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The Avengers: The Decapod

Presumably as a result of the messed up episode order, Cathy has disappeared without explanation, and Steed instead enlists the help of a club singer called Venus Smith, played by Julie Stevens. She’s a great singer too, and the episode … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Propellant 23

We’ve gone international this week, with a story set in Marseilles. Well, it’s an airport in Marseilles and the inside of a plane. This being a British television show from 1962, France is represented by a couple of studio sets. … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Mr. Teddy Bear

This episode starts with a faux live television broadcast. The magnificently-named Colonel Vernon Wayne-Gilley is being interviewed about his globe-trotting adventures. When he is asked his first question he looks a bit confused. You might be too, at this point … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Tunnel of Fear

When this episode opened with a man going for a ride on a ghost train and not coming off the other end, I thought we were in for a great episode. We have already seen a circus as a backdrop … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Frighteners

Our experience of watching The Frighteners today is very different to a viewer in 1961, because this is the 15th episode of The Avengers but is our first opportunity to see Patrick Macnee as John Steed, with all his previous … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Girl on the Trapeze

So here we have the first full episode of The Avengers that we can watch, the sixth episode from the first season. Episodes 2 through to 5 are missing, and we’ve already talked about the partially missing Hot Snow. This … Continue reading

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Police Surgeon: Easy Money

The Avengers started in 1961 as a replacement for a show called Police Surgeon. There was little connection between the two shows, although The Avengers was hastily devised as a vehicle for Ian Hendry, the star of Police Surgeon. In … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Hot Snow (Review)

In 1961 Sydney Newman created a series that would go on to be a huge success. No, not Doctor Who, although he created that as well. This was The Avengers. So why have I chosen to explore this series in … Continue reading

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