Television: Jan. 12, 1968

Wednesday, January 10

THE AVENGERS (ABC, 7:30-8:30 p.m.)* Charging into the program lineup, those English invincibles, John (Patrick Macnee) Steed and Emma (Diana Rigg) Peel, meet the inventor of a shrinking machine and wind up "livin' dolls" during "Mission: Highly Improbable."

Thursday, January 11

GREAT EXPLORATIONS: THE TRAIL OF STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE (NBC, 7:30-8:30 p.m.). John Glenn and a 33-man safari trek 1,000 miles through Africa to re-create Journalist Henry Stanley's search for Dr. David Livingstone 100 years ago.

CBS THURSDAY NIGHT MOVIES (CBS, 9-11 p.m.). Melina Mercouri and Peter Ustinov in Topkapi (1964)....