Dressed to Kill (The Avengers)

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"Dressed to Kill"
The Avengers episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 14
Directed by Bill Bain
Written by Brian Clemens
Produced by John Bryce
Featured music Laurie Johnson
John Dankworth (theme)
Production code 3-14
Original air date 28 December 1963 (1963-12-28)
Guest appearance(s)
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Dressed to Kill is the fourteenth episode of the third series of the 1960s cult British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman. It originally aired on ABC on 28 December 1963. The episode was directed by Bill Bain and written by Brian Clemens.[1]


A false alarm triggers all but one of the nation's nuclear attack early warning systems. Steed and Cathy go undercover to investigate and are invited to a fancy dress party on a train. As guests die one by one, it becomes apparent that one is their killer.[2] The plot was reused in a later episode, The Superlative Seven.



  1. ^ Rogers, Dave (25 April 1983). The Avengers. ITV Books in association with Michael Joseph. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dressed to Kill". The Avengers Forever!. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 

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