Tag: Emma Peel

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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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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