Sunday, November 22, 2009

TV 009: The Avengers - Laurie Johnson

A series which has stood the test of time and will never lose its allure.

The Avengers spanned the decade, commencing in 1961 and signing off eight years later. During that time special agent John Steed was the true constant - played by Patrick Macnee. He had a variety of female co-stars - Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman), Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) and Tara King (Linda Thorson).

While John Dankworth composed the theme for series 1 to 3, it is Laurie Johnson's version (which was first heard in 1965 when Emma Peel came on board) that is most memorable.

Extraordinary crimes against the people, and the state, have to be avenged by agents extraordinary. Two such people are John Steed, top professional, and his partner Emma Peel, talented amateur. Otherwise known as The Avengers.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

The Avengers

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