The Avengers (1961–1969)

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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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The vast majority of the first series is sadly missing from TV archives and believed probably lost forever - only the first 22 minutes of the very first episode, The Avengers: Hot Snow (1961), and two complete later episodes, The Avengers: Girl on the Trapeze (1961) (which is one of only two editions not to feature the character of Steed) and The Avengers: The Frighteners (1961) have been recovered and preserved. The off-air soundtrack to The Avengers: Tunnel of Fear (1961) is known to survive, albeit in the possession of a private collector. See more »

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John Steed: [trying to fix Emma's toaster, it explodes and shoots toast through the ceiling] That's the first thing Great Britain's ever got into orbit.
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Some episodes of the first color season begin with a title card "The Avengers in Color." See more »

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The absolutely very best!
22 July 2006 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

The best in terms of plot.

The best in terms of invention.

The best in terms of style.

The best in terms of acting.

The best in terms of direction.

The best in terms of documenting a classic era.

The best in terms of showcasing all kinds of brilliant actors in early stages of their careers (Peter Bowles, John Wood, Donald Sutherland...ad infinitum...)

The best in term of originality & freshness.

Just the very best!


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