The Avengers (1961–1969)
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Never, Never Say Die 

The Avengers "are needed" after reports that a motorist has repeatedly run over and supposedly killed the same person. Their investigations lead them to the country and the top secret ... See full summary »


Robert Day


Philip Levene (teleplay)


Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Macnee ... John Steed
Diana Rigg ... Emma Peel
Christopher Lee ... Professor Stone
Jeremy Young ... Dr. Penrose
Patricia English Patricia English ... Dr. James
David Kernan ... Eccles
Christopher Benjamin ... Whittle
John Junkin ... Sergeant
Peter Dennis ... Private
Geoffrey Reed Geoffrey Reed ... Carter
Alan Chuntz ... Selby
Arnold Ridley ... Elderly Gent
David Gregory David Gregory ... Young Man
Karen Ford Karen Ford ... Nurse




The Avengers "are needed" after reports that a motorist has repeatedly run over and supposedly killed the same person. Their investigations lead them to the country and the top secret Neoteric Research Unit, which is run by the appropriately-named Dr. Frank N. Stone, who has made a startlingly life-like robot of himself, so much so that Steed finds it hard to tell the two Stones apart. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Emma is seen at the beginning of the show watching episode #4.3, "The Cybernauts" on TV. See more »


Steed enters the cottage carrying a shotgun. When he leaves, he does not take it with him. See more »


Dr. Betty James: Casualty. Found uncounscious some miles from here. He'd been attacked.
John Steed: By a banana?
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Alternate Versions

The 5th season episodes 10 (Never, Never Say Die), and 16 (Who's Who???), were released as a theatrical movie in the UK (1968), with a running time of 102 minutes. It was also distributed in Portugal (October 1, 1969), titled "Os Vingadores: Aventuras de Steed e Peel", with introduction and linkage scenes with Patrick Macnee, shot by Sidney Hayers. See more »


Features The Avengers: The Cybernauts (1965) See more »

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Sir Christopher Lee and Patrick Macnee- boyhood pals together again
30 March 2011 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Never, Never Say Die" features the series debut of Sir Christopher Lee, who would be back for a Tara King classic, "The Interrogators." Boyhood chums with Patrick Macnee, it's a real thrill to see the two friends oppose each other on screen, though not the equal of Lee and Peter Cushing. Cast as Professor Frank N. Stone (a nod to Lee's unforgettable Creature in Hammer's 1957 "The Curse of Frankenstein"), we first see him walking in front of a car driven by the understandably confused Whittle (Christopher Benjamin, "How to Murder" and "Split!"), who has the extreme misfortune of running into the same unstoppable pedestrian twice in a matter of hours, only for him to walk away each time. After a one sided battle with Stone, Steed later discovers him to be the leader of a top secret installation that bans transistor radios because a certain frequency wreaks havoc on their mission. Also appearing are Jeremy Young ("A Taste of Brimstone" and "The Forget-Me-Knot"), David Kernan ("Quick-Quick Slow Death"), John Junkin ("Dressed to Kill"), and Patricia English, a memorable guest performer in both "Mission to Montreal" and "The Secrets Broker."

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31 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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