Crescent Moon (The Avengers)

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"Crescent Moon"
The Avengers episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 5
Directed by John Knight
Written by Geoffrey Bellman and John Whitney (teleplay)
Produced by Leonard White
Featured music Laurie Johnson, John Dankworth (theme)
Production code 1-5
Original air date 4 February 1961 (1961-02-04)
Guest appearance(s)
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Crescent Moon is the fifth episode of the first series of the 1960s British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee and Ingrid Hafner, and guest starring Patience Collier, Roger Delgado, Harold Kasket, and Bandana Das Gupta. It was performed and aired live on ABC on 4 February 1961, and is one of many Season 1 episodes that as of 2012 is considered lost. The episode was directed by John Knight, and written by Geoffrey Bellman and John Whitney.


A foreign general, General Mendoza, fakes his own death in the belief his wife and associate are plotting to kill him and inherit his fortune. He leaves his country and allows his daughter to be kidnapped, believing that it is in her best interest to be kept out of harm's way. However, it turns out that his daughter has been genuinely kidnapped and must be rescued by Steed while the General is in London recovering under Dr. Keel.



The episode was broadcast live on ABC on 4 February 1961.[1][2] The production set was designed by Alpho O'Reilly.


  1. ^ "The Avengers Forever:Crescent Moon". The Avengers Forever!. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Carrazé, Alain; Putheaud, Jean-Luc; Geairns, Alex J. (1 May 1998). The Avengers Companion. Bay Books. ISBN 978-0-912333-61-8. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 

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