John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »
John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face mutated giant rats, flocks of killer birds and fanatical mysterious monks. Later episodes find Steed's loyalty under question and an increasing number of assignments overseas. Written by
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Steed, Purdey and Gambit on top form. the 70's rock.
The New Avengers, seven years after the original series stopped. Three
instead of Two, 70's instead of 60's, Flares instead of slacks. Those
are the differences in the two brilliant programmes. Steed is now in
his 50's and fatter and slower, Gambit is a suave action man played by
Gareth Hunt with excellent wit and charm, He is the action man of the
series partly because Steed is old. Purdey the new girl played by
Joanna Lumley looks stunning as a sexy super spy who combats crime with
Gambit. Sexual tension also builds up between them.
26 eposides of pure action, drama, comedy and style. The first eposide
is one of the best, with a guest appearance from Peter Cushing,
battling against Neo Nazi's in Scotland. Yet the last eposide was one
of the worst in the series, filmed in Canada the team has to keep a
hand print safe on the top of a car. A sad demise of such an excellent
Guest appearances from Peter Cushing, Lewis
Collins, Martin Shaw and others. Cool action scenes and car chases.
Laurie Johnson provides a superb incidental music score. Brian Clemens
makes the most of what he has and makes excellent stories and
narrative.This is a very good series that has turned into a cult
classic, a classic in any crime and action fans list. 10 out of 10.
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