Category: The Avengers Series 5

Steed and Pell with chemistry apparatus

The Avengers: Series 5, Episode 4 – The See-Through Man

  After time travel in the previous week’s episode, Escape in Time, The Avengers’ augmented interest in sci-fi gets another workout in The See-Through Man, a plot all about invisibility and its dastardly uses.   Comedy is the overarching tone and self-parody the effect as first one person then another

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Emma Peel and John Steed cower in a doorway

The Avengers: Series 5, Episode 3 – Escape in Time

  Escape in Time is a good chance to see what the great documentary maker John Krish can do when handed an episode of The Avengers to direct.   The results are a mixed bag: visually interesting but dramatically a little flat, though the premise – a time-travelling bolthole into

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Annette Carell, Patrick Cargill and Garfield Morgan

The Avengers: Series 5, Episode 2 – The Fear Merchants

  “Steed puts out a light; Emma takes fright” runs the subhead to The Fear Merchants, second episode of the fifth series of The Avengers, and its belly-flop rhythm makes it apparent that this novelty is already not a good idea.   But on with the episode, which starts well with

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