The Avengers (1961–1969)

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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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John Steed works for British Intelligence and always has a female partner. 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 adrenalin 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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Emma Peel's name was taken from the British film industry expression "M-Appeal", or "man-appeal", which is what the show's producers were looking for in her character. See more »

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John Steed: [Steed is magnetically attached to his car, Emma tries to help and becomes attached to him] Don't fight it Mrs. Peel. We're inseparable.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits for the first half of the final season (featuring Tara King) were a parody of the gunbarrel opening sequence in the James Bond films. See more »

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Referenced in The Cult of...: Adam Adamant Lives! (2006) See more »

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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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