Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 22, 1976
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
Genre

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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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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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  • Patrick Macnee had difficulty getting back into character as Steed. After being confronted with this by producer Albert Fennell, he found inspiration by watching Benny Hill spoofing The…
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    Patrick Macnee had difficulty getting back into character as Steed. After being confronted with this by producer Albert Fennell, he found inspiration by watching Benny Hill spoofing The Avengers on his TV show.
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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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  • The opening credits for the first 7 episodes of series one were edited out the first five episodes of the series, mainly "The Eagle's Nest" and "The Midas Touch". However, one shot featuring
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    The opening credits for the first 7 episodes of series one were edited out the first five episodes of the series, mainly "The Eagle's Nest" and "The Midas Touch". However, one shot featuring Joanna Lumley with long hair and Gareth Hunt in jeans was actually from their combined screen-test instead of an episode. From episode 8 onward, animated opening titles were used.
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