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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los vengadores See more »

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Runtime:

(161 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eleanor Bron turned down Emma Peel and the role was taken by Elizabeth Shepherd, who was replaced by Diana Rigg midway through filming her first episode (The Avengers: The Town of No Return (1965)). Shirley Eaton, Moira Redmond and Katherine Woodville (who was engaged to be married to Patrick Macnee at the time) were among the actresses who also tested for the part when production on this episode was halted. See more »

Quotes

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

Some episodes of the first color season begin with a title card "The Avengers in Color." See more »

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Referenced in Mammoth (2006) See more »

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The Avengers set the standard for TV espionage
14 December 2002 | by Red HerringSee all my reviews

One of my all-time favourite series, which hits its peak with the colour Emma Peel episodes. Style, humour, character and a wonderful hitchcockian macabre atmosphere.

Macnee is one of the greatest, most charismatic, leading men to ever grace Television. Rigg has become iconic in TV history, also appreciated was the groundwork set by Honor Blackman for strong females roles.

Great show. Great music. Great production values once it hit it's fifth series. Great atmosphere all round.


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