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Program:  Avengers
Broadcast History:
First Telecast: January 1961
Last Telecast: September 1969
Network(s): Various
Currently Airs  On: Mystery Movie Channel
Previously Shown On:
Available Formats: VHS / DVD
Related Links:
1960s British Pop Culture
Avengers' Escape in Time site  
Steed & Co - French Fan Club

This theme song, and over 60 others, are on the CD: Television's Greatest Hits, Vol.2: From the 50's and 60's
Fun Facts:  The first British TV program to be sold to a US Network.  Mrs. Peel's maiden name is Knight. 

Avengers Resources

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Avengers and Me

By Patrick Macnee & Dave Rogers

The Complete Avengers: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Avengers and the New Avengers

by Dave Rogers

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Avengers on DVD & VHS

The Avengers: '62 [DVD](1962) DVD
All 14 episodes from the 1962 season--including "Mr. Teddy Bear," "The Decapod," "Bullseye," "The Removal Men," and "Death on the Rocks"--are collected in a four-disc set. 12 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '63 Set 1 [DVD] DVD
This two-disc boxed set opens with Steed and Mrs. Gale looking into a shady rest home catering to millionaire clients and a scheme to infiltrate the government with duplicates in "The Undertakers/Man with Two Shadows." A missing list of double agents and a surprising bequest from a late aide of Steed's are the elements of "The Nutshell/Death of a Batman," while the agents foil a plan to blow up Parliament and a massive gold heist in "November Five/The Gilded Cage." 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '63 Set 2 [DVD] DVD
Steed and Cathy uncover the link between a blind millionaire's planned eye transplant and smugglers, and the link between a dead girl in a Turkish bath and a plan to discredit a drug company, in "Second Sight/The Medicine Men." This collection also features "The Grandeur That Was Rome/The Golden Fleece," in which the Avengers deal with a Caesar-obsessed would-be world dictator and a Chinese restaurant that's a front for gold smugglers, and "Don't Look Behind You/Death a la Carte," which finds Cathy pursued in an empty house by a mysterious foe, and Steed playing chef to protect a visiting Arabian ruler. 6 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '63 Set 3 [DVD] DVD
Will Cathy Gale have to kill Steed when she poses as an assassin with a global crime syndicate, and is an unbreakable ceramic worth its weight in human lives, in "Intercrime/Immortal Clay"? This set also includes "Box of Tricks/Warlock," with Steed and occasional partner Venus Smith (Julie Stevens) ducking a magician's stunts to learn who's stealing NATO secrets, followed by Steed and Cathy mixed up in missing fuel formulas and black magic. Plus, a virus hidden in eggs and shady doings at a university are the elements in "The Golden Eggs/School for Traitors." 5 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

The Avengers: '63 Set 4 [DVD] DVD
Steed works with Cathy Gale to solve an astronomer's murder and Venus Smith to discover how a government clerk turned up in a carnival hall of mirrors after he was killed in "The White Dwarf/Man in the Mirror." Clowns and Mafia drug smugglers and death beneath the waves are the order of the day in "Conspiracy of Silence/A Chorus of Frogs," the latter Venus' series swan song, and the agents face shady shipbuilders, a boxing gym that fronts a smuggling ring, and sinister sibling solicitors in "Six Hands Across a Table/Killerwhale/Brief for Murder." 6 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

