Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 22, 1976
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre
The New Avengers (UK) tv show photo

The New Avengers (UK)

Seven years after The Avengers ended, ITV launched The New Avengers. It tells the same sort of tales - elite British agents called on to deal with the nastiest criminals. This series focused a little less on the truly bizarre and more on Steed's past as an operative. Together with the younger agents Purdey and Gambit he takes on menaces to himself and to England from all over the world.

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Last Episode

02x12 Emily Aired: Nov. 25, 1977

Purdey manages to escape from Puck’s Circus, barely ahead of pursuers. They work for The Fox. Purdey went undercover to learn the identity …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 2 seasons and 26 episodes air between 1976 and 1977.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The last four episodes were made in Canada, under a production agreement that kept the second season afloat after the French co-producers failed to come up with all the promised finance.…
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    The last four episodes were made in Canada, under a production agreement that kept the second season afloat after the French co-producers failed to come up with all the promised finance. These episodes, dubbed "The New Avengers in Canada", are considered the worst of the series. Brian Clemens said "Canada is the worst place to film anything, it's such an empty sort of nothing. I'd rather have shot them in Los Angeles, which at least has an identity, but Canada always looked like Milton Keynes with snow."
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  • Diana Rigg, co-star of the original Avengers, declined an invitation to appear on the new series. Instead, archive footage from the The Winged Avenger and From Venus With Love was used in one…
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    Diana Rigg, co-star of the original Avengers, declined an invitation to appear on the new series. Instead, archive footage from the The Winged Avenger and From Venus With Love was used in one episode (K is For Kill Part One - The Tiger Awakes) to allow Emma Peel to make a guest appearance.
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  • Purdey's character was originally called "Charly", but this was changed when it was realized that there was a perfume with the same name. It is rumoured that Joanna Lumley suggested the name…
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    Purdey's character was originally called "Charly", but this was changed when it was realized that there was a perfume with the same name. It is rumoured that Joanna Lumley suggested the name Purdey, after the most expensive and revered shotgun in the world.
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