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 John Steed (26 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gareth Hunt ...
 Mike Gambit (26 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Purdey (26 episodes, 1976-1977)
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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 Gareth Humphreys <jgh94@aber.ac.uk>

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Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir  »

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Trivia

Diana Rigg, co-star of the original Avengers, declined an invitation to appear on the new series. Instead, archive footage from the The Winged Avenger and From Venus With Love was used in one episode (K is For Kill Part One - The Tiger Awakes) to allow Emma Peel to make a guest appearance. See more »

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The opening credits begin with the same fanfare that was used at the start of the original The Avengers (1961) series. See more »

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Referenced in Joanna Lumley's Japan: Episode #1.3 (2016) See more »

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28 October 2005 | by (East Liverpool Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Sure it is outdated, but so are westerns, but people still watch them. You have to take in the context in which era it was made. We are no longer fighting those Ruskies, but we were then. You can tell by my name why I like the show. By this time Steed is just the brains of the crew with Gambit and Purdey being the brawn. He is still your classic Englishman of that era,polite, charming and well spoken. As with the first series the cars are really fine, but I wish they had chosen some other color for Purdey's MGB. I wonder if anyone noticed that in the seventh episode, the one called 'To Catch A Rat', the man who played Flyer was Ian Hendry? He was the star of the original Avengers series in 1961, with Steed as the co-star. For whatever reason he left the show after the first season and Steed became the star.


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