Category: The Avengers Series 4

Emma Peel with bow and arrow

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 6 – The Master Minds

The Master Minds was episode six in series four in transmission terms, but only the second episode that Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee had made together. Hence the not-quite-thereness of their relationship – notice throughout how rarely Rigg actually looks at Steed. By series five the two of them were

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John Steed with a sword. Assailant with a gun

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 5 – Castle De’ath

  Three Bond movies had been released and a fourth was just around the corner, when Castle De’ath was broadcast on an autumnal Saturday night in 1965. It’s a mini-me version of Bond, with Scotland standing in for myriad exotic locations, a mini-sub standing in for all the 007 tech

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cybernaut with Steed and Peel

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 3 – The Cybernauts

The sixth of the Diana Rigg episodes to be made, though the third to be shown, The Cybernauts looks vaguely back to the Honor Blackman era – Mrs Peel still in leather and a bit helmet-haired – but in other respects it’s the most forward-looking episode we’ve yet seen. Perhaps

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Steed tries to release Mrs Peel who is tied to the railway track

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 2 – The Gravediggers

  Like a classic album that warms us up with an opening track before hitting us with a doozy, episode two of series four of The Avengers, The Gravediggers, is vintage entertainment that gets just about everything right.   The plot is a mix of proper spy stuff and the

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