The Avengers: '64 Set 1 [DVD] DVD
A vanished pachyderm and some dolls filled with microfilm add up to danger for Steed and Mrs. Gale in "The White Elephant/The Little Wonders." Also included in this set are "The Wringer/Mandrake," with Steed accused of treason and a Cornish cemetery that find business booming; and "The Secrets Broker/The Trojan Horse," where a wine shop and a scheming medium are followed by shady dealings at the races. 5 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '64 Set 2 [DVD] DVD
"Build a Better Mousetrap/The Outside-In Man," in which John Steed and Cathy Gale investigate two spellcasting old ladies and try to stop an assassin from disrupting peace talks, leads off this collection. The Avengers team up with enemy agents to battle a common foe and keep a visiting Russian pianist safe in "The Charmers/Concerto," then battle rebel Scottish highlanders out to conquer London, and a chess piece holds the key to a murder, in Honor Blackman's final episodes, "Esprit de Corps/Lobster Quadrille." 5 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '65 Set 1 [DVD] DVD
Emma Peel makes her debut, joining Steed to look for missing agents in a seemingly quaint coastal town and then track down a missing radar-jamming device, in "The Town of No Return/The Gravediggers." The pair battle super-strong robot assassins and go undercover (and behind the counter) at a swank department store in "The Cybernauts/Death at Bargain Prices," while a visit to a sinister Scottish castle and a club of seemingly criminal geniuses add up to trouble in "Castle De'ath/The Master Minds." 5 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '65 Set 2 [DVD] DVD
In this two-disc set, Steed joins a marriage bureau that's a front for a murder-for-hire operation, and he and Emma must pull the plug on a scientist's rain-making device, in "The Murder Market/A Surfeit of H20." Then, Steed's RAF reunion turns into a mystery and someone is killing London's top stockbrokers by phone in "The Hour That Never Was/Dial a Deadly Number," and the Avengers face lethal plants, a Russian double for Steed, and a "twisted" Dickensian holiday party in "Man-Eater of Surrey Green/Two's a Crowd/Too Many Christmas Trees." 312 min. total.

The Avengers: '66 Set 1 [DVD] DVD
"Silent Dust/Room Without a View" finds Steed and Mrs. Peel stopping a secret weapon from wiping out the English countryside and recovering abducted scientists; and "Small Game for Big Hunters/The Girl from Auntie" has an African "death curse" reaching its way up to England, and Steed teaming up with a fake "Mrs. Peel" to find his real comrade. Then, a golf course and a dancing school are the unlikely settings for intrigue in "The 13th Hole/Quick-Quick Slow Death." 5 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '66 Set 2 [DVD] DVD
The Avengers have their hands full with a club of thrill-seeking ex-military men, and a modern version of the infamous 18th-century Hellfire Club wants Emma as their "Queen of Sin," in "The Danger Makers/A Touch of Brimstone." This two-disc set also features Steed going undercover as a gentleman's gentleman and freeing Mrs. Peel from a mad scientist's revenge scheme in "What the Butler Saw/The House That Jack Built"; and the duo deals with murder at school, a sinister secretarial school, and a Middle Eastern prince whose harem includes a disguised Emma in "A Sense of History/How to Succeed...at Murder/Honey for the Prince." 6 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '67 Set 1 [DVD] DVD
There's murder in the stars for Emma and Steed, who then must stop whoever is eliminating businessmen's rivals by scaring them to death, in "From Venus with Love/The Fear Merchants"; while a time machine and an invisible man (but no H.G. Wells) are their targets in "Escape in Time/The See-Through Man." Next, a dead man found clutching a bag of bird seed has the agents suspecting "fowl play," and a comic-strip hero seemingly comes to life, in "The Bird Who Knew Too Much/The Winged Avenger." 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '67 Set 2 [DVD] DVD
What is behind a long-dead English duke's sudden reappearance, and what is turning England's housecats into savage killers, in "The Living Dead/The Hidden Tiger"? This two-disc set also has Steed and Mrs. Peel batting murderous enemy agents and "unkillable" scientist Christopher Lee in "The Correct Way to Kill/Never, Never Say Die," and Emma becomes the star of a demented director's latest film, while Steed is marooned on a desert island with six other expert fighters in a battle to the death, in "Epic/The Superlative Seven." 312 min. total.

The Avengers: '67 Set 3 [DVD] DVD
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station/Something Nasty in the Nursery" has Mrs. Peel and Steed searching for thieves of naval secrets along the British rail system and facing some very un-Mary Poppins-like nannies. An imprisoned man launches a revenge plot against Emma, and the Avengers' minds are switched with enemy agents' in "The Joker/Who's Who???"; while a government conference is threatened by deadly dreams and the pairs' most dangerous foes are back in "Death's Door/Return of the Cybernauts." 312 min. total.

