Girl on the Trapeze

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"Girl on the Trapeze"
The Avengers episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 6
Directed by Don Leaver
Written by Dennis Spooner
Produced by Leonard White
Featured music Laurie Johnson, John Dankworth (theme)
Production code 1-6
Original air date 11 February 1961 (1961-02-11)
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Girl on the Trpeze is the sixth episode of the first series of the 1960s cult British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee and Ingrid Hafner, and guest starring Mia Karam, Howard Goorney, and Kenneth Warren. It was performed and aired live on ABC on 11 February 1961, and is one of only two Season 1 episodes which are currently known to exist, complete. The episode was directed by Don Leaver, and written by Dennis Spooner.


Dr. Keel rescues a young girl who tries to commit suicide by jumping into the Thames River. The girl is a trapeze artist with a visiting Eastern European circus. Foreign agents are trying to use her to force her father, a defecting scientist, to return to his country home.


  • Ian Hendry as Dr. David Keel
  • Ingrid Hafner as Carol Wilson
  • Mia Karam as Anna Danilov
  • Howard Goorney as Carmelita Mendoza
  • Kenneth J Warren as Zibbo


The episode was broadcast live on ABC on 11 February 1961.[1]


  1. ^ "Girl on the Trapeze". The Avengers Forever!. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

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