The Big Thinker

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"The Big Thinker"
The Avengers episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 12
Directed by Kim Mills
Written by Martin Woodhouse
Produced by Leonard White
Featured music Laurie Johnson
John Dankworth (theme)
Production code 2-12
Original air date 15 December 1962 (1962-12-15)
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The Big Thinker is the twelfth episode of the second series of the 1960s cult British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman. It originally aired on ABC on 15 December 1962. The episode was directed by Kim Mills and written by Martin Woodhouse.[1]


A new cryogenic missile defence system computer, Plato, springs a deadly leak. Sabotage? Murder? Steed investigates while Cathy plays cards with sharks.[2]



  1. ^ Rogers, Dave (25 April 1983). The Avengers. ITV Books in association with Michael Joseph. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Big Thinker". The Avengers Forever!. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 

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