Steed sleuths by gaslight. Emma sees right through him.

5 x 15-minute episodes
based on the television episode
Fog (1968),
written by Jeremy Burnham

Principal Cast:
Donald Monat as John Steed
Diane Appleby as Emma Peel
Hugh Rouse as The Narrator

Adapted and directed by Tony Jay
Produced by David Gooden

Transmission on Springbok Radio (7.15-7.30pm):
Sometime between Monday 13th December 1971 and Monday 27th March 1972.

Don't Brave the Fog
The Gaslight Ghoul is waiting for you.


Members of the world disarmament committee arrive in London to face thick fog and an historic killer named the Gaslight Ghoul, who picks them off one by one.


This Avengers story was transmitted on Springbok Radio and sadly no recording of it is known to exist today.

No details are known about this serial, the production of which has been confirmed from an annotated television script of the episode, which confirms the episode title change for radio and the number of episodes.

The number of episodes (5) places this serial firmly in the early days of the series when Tony Jay was adapting and directing the serials. His replacement Dennis Folbigge favoured serialisations over six or seven episodes.

The script also confirms that the radio serial had the working title, An Old Fashioned Murder.

Alan Hayes

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