The New Avengers: The Gladiators (1977)

Canada, UK, France, 18 November
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: The New Avengers (1976-1977) – series 2, episode 8

A British science fiction television episode directed by Claude Fournier.


The Avengers follow a trail of murdered agents as they track a rogue KGB agent in Toronto who is planning to break into the Canadian Security building and destroy their computer network.


Directed by: Claude Fournier
© Nielsen-Ferns Inc MCMLXXVII [1977]
Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens present The New Avengers in Canada. The Avengers (Film & TV) Enterprises Ltd., TV Productions & I.D.T.V. Paris, Nielsen-Ferns Inc. Toronto
Produced by: Albert Fennell, Brian Clemens
Co-ordinating Producer (For Avengers (Film & TV) Enterprises Ltd): Ray Austin
Associate Producer: Ron Fry
Written By: Brian Clemens
Director of Photography: Henry Fiks
Editor: Bob Dearberg
Music Composed by: Laurie Johnson
Sound Recordists: Peter Shewchuck, Bill Rowe
Wardrobe Mistress: Judy Gellman
Joanna Lumley's Wardrobe by: Jillie Murphy & Betty Jackson
Make-up: Jean Murray, Ken Freeman
Hairdresser: Malcolm Tanner
Special Effects: Allan Bryce
Production Designer: Seamus Flannery
Filmed on location in Canada
Casting Director: Karen Hazzard

Patrick Macnee as John Steed
Gareth Hunt as Mike Gambit
Joanna Lumley as Purdey
Louis Zorich (Karl)
Neil Vipond (Chuck Peters)
Bill Starr (O'Hara)
Peter Boretski (Tarnokoff)
Yanci Bukovec (Barnoff)
Jan Muzynski (Cresta)
Michael Donoghue (Hartley)
George Chuvalo (huge man)
Dwayne McLean (Rogers)
Patrick Sinclair (Ivan)
Doug Lennox (Nada)