Tunnel of Fear is the twentieth episode of the first series of the 1960s cult British spy-fi television series
The Avengers, starring Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee and Ingrid Hafner and was broadcast by ABC
Television on 5 August 1961.
It’s one of only three known complete season 1 episodes to have survived since the original broadcast. Lost for 55 years, the episode came to light in a private film collection in 2016 and was recovered by the British television preservation group Kaleidoscope.
Now for the first time ever Avengers fans will be able to own the episode its entirety on DVD with a
host of extra content and thanks to our friends at Studiocanal and Organic we have three copies for you to win before it’s general release on April 9th.
Here’s what goes down…
Harry Black, an escaped convict, bursts into Dr David Keel’s surgery wounded. He claims to have
been framed for a crime that he did not commit – and begs the doctor not to hand him over to the
Steed arrives and ascertains that Black has links to Southend-on-Sea which might well tie in
with an investigation currently being undertaken by his department. They are aware that top
government secrets are being leaked from a fun fair in Southend, and Black’s story, if true, could
possibly lead them to the source of the operation. Can Steed and Keel bring down the operation, prove Harry’s innocence and get out of Southend with their lives?
The DVD includes a host of exciting content, including a new interview with John Dorney, the writer
of the Big Finish episode, historic interviews with Ian Hendry and Patrick Macnee, surviving scripts from
Series 1 and reconstruction slideshows. The DVD will also include an insert 64-page booklet of rare
stills from the episode and of the stars of the show, with a forward by Neil Hendry, Ian Hendry’s
nephew, and an essay from Alan Hayes, the author of ‘Two Against the Underworld’ – the guide to
The Avengers Series 1.
We have three copies of this special episode to give away.To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell us which is the lead article on Flickfeast at the time of commenting.