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The Avengers 

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A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed and his predominately female partners.

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Sydney Newman
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7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1991   1969   1968   1967   1966   1965   … See all »
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patrick Macnee ...  John Steed / ... 161 episodes, 1961-1969
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Storyline

John Steed (Patrick Macnee) works for British Intelligence and works with various partners, notably: Dr. David Keel (Ian Hendry) (season one), Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman) (seasons two and three), Emma Peel (Dame Diana Rigg) (seasons four, five, and six), and Tara King (Linda Thorson) (season seven). The problems he finds are always a bit odd, just on the edge of science fiction (cyborg killers, a city built under a disused coal mine, a gang put together for adrenaline junkies, and a killer who used a concentrated cold virus to kill his victims by having them sneeze to death). Steed is always the ultimate in culture and grace as he saves the world each week. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Trivia

Nyree Dawn Porter was the first choice for Catherine Gale, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

Steed was an officer during World War Two, but episodes involving his past disagree as to whether he served in the Army or the Royal Air Force. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
John Steed: Mrs. Peel, we're needed.
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Crazy Credits

American broadcasts of the 1965 season were preceded by an introduction showing Emma Peel and John Steed walking across a giant chessboard as a narrator says: "Extraordinary crimes against the people and the state have to be avenged by agents extraordinary. Two such people are John Steed -- top professional, and his partner, Emma Peel -- talented amateur. Together they are -- The Avengers!" See more »

Alternate Versions

In the United States during the 1970's, some fourth season syndication prints lacked the chessboard sequence before the title and some fifth and sixth season episodes lacked the champagne bottle sequence before the title. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space: Episode 1 (1970) See more »

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The Avengers set the standard for TV espionage
14 December 2002 | by Red HerringSee all my reviews

One of my all-time favourite series, which hits its peak with the colour Emma Peel episodes. Style, humour, character and a wonderful hitchcockian macabre atmosphere.

Macnee is one of the greatest, most charismatic, leading men to ever grace Television. Rigg has become iconic in TV history, also appreciated was the groundwork set by Honor Blackman for strong females roles.

Great show. Great music. Great production values once it hit it's fifth series. Great atmosphere all round.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(161 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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