Category: The Avengers Series 4

Diana Rigg and Ron Moody smoke a hookah

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 26 – Honey for the Prince

  Mystical, mad and rather weird, Honey for the Prince was the last episode in series four of The Avengers, in terms of both production and transmission, and puts an exclamation mark on what has been an increasingly unreal and self-referential show.   The script is by Brian Clemens, and

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Patrick Mower and Patrick Macnee

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 24 – A Sense of History

  Fifty years before a referendum determined that the UK wanted to leave the EU, the subject was tackled in this Avengers episode called A Sense of History. But Martin Woodhouse’s screenplay doesn’t call on Winston Churchill or the Second World War to help invoke British exceptionalism. He goes further

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Emma Peel plays a deadly beat the buzzer game

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 20 – The Danger Makers

  The Danger Makers is the 13th episode of The Avengers written by Roger Marshall, the amazingly prolific writer of scripts for everything from 1959’s William Tell to 1992’s London’s Burning by way of Public Eye, The Sweeney and Lovejoy. And it’s a bizarre and fascinating story, of men doing

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Mrs Peel listens in as John Steed is spirited away

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 19 – Quick-Quick Slow Death

  Lean, arch and fast, Quick-Quick Slow Death is high-church Avengers, with barely a normal person in it. Instead a busload of eccentrics power a plot that starts odd – a full-grown man in evening dress and bearing a “Lucille” tattoo on his arm being disgorged from a baby’s runaway

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Patrick Allen and Patrick Macnee

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 18 – The Thirteenth Hole

  The Thirteenth Hole sees Steed and Peel in action at a golf club where golfers seem to keep dying. Once again, it’s an episode with a needlessly elaborate plot about an international consortium of bad hats getting up to skulduggery. But instead of prosecuting their roguery from an office

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