The Avengers with Linda Thorson

Linda Thorson returns to the Avengers after 50 years

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Timed to coincide with StudioCanal’s online celebration of 60 years of The Avengers, Big Finish has revealed Linda Thorson (the original 1960s Tara King) will guest star in their next box set of full cast audio adventures

Due for release in April 2021, The Avengers: The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 05: Steed & Tara King stars Julian Wadham and Emily Woodward as Steed and Tara, with Linda Thorson featuring in the episode Mother’s Day playing Tatiana (a Russian villainess), plus maybe another character in disguise…
Linda played Tara King for a total of 33 episodes of The Avengers between 1968 and 1969 in its final series. The show later returned as The New Avengers.

Of returning to the series on audio, Linda said:

“Patrick Macnee always used to say, ‘The Avengers is forever. There’ll always be an Avengers.’ That was his favourite quote. Little did he know that Big Finish would take it on. I think it goes very, very well on audio. I give it ten out of ten.

And of her new Avengers family, Linda added:

“Julian Wadham has got the elegance, the lightness of touch, and the slight sardonic savoir faire of Steed. And Emily Woodward is really something. Talent is in every bone of her body. She’s fiercely wonderful. I love her. And I just thought the script was fabulous.”

The Avengers: The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 05: Steed & Tara King is now available for pre-order as a collector’s edition four-disc box set or digital download, from just £24.99, at Look out for our review once it’s been released.