: he was hypnotised and framed." Sounds thrilling! Avengers scholar Alan Hayes (see our interview links below) now looks forward to seeing if his reconstruction based on Leonard White's telesnaps measures up to the original! I believe Kaleidoscope is planning to screen The Tunnel of Fear at a Missing Believed Wiped event in November. Stay tuned! Related Spy Vibe posts: Avengerworld Book, Avengers Pop Art Interview, Diana Rigg Auto Show, Avengers Interview: Alan Hayes, Jaz Wiseman Interview, Avengers Interview: Mike Richardson, Avengers Interview: Rodney Marshall, Avengers Interview Rodney Marshall 2, Catsuits, John Buss Interview, Farewell Steed, Shakespeare Spies: Diana Rigg, Lost Diana Rigg Interview, Diana Rigg BFI Screening, Avengers Season 5 Titles, The Avengers Sing, Lost Avengers Vol 2-7, Richard Sala Interview: Super Enigmatix, Adventures of Richard Sala Interview.
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