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    Mrs Emma Peel will finally return to The Avengers for Big Finish:

    scifibulletin.com/2015/03/19/mrs-peel-joins-steed-at-big-finish

     

    As all of Mrs Peel TV episodes are in existence, the previous Big Finish Avengers releases having been remakes of the lost TV episodes, the Mrs Peel releases for Big Finish will instead be based on comic strips published in 1966 and 1967.

     

    Diana Rigg will not reprise Emma Peel for Big Finish as a new actor for the character is sought instead.

    #210700

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    Death Dispatch:

    Season 2, Episode 13.

    Guest stars Gerald Harper in the first of three appearances in the series all as different characters.

    Subsequent to this episode Harper played the title character in Adam Adamant Lives! which was co-developed by The Avengers creator Sydney Newman.

    Steed and Cathy investigate the murder of a British courier in Jamaica.

    A very fun episode with Steed and Cathy’s investigation including Cathy in her bra and Cathy as a maid pretending she does not speak English to one of the villains before this led them to the politician who was behind this situation that led to the courier’s murder.

    #210731

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    Dead On Course:

    Season 2, Episode 14.

    Third and final appearance by Jon Rollason as Dr Martin King.

    Steed and Dr King investigates a suspicious plane crash and it does not seem to be a coincidence it happened to crashed nearby a convent.

    Not bad episode although it felt a little rushed at the end.

    #210784

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    Intercrime:

    Season 2, Episode 15.

    Written by Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulke.

    Bettine Milne as Prison Officer Sharpe in her uniform made me think of The Freak, the prison governor in Wentworth. I don’t watch Wentworth but I do love the woman who plays The Freak, Pamela Rabe.

    The episode is about an international crime syndicate. hence the episode’s name.

    Fascinating with Cathy infiltrating Intercrime by impersonating Hilda Stern.

    Hilda Stern is well played by Julia Arnall and like the eventual showdown between her and Cathy.

    #210930

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    Warlock:

    Season 2, Episode 18.

    Guest stars Peter Arne as the episode title warlock and he was quite good at it.

    Interesting study into the occult here but the resolution seemed somewhat incoherent.

    #210981

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    The Golden Eggs:

    Season 2, Episode 19.

    The second episode in a row in transmission order in which Peter Arne plays a villain, albeit a different one after Warlock, although the two episodes were far apart in production order.

    So quite a bizarre broadcast order of these episodes with Arne in them.

    Quite eerie episode in which the title eggs are basically like anthrax.

    #211122

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    School For Traitors:

    Season 2, Episode 20.

    Not bad episode about suicides at a university and the ultimate revelation of the plot to kill Steed.

    Somehow it did not surprise me the mastermind in all this plus Melissa Stribling was devious as villain Claire Summers.

    #211186

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    Man In The Mirror:
    Season 2, Episode 22.

    A Venus Smith episode.

    Guest stars include David Graham and I am also hearing his voice in Thunderbirds Are Go!

    Not bad episode about a man who had committed suicide only to be discovered to be still alive when Venus took a  picture of him in the mirror, hence the episode title.

    Somewhat unsatisfying that the villains got away.

    #211245

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    Conspiracy of Silence:

    Season 2, Episode 23.

    Steed and Cathy has a case in a circus after an unsuccessful assassination attempt was made on the former.

    The episode title is quite apt for this episode as I did struggle in trying to enjoy it, the silence being there isn’t anything really good to say about it and I guess on paper it should have been a thrilling episode, thrills I did not feel at all.

    #211425

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    Six Hands Across A Table:

    Penultimate episode of season 2.

    This is mostly a Cathy episode with limited role for Steed here and a very good one at that.

    Guest stars include Edward de Souza and just a couple of years after this episode came on in March 1963, de Souza got to be the star of Doctor Who for one night in 1965 playing Marc Cory in Mission To The Unknown, the only Doctor Who episode that featured none of the regular cast.

    In Six Hands Across A Table, de Souza played Brian Collier and it was amusing that he got knocked out not once but twice at his office. I mean I would have thought he be cautious the second time around.

    Absolutely well done episode by what Honor Blackman was given to do as Cathy here and intriguing what was going on with the shipbuilding situation that was the focus here.

    #211512

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    Killer Whale:

    Season 2 finale.

    Written by John Lucarotti.

    Steed and Cathy gets a young man into a boxing ring as part of their investigation of a perfume made from ambergris which comes from whales and the thing is the ambergris is illegally smuggled.

