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The Avengers 

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A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed and his predominately female partners.

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Sydney Newman
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Patrick Macnee ...  John Steed / ... 161 episodes, 1961-1969
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John Steed (Patrick Macnee) works for British Intelligence and works with various partners, notably: Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry) (season one), Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman) (seasons two and three), Emma Peel (Dame Diana Rigg) (seasons four, five, and six), and Tara King (Linda Thorson) (season seven). The problems he finds are always a bit odd, just on the edge of science fiction (cyborg killers, a city built under a disused coal mine, a gang put together for adrenaline junkies, and a killer who used a concentrated cold virus to kill his victims by having them sneeze to death). Steed is always the ultimate in culture and grace as he saves the world each week. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Trivia

As a rule, there wasn't much in the way of location shooting during the first season. However, the inital publicity photos with Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee, and Ingrid Hafner were taken in different parts of London. Interestingly, Macnee is shown wearing a trench coat instead of his usual attire. See more »

Goofs

Steed was an officer during World War Two, but episodes involving his past disagree as to whether he served in the Royal Army or the Royal Air Force. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
John Steed: Mrs. Peel, we're needed.
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Crazy Credits

In some parts of the world, the opening credits for the first color season begin with a brief sequence showing Steed preparing to open a bottle of champagne. Mrs. Peel shoots the cap off the bottle, and they pour a toast to each other. Only then do the opening credits actually begin. See more »

Alternate Versions

Starting in the summer of 2004, the BBC America Channel aired prints of fifth and sixth season episodes with the humorous tag sequences at the end of episodes deleted. During the autumn of 2004, the prints were further altered, with the original closing credits sequence with shadowy images of Steed and Mrs. Peel against a blue background replaced by credits rapidly rolled past a plain black background. In early 2005, the same channel aired seventh season prints with the same changes. See more »

Connections

Followed by The New Avengers (1976) See more »

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Surreal And Unique
14 September 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

To this day, The Avengers remains a cult favourite. It is still released onto video and watched by fans today; whether a new generation of fans has been introduced to it is unknown but I do know that people like myself who watched it the first time round are tuning in again.

The one constant through the series was Patrick Macnee who played John Steed. He was joined by various females throughout the show (my favourite being the lovely Emma Peel played by Diana Rigg).

The show was full of wit in addition to the action, intrigue and adventure. Steed-in his bowler hat and with his umbrella-faced all kinds from mad scientists to robots. Always calm, Steed brought down his foes usually with the help of his bowler hat or umbrella.

What more can I say about The Avengers? It was unique, it was funny and it has stood the test of time very well.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(161 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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