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...  John Steed 26 episodes, 1976-1977
...  Mike Gambit 26 episodes, 1976-1977
...  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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Louise Jameson auditioned and was shortlisted for the role of Purdey shortly before winning the role of Leela in Doctor Who. See more »

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The final half-dozen episodes begin with a brief title sequence bearing the title "The New Avengers in Canada", prior to the teaser. The episodes otherwise retain their regular opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Martine: Martine IX (1977) See more »

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A great follow up series to a great show.
3 March 1999 | by See 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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