Category: The Avengers Series 3

Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman publicity shot

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 26 – Lobster Quadrille

  Episodes of The Avengers were often not shown in production order. But Lobster Quadrille was both the last one broadcast and the last one made in series three, going out on 21 March 1964, a day after it had been finished.   It’s also Honor Blackman’s farewell episode, before

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Honor Blackman, Duncan Macrae and John Thaw in Esprit de Corps

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 25 – Esprit De Corp

  Esprit De Corps is a mad and twisty Avengers episode, one of many dealing with the subject of indoctrination, the focus here being an army unit that’s going to launch a coup d’etat and put the “rightful” heir back on the throne.     Mad enough, but there’s a

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Nigel Stock and Patrick Macnee

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 24 – Concerto

  Shot in April 1963 but not actually broadcast until April 1964, Concerto is a spytastic episode with a Cold War setting, espionage chicanery and so on, with a plot about a concert pianist being accused of rape and murder. Or more to the point, a plot about Steed and

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Fenella Fielding publicity shot for The Charmers

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 23 – The Charmers

  Charm, rather than grit or narrative or psychological coherence, are really what The Avengers are about, and in the appropriately titled The Charmers we get tons of it, thanks to a fine script by Brian Clemens and light, deft playing by the guest actors.     It’s also, more

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Mrs Gale and Tony Heuston

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 20 – Trojan Horse

At one point almost every episode of The Avengers started with a death before the opening credits. Trojan Horse plays with that idea, showing us a punter who won’t pay his betting debts being killed by some heavies. After his killers have left the scene, the dead man gets up

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Honor Blackman and John Le Mesurier

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 18 – Mandrake

  The United States launched the Echo 2 satellite on 25 January 1964, the day that the Mandrake episode of The Avengers aired. And though the week before’s outing, The Wringer, had been a very up-to-date affair, set in the world of international espionage and modern brainwashing techniques, Mandrake harks

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Patrick Macnee and Peter Sallis

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 17 – The Wringer

  Peter Sallis hasn’t yet developed the voice that would make him the ideal Wallace (of Wallace and Gromit fame) in his outing as an amnesiac spook on the run in The Wringer, an episode in which a string of spies have been killed and Steed has been brought in

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