The New Avengers Series 1

No. Title HTV Transmissions (UK)
162 The Eagle's Nest (i) Sunday 17th October 1976, 7.50pm (except West Wales)
163 The Midas Touch Sunday 24th October 1976, 7.50pm
164 Cat Amongst the Pigeons Sunday 31st October 1976, 7.50pm
165 Target! Sunday 7th November 1976, 7.50pm
166 To Catch a Rat Sunday 14th November 1976, 7.50pm
167 House of Cards Sunday 21st November 1976, 7.50pm
168 The Last of the Cybernauts...?? Sunday 28th November 1976, 7.50pm
169 Three Handed Game Sunday 5th December 1976, 7.50pm
170 Sleeper Sunday 12th December 1976, 7.50pm
171 Dirtier by the Dozen Sunday 19th December 1976, 7.50pm
Break in transmission
The New Avengers dropped by HTV until March 1977
172 Faces Sunday 6th March 1977, 7.25pm
173 Gnaws Sunday 13th March 1977, 7.25pm
Break in transmission
No episode on 20th March 1977
174 The Tale of the Big Why Sunday 27th March 1977, 7.25pm

 The New Avengers Series 2

No. Title HTV Transmissions (UK)
175 Dead Men Are Dangerous Friday 9th September 1977, 8.00pm
176 Angels of Death Friday 16th September 1977, 8.00pm
177 Medium Rare Friday 23rd September 1977, 8.00pm
178 The Lion and the Unicorn Friday 30th September 1977, 8.00pm
179 Obsession Friday 7th October 1977, 8.00pm
180 Trap Friday 14th October 1977, 8.00pm
181 Hostage Friday 21st October 1977, 8.00pm
182 K is for Kill Part One:
The Tiger Awakes
Friday 28th October 1977, 8.00pm
183 K is for Kill Part Two:
Tiger by the Tail
Friday 4th November 1977, 8.00pm
184 Complex Friday 11th November 1977, 8.00pm
185 The Gladiators (ii) Friday 18th November 1977, 8.00pm
186 Forward Base Friday 25th November 1977, 8.00pm
187 Emily Saturday 17th December 1977, 9.30pm
The Gladiators (iii) Wednesday 6th September 1978, 11.25pm

General Note: At the time of the transmission of The New Avengers, HTV was broadcasting three separate services within its ITV region:

  • HTV West (625-line Colour, English language to West of England);

  • HTV Wales/Cymru (625-line Colour, English language and Welsh language to all of Wales);

  • HTV General Service (405-line Black/White, English language to West of England and South Wales.

Although there were many commonalities in these services, particularly during peak-time, each had its own scheduling peculiarities, which could often be wide ranging during off-peak. As a result of this fact, the above listings cannot be taken as a wholly accurate picture of the transmission of The New Avengers on all three services.

(i) The first transmission of The Eagle's Nest was affected by a violent thunder storm which caused a failure of the Moel-y-Parc transmitter on Sunday 17th October 1977. This meant that viewers in West Wales were unable to see the episode on that evening, although the remainder of the HTV area was not affected by this outage. West Wales viewers finally had a chance to see The Eagle's Nest on Sunday 5th April 1981.

(ii) The Gladiators is confirmed as having been transmitted on HTV West on Friday 18th November 1977. It is unclear whether the other HTV services carried the episode see (iii).

(iii) The Gladiators was scheduled for a late-night broadcast on 6th September 1978, giving rise to the possibility that it may have been pre-empted for violent content in its original scheduled timeslot on 18th November 1977 on either or both of the HTV Wales/Cymru and HTV General Service channels.

Researched and compiled by Simon Coward, Alan Hayes and John Tomlinson
With thanks to Neil Alsop and Denis Kirsanov

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