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.
Last Episode02x12 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 …
Series Fun Facts
- Louise Jameson auditioned and was shortlisted for the role of Purdey shortly before winning the role of Leela in Doctor Who.
- 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.…
[show]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."
- Purdey was never given a second name.