The Avengers: The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 3 review

For their latest box set of adaptations, after two volumes drawn from Diana magazine, Big Finish have turned to the strips of TV Comic. Three volumes have been announced, the first expanding on tales from the Series 6 “Steed and Tara King” era of the television show. On screen, Linda Thorson’s Tara King may have … >

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Big Finish: The Avengers – Too Many Targets review

Following the success of the Lost Episodes and the comic strip adaptations comes the latest instalment in the Avengers universe on audio from Big Finish. Adapted by John Dorney from the 1990 novel by John Peel and Dave Rogers, Too Many Targets is a rip-roaring story of duplicity and subterfuge that “puts the team back … >

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‘The New Avengers’ at 40: Revisiting Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey

It took a French champagne commercial to give us back The Avengers. In 1975, producer Rudolf Roffi had Brian Clemens reunite Patrick Macnee and Linda Thorson for a Laurent Perrier campaign set in John Steed’s flat, in which the gentleman agent samples bubbly as Tara King fights off villains. The French producer was surprised to … >

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Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed he’s in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he will be appearing in the third Avengers movie in 2018. The actor makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Doctor Strange next month. Cumberbatch plays neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. While it has been rumoured for some time that Avengers: Infinity … >

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Rewind: ITV’s 1970s action thriller series ‘The Professionals’ revisited

‘CI5?’ ‘Yeah, it’s kind of like MI5.’ ‘What’s the difference?’ ‘They invent the problems and we have to solve them.’   What was it about? Created by Brian Clemens, writer and script editor of The Avengers, The Professionals was an action thriller series chronicling the operatives of CI5: a unique crime-fighting government agency with the mandate and … >

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