The Nutshell (The Avengers)

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"The Nutshell"
The Avengers episode
The Nutshell ("The Avengers" TV episode).jpg
Screen title
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 4
Directed by Raymond Menmuir
Written by Philip Chambers
Produced by John Bryce
Featured music Laurie Johnson
John Dankworth (theme)
Production code 3–4
Original air date 19 October 1963 (1963-10-19)
Guest appearance(s)
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The Nutshell is the fourth episode of the third series of the 1960s cult British spy-fi television series The Avengers, starring Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman. It originally aired on ABC on 19 October 1963. The episode was directed by Raymond Menmuir.[1]


Steed and Cathy investigate espionage by a pretty burglar in "The Nutshell", codename for a top-secret underground nuclear shelter.[2] They are not telling each other everything, and somewhere a traitor lurks.



  1. ^ Rogers, Dave (25 April 1983). The Avengers. ITV Books in association with Michael Joseph. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Nutshell". The Avengers Forever!. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 

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