The Avengers: '67 Set 4 [DVD] DVD
An important dispatch box hidden in a wealthy auto racing enthusiast's home and a dead man with a fortune in gems in his stomach offer Steed and Emma a pair of tantalizing mysteries in "Dead Man's Treasure/The $50,000 Breakfast." A deadly blackmail scheme and a man who kills with his "electric touch" are featured in "You Have Just Been Murdered/The Positive Negative Man," then the agents enter a village whose residents specialize in murder, get cut down to size by a scientist's shrinking ray, and say farewell to each other--and hello to new Avenger Tara King--in "Murdersville/Mission...Highly Improbable/The Forget-Me-Knot." 364 min. total.

The Avengers: '68 Set 1 [DVD] DVD
Join John Steed and new partner Tara King as they stop the spread of a deadly "concentrated cold virus" and battle window-washing thieves in "You'll Catch Your Death/The Super-Secret Cypher Snatch." This two-disc set also features the pair outwitting a games-obsessed villain and uncovering a conspiracy of lies in "Game/False Witness," and a computer search for a traitor and a personality-transfer scheme are the elements of "Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40/Split!" 5 1/4 hrs. total.Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '68 Set 2 [DVD] DVD
This two-disc set opens with Steed being targeted for assassination by the head of Murder International, and a elderly man's antique dagger holding the clue to a priceless treasure, in "Noon Doomsday/Legacy of Death." Tara investigates goings-on at a lighthouse and must stop an enemy double of Steed from blowing up a peace conference in "All Done with Mirrors/They Keep Killing Steed," and "Have Guns...Will Haggle/Look (Stop Me If You've Heard This One)...But There Were These Two Fellers" finds the agents tussling with gunrunners and a team of vaudeville villains led by Mr. Punch. 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '68 Set 3 [DVD] DVD
Steed and Tara must stop renegade colonel Christopher Lee from stealing secret information right out of agents' heads, keep a madman's dry-rot virus from devastating England, and tackle a strange outer space cult in "The Interrogators/The Rotters/Invasion of the Earthmen." This two-disc collection also features "Killer/The Morning After/The Curious Case of the Countless Clues," with the agents dealing with a computer programmed to kill, a general holding the government up with a nuclear bomb, and a murder mystery with one clue too many for Steed. 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '68 Set 4 [DVD] DVD
Tara and her uncle are held prisoner at his luxury hotel, a hypnotized Steed is sent to assassinate Mother, and the agents must clear Mother of defection charges in "Wish You Were Here/Stay Tuned/Take Me to Your Leader," the first in this two-disc set of classic "Avengers" whodunits. Then, a modern-day Jack the Ripper threatening a peace conference, the biggest art heist in British history, a book that compels people to fall in love, and a trio of Russian spies with a "chameleon potion" add up to trouble in "Fog/Homicide and Old Lace/Love All/Get-A-Way." 5 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; photo gallery.

The Avengers: '68 Set 5 [DVD] DVD
A deadly device that feeds on electricity, a plot to hypnotize Tara as part of a plan to steal a fortune, and a witness targeted for elimination by Murder International keep the Avengers busy in "Thingumajig/Pandora/Requiem." This two-disc set also features Steed and Tara saving an international conference, being accused of treason, stopping a scheming psychiatrist, and locating a cemetery's missing bodies--before the pair get shot into space!--in the series' final episodes, "Take-Over/Who Was That Man I Saw You With?/My Wildest Dream/Bizarre." 6 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; photo gallery.

The Avengers: The Complete Emma Peel Megaset Collector's Edition [DVD] DVD
All 51 black-and-white and color "Avengers" episodes featuring the glamorous Diana Rigg as Patrick Macnee's leather-clad partner in crimefighting, Emma Peel, are collected in this deluxe boxed set. Also includes three episodes from the first season ("Hot Snow," "The Frighteners," "Girl on the Trapeze") and the documentary "Avenging the Avengers." 48 1/2 hrs. total on 17 discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery.

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