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Crescent Moon (The Avengers)

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Episode no.  Season 1 Episode 5
Produced by  Leonard White
Show  The Avengers
Episode number  5
Previous episode  Nightmare
Written by  John Whitney Sr.
Directed by  John Knight
Production code  1-5
Season number  1
Air date  4 February 1961
Next episode  Girl on the Trapeze

Featured music  Laurie Johnson, John Dankworth (theme)
Original air date  4 February 1961 (1961-02-04)

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Crescent Moon is the fifth episode of the first series of the 1960s British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee and Ingrid Hafner, and guest starring Patience Collier, Roger Delgado, Harold Kasket, and Bandana Das Gupta. It was performed and aired live on ABC on 4 February 1961, and is one of many Season 1 episodes that as of 2012 is considered lost. The episode was directed by John Knight, and written by Geoffrey Bellman and John Whitney.



A foreign general, General Mendoza, fakes his own death in the belief his wife and associate are plotting to kill him and inherit his fortune. He leaves his country and allows his daughter to be kidnapped, believing that it is in her best interest to be kept out of harm's way. However, it turns out that his daughter has been genuinely kidnapped and must be rescued by Steed while the General is in London recovering under Dr. Keel.


  • Ian Hendry as Dr. David Keel
  • Patrick Macnee as John Steed
  • Nicholas Amer as Luis Alvarez
  • Patience Collier as Senora Mendoza
  • Bandana Das Gupta as Carmelita Mendoza
  • Roger Delgado as Vasco
  • Harold Kasket as Bartello
  • George Roderick as Carlos, an Officer
  • Jack Rodney as Fernandez
  • Eric Thompson as Paul
  • Production

    The episode was broadcast live on ABC on 4 February 1961. The production set was designed by Alpho O'Reilly.


    Crescent Moon (The Avengers) Wikipedia

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