The Decapod

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"The Decapod"
The Avengers episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 3
Directed by Don Leaver
Written by Eric Paice
Produced by Leonard White
Featured music Laurie Johnson
John Dankworth (theme)
Production code 2-3
Original air date 13 October 1962 (1962-10-13)
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"The Decapod" is the third episode of the second series of the 1960s cult British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Patrick Macnee and Julie Stevens. It originally aired on ABC on 13 October 1962. The episode was directed by Don Leaver and written by Eric Paice.[1]


Steed is brought in to protect the President of a Balkan Republic from a masked assassin.[2] He sends Venus on a phony tour, with real wrestlers.


Julie Stevens sings "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" composed by Harry Warren and "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" by Duke Ellington, accompanied by the Dave Lee Trio.



  1. ^ Rogers, Dave (25 April 1983). The Avengers. ITV Books in association with Michael Joseph. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Decapod". The Avengers Forever!. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 

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