The Avengers at 60

The Avengers at 60 marked by STUDIOCANAL with online event

STUDIOCANAL is hosting an online event on January 29 to show classic episodes and discuss The Avengers at 60 In 1961, ABC television company brought The Avengers to our screens (black and white as they were) for an espionage thriller starring Ian Hendry as Dr David Keel and one Patrick Macnee as John Steed. The series … >

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The perfect English gentleman: Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)

Patrick Macnee, the London-born actor best known for playing debonair hero John Steed in cult British ‘spy-fi’ series The Avengers, has died at his home in California at the age of 93. The Avengers began as a gritty detective piece – literally about revenge – but soon become one of the most surreal and fantastical … >

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7 of the best episodes of ‘The Avengers’

Following our recent retrospective of The Avengers, I thought to myself “Why can’t I be more like Emma Peel?” Now that I’ve realised I really don’t have the hips for crimpolene, I refocused myself to give you the rundown on seven of the best episodes…   1.16: ‘The Frighteners’ One of the few existing Season … >

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Rewind: ‘The Avengers’ revisited

One elegant spy. Three femme fatales. A dash of diabolical masterminds. Nineteen gallons of Champagne.   What was it about? When Dr David Keel’s fiancée is murdered, Keel teams up with the mysterious John Steed in order to bring the killers to justice. It was only when Steed allied with judo fighting, leather wearing anthropologist … >

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