The New Avengers Series 1 PRODUCTION ORDER

Transmission order based upon the Granada Television (North) region

Production Order / Transmission Order Title Production Completed
162 / 162 The Eagle's Nest April 1976
163 / 166 The Midas Touch April 1976
164 / 163 House of Cards May 1976
165 / 164 The Last of the Cybernauts...?? May 1976
166 / 168 To Catch a Rat June 1976
167 / 165 Cat Amongst the Pigeons June 1976
168 / 167 Target! July 1976
169 / 170 Faces August 1976 (i)
170 / 169 The Tale of the Big Why August 1976
171 / 172 Three Handed Game August 1976
172 / 171 Sleeper October 1976 (ii)
173 / 174 Gnaws October 1976
174 / 173 Dirtier by the Dozen October 1976

 The New Avengers Series 2 PRODUCTION ORDER

Transmission order based upon the Granada Television (North) region

Production Order / Transmission Order Title Production Completed
175 / 184 Hostage February 1977
176 / 180 Trap Monday 2nd May 1977
177 / 175 Dead Men Are Dangerous Thursday 12th May 1977
178 / 177 Medium Rare May 1977
179 / 179 Obsession Wednesday 22nd June 1977
180 / 176 Angels of Death Friday 8th July 1977
181 / 178 The Lion and the Unicorn Thursday 15th September 1977
182 / 181 K is for Kill Part One:
The Tiger Awakes
September 1977
183 / 182 K is for Kill Part Two:
Tiger by the Tail
September 1977
184 / 183 Complex Monday 3rd October 1977 (iii)
185 / 187 The Gladiators Wednesday 12th October 1977
186 / 185 Forward Base Thursday 20th October 1977
187 / 186 Emily Monday 14th November 1977 (iv)

General Note: The production completed dates for Series 2 episodes is taken from the dates on which In-Show Credits were submitted by the production team to the titles department. These are not 100% accurate, but they give a good indication. We do not have this information for Hostage, Medium Rare or either part of K is for Kill.

(i) Clapperboard auctioned by Christie's auction house in December 2006 gave a shooting date of 19th August for a night-time interior scene for Faces.

(ii) Clapperboard on production photograph reveals helicopter location work for Sleeper was filmed on 5th October 1976.

(iii) The Glasgow Herald reported that Joanna Lumley flew out to Canada from Heathrow Airport on Monday 15th August 1977. This same date is given as the start date for production in the Canadian newspaper The Leader-Post. Filming in Canada for the four episodes shot there is reputed to have been completed in seven weeks.

(iv) Filming in Canada is believed to have finished on Thursday 20th October 1977, as reported in the Canadian newspaper The Star-Phoenix, which revealed that the planned filming schedule (7 episodes) had been cut short due to Joanna Lumley declining to extend her contract (after 4 had been filmed).

With thanks to Denis Kirsanov

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