Month: September 2017

Steed and Gale

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 4 – Bullseye

  Like one of those arcane “tontine plots”, the fourth episode of series two offers us a scenario where a string of people die so somebody in the same eco-system can ultimately benefit. Julie Stevens womanfully did sidekick duty in the last episode, but Honor Blackman’s Cathy Gale returns this

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Venus Smith sings

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 3 – The Decapod

  Just when you thought it was Steed and Gale, Macnee and Blackman, along pops Julie Stevens (later in the decade a regular on the children’s TV show Playaway) as a sidekick in the third episode of series two. What’s afoot? Clearly there were worries behind the scenes before the

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Gale and Steed

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 2 – Propellant 23

  Set mostly in the airport at Marseille (a studio just to the north of London, apparently), this tight and fast episode gets underway with a passenger on a plane arriving from Tripoli getting very distraught and claiming he’s about to die. Without giving too much away, he does die,

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John Steed and Cathy Gale

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 1 – Mr Teddy Bear

  Ian Hendry has left, Patrick Macnee has been bumped up to star and Honor Blackman has been drafted in as a sidekick who’s not just a pretty face. But there’s more than just those cosmetic differences – if they are just that – going on. In the opener for series

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