Category: The Avengers Series 2

Steed is briefed by One-Ten in a steam room

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 16 – Immortal Clay

  By a gigantic stroke of luck, it seems, while Mrs Gale is being given a guided tour of a ceramics atelier, she stumbles across a dead body in the room where the raw clay is kept. Doubly handily, it seems that the company is engaged on cutting edge research

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Mrs Gale and the Intercrime gang

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 15 – Intercrime

  Twelve high level robberies in the last few weeks “and not one of them the work of an Englishman,” Steed says in the opening minutes of Intercrime, both the title of this episode and the name of a criminal outfit, a dark flipside of Interpol organising nefarious goings-on “all

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Dr King and John Steed

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 14 – Dead on Course

  The Avengers might just as easily have been called The Amateurs, since that was the original premise of the show – a bunch of freelance helpmeets called in to assist gangmaster John Steed in the solving of various cases too tricky to be handled by the usual agencies. No, it

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Steed and One-Ten

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 13 – Death Dispatch

  John Steed and Cathy Gale’s party trick, a duet working variations on the theme of the invincibility of the British upper class, really comes into its own in Death Dispatch, the 13th broadcast episode of series two. We’re off in the sort of colonial landscape described by Graham Greene

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Tony Booth plays cards

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 12 – The Big Thinker

    Things go technological in the 12th episode of series two – The Big Thinker – a tale of a big brain computer called Plato and the scientists who minister to it like Delphic virgins in white lab coats. Hanging on like grim death to the notion that Britain was

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Richard Leech and Honor Blackman

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 11 – Traitor in Zebra

  In its heyday – Emma Peel era, shot on film, in colour, with the Laurie Johnson theme music – The Avengers became famous, notorious even, for its plots taking place in a nearly depopulated world. All very necessary, the better to maintain the suspension of disbelief – the outrageous storylines and

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Patrick Macnee and Frank Gatliff

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 9 – The Sell-Out

  Just as the keel of the series had started to lift, floating at last in its own water, episode nine of series two plonks it back on the sea floor. The Sell-Out is a throwback to series one, which itself harks even further back – to the film noir

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Cathy Gale in low cut dress

The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 8 – Death of a Great Dane

  We’re now eight episodes into the second series of The Avengers and change is afoot. Even before Death of a Great Dane gets underway, something clearly sets this episode apart from the ones that came before. John Dankworth’s theme music has been perked up a bit – that 1950s-influenced

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