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The Avengers 

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

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Sydney Newman
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patrick Macnee ...  John Steed / ... 161 episodes, 1961-1969
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Avengers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(161 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg remained close friends ever since making the series. See more »

Quotes

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

Alternate Versions

Starting in the summer of 2004, the BBC America Channel aired prints of fifth and sixth season episodes with the humorous tag sequences at the end of episodes deleted. During the autumn of 2004, the prints were further altered, with the original closing credits sequence with shadowy images of Steed and Mrs. Peel against a blue background replaced by credits rapidly rolled past a plain black background. In early 2005, the same channel aired seventh season prints with the same changes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lukas: Urinella (1999) See more »

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Surreal And Unique
14 September 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

To this day, The Avengers remains a cult favourite. It is still released onto video and watched by fans today; whether a new generation of fans has been introduced to it is unknown but I do know that people like myself who watched it the first time round are tuning in again.

The one constant through the series was Patrick Macnee who played John Steed. He was joined by various females throughout the show (my favourite being the lovely Emma Peel played by Diana Rigg).

The show was full of wit in addition to the action, intrigue and adventure. Steed-in his bowler hat and with his umbrella-faced all kinds from mad scientists to robots. Always calm, Steed brought down his foes usually with the help of his bowler hat or umbrella.

What more can I say about The Avengers? It was unique, it was funny and it has stood the test of time very well.


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