The Avengers (1961–1969)
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You Have Just Been Murdered 

Steed and Mrs. Peel stop a clever blackmailing scheme targeting millionaires.


Robert Asher


Philip Levene (teleplay)




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Barrie Ingham ... Unwin
Robert Flemyng ... Lord Maxted
George Murcell ... Needle
Leslie French Leslie French ... Rathbone
Geoffrey Chater ... Jarvis
Simon Oates Simon Oates ... Skelton
Clifford Cox Clifford Cox ... Chalmers
John Baker John Baker ... Hallam
Leslie Crawford Leslie Crawford ... Morgan (as Les Crawford)
Frank Maher Frank Maher ... Nicholls
Peter J. Elliott Peter J. Elliott ... Williams


Steed and Mrs. Peel stop a clever blackmailing scheme targeting millionaires.

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Release Date:

24 January 1968 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Weekend Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Emma's leather dress was so expensive (over £400), that there was only one available, worn both by Diana Rigg and stunt-woman Cyd Child. They first did the scenes with Diana, then the fighting scenes with Cyd. It turned out, that it wasn't fit to fight, it had to be mended several times between the scenes on the bridge, and after completing it was completely ruined. See more »


The boxes of halfpennies that Steed stacks up are empty as can be seen by how light they are to carry and how they move when stacked. See more »


George Unwin: [after introducing himself to Mrs. Peel] And I hope you enjoy my little shindig, let me know if not, and I'll change the whole decor if necessary. Or even the house, or move the whole thing somewhere else. Paris, perhaps?
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Exciting episode
21 March 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I remind this episode from my childhood. I love it, but there is no fantasy here, nor spy game, only thriller. But two things are unexplained: Rathbone character, who seems to be so greedy and scared - see how he cut himself from the outside world .... I don't undertsand why he drives his old car with no protection at all. And nothing is explained about John Steed's sudden wealth at the very end of the story. NO SPOILER HERE.

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