Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Avengers

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Transmitted:January 1961 - May 1969
Country of origin:UK
Genre:Surrealism, British eccentricity, Super-villains
Starring:Patrick Macnee, Ian Hendry, Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Linda Thorson
No. of seasons:6

The Avengers started life as a fairly ordinary mystery series, with the main character being Dr. Keel. However, with the introduction of Honor Blackman in series 2 the format changed somewhat, with the focus now on John Steed, and his relationships with his leading ladies. The series also began to become more adventurous, dealing increasingly with the weird and the surreal, particularly in the later years with Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson.
Personal preference is that the Rigg years were the best the show ever produced, although I also enjoy the Linda Thorson shows. As a result, you will note, that the first three seasons are not rated as my knowledge of them is insufficient.
Overall, a great show that has really stood the test of time.
Well worth a look.

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