The Grandeur That Was Rome

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"The Grandeur That Was Rome"
The Avengers episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 10
Directed by Kim Mills
Written by Rex Edwards
Produced by John Bryce
Featured music Laurie Johnson
John Dankworth (theme)
Production code 3-10
Original air date 30 November 1963 (1963-11-30)
Guest appearance(s)
Hugh Burden
Colette Wilde
John Flint
Ian Shand
Raymond Adamson
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The Grandeur That Was Rome is the tenth 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 30 November 1963. The episode was directed by Kim Mills and written by Rex Edwards.[1]


A megalomaniac food manufacturer who is obsessed with ancient Rome, is deliberately tainting his company's grain with ergot. Steed and Cathy are brought in to investigate.[2]



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

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