    The Avengers Forever site thought this was an odd combination of elements of the episode but personally it was not bad as I am always open to any series experimenting with their storylines.

    N0t a bad way to end the second season.

    #211560

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    Brief For Murder:

    Season 3 opener.

    Very good beginning to the third season which had Steed and Cathy pretending to be adversaries in order to investigate lawyers who are helping guilty people to get acquitted and by no means by the law book.

    Pretty good that Steed had to pretend to murder Cathy and then get acquitted for her fake murder.

    The two crooked lawyer brothers were very nutty but does not marred my enjoyment of the episode in any way.

    #211719

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    Man With Two Shadows:

    Season 3, Episode 3.

    Thrilling episode about doubles including one of Steed.

    At times been wondering whether the Steed that is in scenes that he is in is the real one or the double.

    However disconcerting that the fake Gordon is allowed for the time being to continue his cover and be married to Cathy’s friend Julie.

    Just after watching Man With Two Shadows saw Sherlock Holmes (1954) 1.27 The Case of the Perfect Husband which coincidentally also had a deceptive husband.

    #211739

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    The Nutshell:

    Season 3, Episode 4.

    Guest stars Bud Tingwell in the first of two appearances in the series each as different characters.

    The Nutshell is the acronym for Thermonuclear Underground Target Zone Shelter and Steed and Cathy were sent there to investigate a break-in.

    Things sure took an interesting turn when it appears that Steed is a traitor who had helped out the intruder.

    Superbly handled episode as we eventually see the real villains being flushed out at the episode’s climax.

    #211772

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    In DWM’s The Official Guide to the 2013 Series, Andrew Pixley in his thanks gave special mention to everyone involved in The Crimson Horror as he described it “as one of my favourite pieces of television ever: after decades of waiting for a Victorian version of The Avengers, Doctor Who serves one up to me with all the style and madness that I could ever wished for.”

     

    Pixley feeling The Crimson Horror to be like the Victorian version of The Avengers had no doubt been helped by the presence of Diana Rigg who had been Emma Peel in The Avengers not to mention the Doctor sporting a bowler hat which felt like he was emulating John Steed, Emma Peel’s partner in The Avengers.

     

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    Mrs Emma Peel will finally return to The Avengers for Big Finish:

    scifibulletin.com/2015/03/19/mrs-peel-joins-steed-at-big-finish

     

    As all of Mrs Peel TV episodes are in existence, the previous Big Finish Avengers releases having been remakes of the lost TV episodes, the Mrs Peel releases for Big Finish will instead be based on comic strips published in 1966 and 1967.

     

    Diana Rigg will not reprise Emma Peel for Big Finish as a new actor for the character is sought instead.

    #210700

    Theta Sigma MP
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    Death Dispatch:

    Season 2, Episode 13.

    Guest stars Gerald Harper in the first of three appearances in the series all as different characters.

    Subsequent to this episode Harper played the title character in Adam Adamant Lives! which was co-developed by The Avengers creator Sydney Newman.

    Steed and Cathy investigate the murder of a British courier in Jamaica.

    A very fun episode with Steed and Cathy’s investigation including Cathy in her bra and Cathy as a maid pretending she does not speak English to one of the villains before this led them to the politician who was behind this situation that led to the courier’s murder.

    #210731

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    Dead On Course:

    Season 2, Episode 14.

    Third and final appearance by Jon Rollason as Dr Martin King.

    Steed and Dr King investigates a suspicious plane crash and it does not seem to be a coincidence it happened to crashed nearby a convent.

    Not bad episode although it felt a little rushed at the end.

    #210784

    Theta Sigma MP
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    Intercrime:

    Season 2, Episode 15.

    Written by Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulke.

    Bettine Milne as Prison Officer Sharpe in her uniform made me think of The Freak, the prison governor in Wentworth. I don’t watch Wentworth but I do love the woman who plays The Freak, Pamela Rabe.

    The episode is about an international crime syndicate. hence the episode’s name.

    Fascinating with Cathy infiltrating Intercrime by impersonating Hilda Stern.

    Hilda Stern is well played by Julia Arnall and like the eventual showdown between her and Cathy.

    #210930

    Theta Sigma MP
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    Warlock:

    Season 2, Episode 18.

    Guest stars Peter Arne as the episode title warlock and he was quite good at it.

    Interesting study into the occult here but the resolution seemed somewhat incoherent.

    #210981

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Golden Eggs:

    Season 2, Episode 19.

