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The Avengers: The Golden Eggs

Having been brought up watching Doctor Who, I am quite used to actors appearing in more than one role, but this takes things to extremes, with Peter Arne back for the second week in a row, playing a completely different … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Warlock

We’ve gone from one kind of magic to another. Last week it was a stage magician with a vanishing cabinet. This week we’re into full on curses and voodoo. You’ve got to feel sorry for poor old Peter Neville, who … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Box of Tricks

The box of the title does not actually refer to the magician’s cabinet that appears frequently throughout this episode, and it’s a good job that it doesn’t, because it’s just about the most boring old magic trick ever, and keeps … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Immortal Clay

Cathy seems to be an expert on everything. Even allowing for how amazing she is, we start this episode with a massive coincidence. Cathy is visiting Marling Ceramics out of a genuine interest, in the preparation of a book she … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Intercrime

We all know that organised crime exists, but I have no idea if there’s anything like the “intercrime” featured in this episode of The Avengers. It seems unlikely, but it’s certainly an entertaining idea for an episode. It reminds me … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Dead on Course

This is Dr King’s third and final appearance in The Avengers and he leaves without fanfare and without having made much of an impression. That’s a shame because his first appearance was excellent, and Jon Rollason is capable of far … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Death Dispatch

Some poor quality stock footage signals that this episode takes place in Jamaica, at least to start with, and from there becomes a bit of a globe-trotter for Steed and Cathy, with Steed posing as a courier delivering important dispatches … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Big Thinker

We start with a slow pan around an impressive studio set, and I don’t blame the director for that. He was probably very pleased with the designer’s work for this one and wanted to show off what he had to … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Traitor in Zebra

At the start of this episode I thought I had put the disk in for Doctor Who: The War Games by mistake, with the opening shot of General Smythe looking thoughtfully out of the window, but it was actually not … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Death on the Rocks

We start this episode with a nasty murder, using a very fast setting mud pack. The murderer has a niche speciality; she’s a killer beautician. I’ve not seen one of those in a murder mystery or a thriller before. It’s … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Sell-Out

I have to admit the first two acts of this episode had quite a soporific effect on me. In fact, I’m not entirely sure I didn’t doze off for a bit. The story seems like a good one, with Steed … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Death of a Great Dane

I am yet to see an episode of The Avengers I didn’t enjoy, despite the quality of the scripts being variable, and I think this episode put into perspective why that might be. The standard of acting has consistently been … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Mauritius Penny

I have had a lot of fun so far with The Avengers, spotting actors who are familiar to Doctor Who fans, but never mind the actors, look who wrote this episode: Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks! This is quite a … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Removal Men

Venus is back, and I’m starting to appreciate the approach of alternating between associates for Steed. It certainly keeps things fresh. This time Venus has found herself a job as a singer in a French nightclub, where there is a … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Mission to Montreal

The bizarre rotating door of associates for Steed continues with the introduction of Dr Martin King. I always insist on watching any series for the first time in the original broadcast order, but I am really beginning to understand the … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Bullseye

There are three separate strands to the mystery in this episode, and the tricky bit is figuring out how those strands are connected: (1) weapons from a British gun maker are turning up illegally in Africa; (2) the company’s shareholders … Continue reading

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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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