|The New Avengers - 1976
Series 1, Episode 4 -
The Midas Touch
touch of Midas (Gilles Millinaire) is hardly
golden in this episode. It seems that Midas is a
carrier of every known disease, and can kill with
the slightest contact of his fingertips
("They died of everything!" is the
diagnosis whenever one of his victims is found).
Enticed with a huge prize of gold, Midas agrees
to wreak havoc on England. The pot is sweetened
when Purdey (Joanne Lumley) is kidnapped and
offered up as Mida's companion for the evening.
Can Steed and Gambit save the day.
Patrick Macnee - John Steed; Gareth Hunt - Mike
Gambit; Joanna Lumley - Purdey; John Carson -
Freddy; Ed Devereaux - Vann; Ronald Lacey - Hong
Kong Harry; Gilles Milinaire - Midas.