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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 / ... (161 episodes, 1961-1969)


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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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?


A sequence dropped from Pulp Fiction (1994) had Vincent Vega confess to Mia Wallace about fantasizing over Emma Peel beating him up. Uma Thurman, who plays Wallace, later went on to play Emma Peel in The Avengers (1998). See more »


Emma Peel: Would you like a drink?
John Steed: Intravenously!
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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 »


Spoofed in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 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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