The Avengers Season One (1961)
Episode Fifteen: The Frighteners
TX: May 27 1961
Note: This is one of only two season one episodes currently known to exist.
TV Times Granada edition
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TV Times, issue 290, 19 May, page 4, Looking Around with John Gough: Meeting the underworld, John Gough, England.
NEXT Saturday's episode in ABC's The Avengers - "The Frighteners" - has been written by Lt.-Col. Jasper Davies, formerly of the Royal Artillery, once an intelligence officer in Cyprus. But perhaps we all know him better under his famous thriller-writing pen name of Berkley Mather. Mather goes to great lengths to draw his criminal characters true to life. He told me from his Sussex home: "I have a working arrangement with a former Scotland Yard Superintendent and a Chief Inspector, who arrange for me to meet underworld characters from time to time. "Usually, I pop up to Soho for a drink with them. These tough types are astonishingly frank - when they know they are talking in front of former policemen." One of the underworld types Mather met recently is the basis of a character in "The Frighteners" - but he won't say which.
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