Category: The Avengers Series 2

Honor Blackman, Patrick Macnee and Patrick Magee

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 26 – Killer Whale

  Killer Whale is a queer fish, the 26th and last episode of series two being a mix of the quite bizarre and the incredibly mundane. Things get off to an eyebrow-raising start right from the off, with Steed in the process of losing 50 quid at a boxing bout

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Shima, Stevens, Pohlmann and Macnee

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 24 – A Chorus of Frogs

  A mix of the familiar and the exotic in A Chorus of Frogs, the 24th episode in the broadcast run of series two of The Avengers, and another chance for Julie Stevens’s Venus Smith to do her wide-eyed naive thing. It’s a useful character trait, since there is plenty

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Mrs Gale reads a children's science book

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 21 – The White Dwarf

  A top astronomer dies before the opening credits in The White Dwarf, the 21st episode broadcast in series 2 of The Avengers. Turns out that a large astral body might be heading towards Earth and if it does in fact arrive, we’re all toast. And Professor Richter was the

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Steed, Gale and Dr Ashe

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 19 – The Golden Eggs

  Because The Avengers were not broadcast in production order*, you do get the odd anomaly. The getting-to-know-you dialogue between Steed and Mrs Gale in Warlock, the 18th (broadcast order) episode of series 2, makes more sense when you know this episode was designed as the Series 2 opener, introducing

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Peter Arne as Cosmo Gallion

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 18 – Warlock

Woo hoo, the suggestion of nudity and all sorts of pagan goings-on are all over the screen in the opening sequence of Warlock, as groovy hipsters gyrate themselves into a frenzy around a photo of… a middle aged man. All is soon explained as we join John Steed, arriving at

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Smith and Steed examine a box

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 17 – Box of Tricks

  A thin, confusingly plotted and frankly rather dull episode is only emphasised by the terrible picture and sound quality (on the old box set I’m watching this series on, anyway). And it’s a Venus Smith episode, which means a song from the chanteuse, but not until after the opening

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