Friday, February 29, 2008

The New Avengers

John Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey- what a team and what a great show. I'm about halfway through watching Season One again and I've got to say that I'm really enjoying it- combining action, spies and fantastical story lines, it's bristling with energy and wonderful dialogue. It's a terrible shame that bickering between the financial backers killed the show after only two seasons. Apparently the French contingent wanted to ramp up the violence and make Purdey's character sexier. Two things I could have lived with and it would have been worthwhile to get a few more shows featuring these characters-Purdey and Gambit are brilliant on screen together.

It also has a cracking theme tune, just like Brian Clemens' other vehicle The Professionals.

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