Category: The Avengers Series 3

Cathy and Steed confer

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 6 – November Five

    Classic ass-backwards Avengers plotting is the hallmark of November Five, the sixth episode of the third series, which was first broadcast on Saturday 2 November 1963, three days before the Fifth of November (as it’s always called in the UK, in the same way that the Fourth of

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André Morell and Philip Madoc

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 5 – Death of a Batman

    An episode called Death of a Batman in a series called The Avengers does sound like something DC Comics and Marvel might cook up between them. But here the word batman is used in the British Army sense – he’s essentially a butler to one of the officers, the

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edina ronay and patrick macnee

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 4 – The Nutshell

    Roughly five months after it was made in May 1963, on 19 October, the day that the 14thEarl of Home – who had not been elected to any office at all – was announced as the new prime minister of the country, the United Kingdom sat down to watch

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Cathy Gale assesses John Steed

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 3 – Man with Two Shadows

  Shown the same day that RA (“Rab”) Butler made his big pitch to be the new leader of the Conservative party after Macmillan’s shock resignation (Butler’s big speech was a total fail), Man with Two Shadows also plays with the idea of the wrong man – the double being so

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Honor Blackman, Lally Bowers

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 2 – The Undertakers

  On Saturday 5 October 1963, a day after the US Joint Chiefs of Staff had updated their plan to invade Cuba the following July (President Kennedy’s assassination would intervene), and while JFK’s wife Jackie was enjoying the company of shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in Greece (she would later marry

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John Steed

The Avengers: Series 3, Episode 1 – Brief for Murder

Whoop de doo, it’s season three of The Avengers and to celebrate its continuing success, the opening credits have been given a bit of a makeover – they’re much more Saul Bass now – there’s more money being spent on the production, the camerawork is more filmic and the editing is

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