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

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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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28 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Linda Thorson got the role of Tara King because she was dating producer John Bryce at the time. See more »

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

American broadcasts of the 1965 season were preceded by an introduction showing Emma Peel and John Steed walking across a giant chessboard as a narrator says: "Extraordinary crimes against the people and the state have to be avenged by agents extraordinary. Two such people are John Steed -- top professional, and his partner, Emma Peel -- talented amateur. Together they are -- The Avengers!" See more »

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Emma, The only one
23 January 2002 | by (Paraguay) – See all my reviews

The Avengers is universal and atemporal,the series never shows"the swinging london" but the soul of the mid-sixties is there. Patrick Macnee as the classic dandy in Pierre Cardin suits is just "cool",his first female partner was Cathy Gale(Honor Blackman)she was great but the real lady of the show was "Emma Peel"(the irreplaceable Diana Rigg)her wardrobe,sophistication and witty sense of humor makes her"unique". The chemistry between Macnee and Rigg is just incomparable! but happiness is not forever,Rigg leaves the shows in 1967(she joined the series in 1965);the last "Emma Peel episode" is full of melancholy.The replacement seem to be impossible but "Tara King"(Linda Thorson)appears and The Avengers was never the same,in May of 1969 the series was over. Diana Rigg,like Honor Blackman("Pussy Galore")also was a"Bond girl",but she always be the best female partner for John Steed. The show is quintessence "british" with great dialogues,fantastic script "the Avengers" works against dull Tv american series from the sixties. In " 2002" the new generation re-discovered "the avengers",and I'm very happy to be part of it.


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