    The second episode in a row in transmission order in which Peter Arne plays a villain, albeit a different one after Warlock, although the two episodes were far apart in production order.

    So quite a bizarre broadcast order of these episodes with Arne in them.

    Quite eerie episode in which the title eggs are basically like anthrax.

    #211122

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    School For Traitors:

    Season 2, Episode 20.

    Not bad episode about suicides at a university and the ultimate revelation of the plot to kill Steed.

    Somehow it did not surprise me the mastermind in all this plus Melissa Stribling was devious as villain Claire Summers.

    #211186

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    Man In The Mirror:
    Season 2, Episode 22.

    A Venus Smith episode.

    Guest stars include David Graham and I am also hearing his voice in Thunderbirds Are Go!

    Not bad episode about a man who had committed suicide only to be discovered to be still alive when Venus took a  picture of him in the mirror, hence the episode title.

    Somewhat unsatisfying that the villains got away.

    #211245

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    Conspiracy of Silence:

    Season 2, Episode 23.

    Steed and Cathy has a case in a circus after an unsuccessful assassination attempt was made on the former.

    The episode title is quite apt for this episode as I did struggle in trying to enjoy it, the silence being there isn’t anything really good to say about it and I guess on paper it should have been a thrilling episode, thrills I did not feel at all.

    #211425

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    Six Hands Across A Table:

    Penultimate episode of season 2.

    This is mostly a Cathy episode with limited role for Steed here and a very good one at that.

    Guest stars include Edward de Souza and just a couple of years after this episode came on in March 1963, de Souza got to be the star of Doctor Who for one night in 1965 playing Marc Cory in Mission To The Unknown, the only Doctor Who episode that featured none of the regular cast.

    In Six Hands Across A Table, de Souza played Brian Collier and it was amusing that he got knocked out not once but twice at his office. I mean I would have thought he be cautious the second time around.

    Absolutely well done episode by what Honor Blackman was given to do as Cathy here and intriguing what was going on with the shipbuilding situation that was the focus here.

    #211512

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    Killer Whale:

    Season 2 finale.

    Written by John Lucarotti.

    Steed and Cathy gets a young man into a boxing ring as part of their investigation of a perfume made from ambergris which comes from whales and the thing is the ambergris is illegally smuggled.

    The Avengers Forever site thought this was an odd combination of elements of the episode but personally it was not bad as I am always open to any series experimenting with their storylines.

    N0t a bad way to end the second season.

    #211560

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    Brief For Murder:

    Season 3 opener.

    Very good beginning to the third season which had Steed and Cathy pretending to be adversaries in order to investigate lawyers who are helping guilty people to get acquitted and by no means by the law book.

    Pretty good that Steed had to pretend to murder Cathy and then get acquitted for her fake murder.

    The two crooked lawyer brothers were very nutty but does not marred my enjoyment of the episode in any way.

    #211719

    Theta Sigma MP
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    • Offline

    Man With Two Shadows:

    Season 3, Episode 3.

    Thrilling episode about doubles including one of Steed.

    At times been wondering whether the Steed that is in scenes that he is in is the real one or the double.

    However disconcerting that the fake Gordon is allowed for the time being to continue his cover and be married to Cathy’s friend Julie.

    Just after watching Man With Two Shadows saw Sherlock Holmes (1954) 1.27 The Case of the Perfect Husband which coincidentally also had a deceptive husband.

    #211739

    Theta Sigma MP
    Participant
    • Offline

    The Nutshell:

    Season 3, Episode 4.

    Guest stars Bud Tingwell in the first of two appearances in the series each as different characters.

    The Nutshell is the acronym for Thermonuclear Underground Target Zone Shelter and Steed and Cathy were sent there to investigate a break-in.

    Things sure took an interesting turn when it appears that Steed is a traitor who had helped out the intruder.

    Superbly handled episode as we eventually see the real villains being flushed out at the episode’s climax.

    #211772

    Theta Sigma MP
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    In DWM’s The Official Guide to the 2013 Series, Andrew Pixley in his thanks gave special mention to everyone involved in The Crimson Horror as he described it “as one of my favourite pieces of television ever: after decades of waiting for a Victorian version of The Avengers, Doctor Who serves one up to me with all the style and madness that I could ever wished for.”

     

    Pixley feeling The Crimson Horror to be like the Victorian version of The Avengers had no doubt been helped by the presence of Diana Rigg who had been Emma Peel in The Avengers not to mention the Doctor sporting a bowler hat which felt like he was emulating John Steed, Emma Peel’s partner in The Avengers.

     

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