The Complete Avengers: The Full Story of Britain's Smash Crime-Fighting Team!

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1989 - Performing Arts - 285 pages
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Since its first airing in 1961, The Avengers has become one of the most enduringly popular series in the history of television-reaching its height in the episodes where Patick Macnee starred as the impeccable John Steed opposite Diana Rigg's strong, sensual Mrs. Peel. The Avengers' world was always full of upper-class derring-do, a place of distinctly elegant high jinks-all portrayed with tongue firmly in cheek.

Now, television historian Dave Rogers has assembled into one volume the complete history of this long-running program, from the early episodes featuring Ian Hendry, through the glory days of Diana Rigg, to The New Avengers-and beyond. Drawing on extensive interviews with such Avengers cast members as Linda Thorson ("Tara King"), Patrick Newell ("Mother"), Honor Blackman ("Cathy Gale"), and, of course, Patrick Macnee-plus several of the show's writers-this volume provides:

-An overview of the series
-A complete, show-by-show episode guide
-A comprehensive collectors' guide to Avengers memorabilia
-More than 200 photographs of England's classiest crime fighters
-And an introduction by Avengers producer Brian Clemens.

So kick back, uncork a bottle of vintage '28, and relive the dashing adventures of England's high-class heroes!
 

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I LOVE books such as this. This is the nerd's eye view of the Avengers: not a strange bunch of chaps who dress up in lycra to prove their manhood, but a British light espionage series televised in the ... Read full review

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Contents

THE DOCTOR AND THE SPY
12
GALE FORCEHIGH FASHION AND DERRINGDO
32
AVENGING CRIME WITH A WINK
56
THE IMMACULATE EMMA PEEL
84
THE AVERAGES IN COLOUR
122
ENTER TARA
158
THE AVERAGES CHRONOLOGY
204
SEEING DOUBLE
210
CELLULOID TO GREASEPAINT
212
THE AVENGERS RETURN
218
DREAM MACHINES
266
MERCHANDISE A LICENCE TO SELL
270
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