A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.


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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 John Steed / ... (161 episodes, 1961-1969)


John Steed works for British Intelligence and works with various partners, notably: Ian Hendry (series one), Cathy Gale (series two and three), Emma Peel (series four and five), and Tara King (series six). 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 uses 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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Release Date:

28 March 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los vengadores  »

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(161 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Diana Rigg was the first person ever to do Kung Fu on the screen. In 1965, Ray Austin went to his producers and said, "Listen, I want to do this thing called Kung Fu". They said "Kung what?" and insisted that Emma, like her predecessor, stick to judo. Instead, Austin secretly taught Rigg Kung Fu. See more »


[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 »


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User Reviews

The Avengers set the standard for TV espionage
14 December 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of my all-time favourite series, which hits its peak with the colour Emma Peel episodes. Style, humour, character and a wonderful hitchcockian macabre atmosphere.

Macnee is one of the greatest, most charismatic, leading men to ever grace Television. Rigg has become iconic in TV history, also appreciated was the groundwork set by Honor Blackman for strong females roles.

Great show. Great music. Great production values once it hit it's fifth series. Great atmosphere all round.

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