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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 ... See full summary »
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Patrick Macnee ...  John Steed 26 episodes, 1976-1977
Gareth Hunt ...  Mike Gambit 26 episodes, 1976-1977
Joanna Lumley ...  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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5 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Purdey's character was originally called "Charly", but this was changed when it was realized that there was a perfume with the same name. It is rumoured that Joanna Lumley suggested the name Purdey, after the most expensive and revered shotgun in the world. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Remade as The Avengers (1998) See more »

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An attempt at an apology...
25 March 2003 | by boom-10See all my reviews

This is an apology for all the cursing and bad-mouthing that I had done before having actually seen this show. For those who have not watched the New Avengers, you may feel the same way. How can there be Avengers without Emma Peel? I went in with a skeptical mind, and came out feeling ashamed. There is nothing wrong with these episodes (I should say that I have not seen them all) that is as bad as what has been said about them.

Certainly, it will be said that I am an American, and that I would never see any harm in fist-fights and coarse manners. I enjoy every episode of the refinement that the 1960's Steed brought to the show. I feel that the New Avengers is not about reviving the prior series, but about giving it some new direction. Not many will agree that the two series have much in common, but what is there is done well. Patrick Macnee is still there, but he is seen as more of a fatherly figure than that of a partner. The rest of the cast is superb, though there are several serious gaffs.

If you are an Avengers fan expecting to find Emma Peel in her leather outfit toasting champaign with a brolley toting Steed, you won't be satisfied by this show. If you do have the time, and are willing to be unbiased in your opinion, please try this one out. It surprised me, and I feel as thought it may surprise you too.


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