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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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Complete series cast summary:
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

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 »

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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Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.26 (1993) See more »

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A great follow up series to a great show.
3 March 1999 | by Pal-10See all my reviews

THE NEW AVENGERS Is the sequel series to THE AVENGERS, and for new viewers sees John Steed still as a top secret agent, this time teamed up with the unruffled Purdey, and the dangerous but kind-hearted Mike Gambit. THE NEW AVENGERS Is slightly different to the sixties original, since It takes a polished and lavish look, and makes It tougher and grittier (like a cop show). It Is very difficult to say what kind of AVENGERS fans will like this, but It should satisfy most people.


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