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THE
DAVID KEEL ERA  (1961)

In a nutshell: It all began when Sydney Newman converted a half-hour crime drama about a police surgeon into a one-hour thriller about a doctor (Ian Hendry) who helps a mysterious spy (Patrick Macnee) solve cases. Sadly, only two complete episodes and the first twenty minutes of a third are presently all that remain; the rest, it would seem, are but radio waves headed for Alpha Centauri. READ MORE

Spies like us: trenchcoats and cigarettes.

Production Block 1

  

01 Hot Snow
02 Brought to Book*
03 Square Root of Evil
04 Nightmare*
05 Crescent Moon
06 Girl on the Trapeze
07 Diamond Cut Diamond*
08 The Radioactive Man
09 Ashes of Roses
10 Hunt the Man Down*
11 Please Don't Feed the Animals
12 Dance with Death*
13 One for the Mortuary
  

14 The Springers*
15 The Frighteners
16 The Yellow Needle
17 Death on the Slipway*
18 Double Danger*
19 Toy Trap*
20 Tunnel of Fear*
21 The Far-Distant Dead*
22 Kill the King*
23 The Deadly Air*
24 A Change of Bait*
25 Dragonsfield*
26 Dead of Winter*
  

Notes & Extras

 
  • Episodes are listed in PRODUCTION ORDER.
  • *Asterisks indicate pages with production stills.
  • Boldface episodes, available on video, have reviews and screen grabs.
  • Quote, Unquote: Comments of the cast and crew during production.
  • Quiet On The Set: How The Avengers was originally produced, with details on typical recording schedules.
  • Oddball Images: Possible special publicity shots.
  • Who's Who??? has cast and characters bios, guest actors and more.

Making sense of it all

The broadcast history of The Avengers can be a little confusing. The following table helps define how the series was seen in the major markets:

Era

 Production 

United Kingdom

 Networking 

United States

 Networking 

 Syndication 

David Keel

Block 1

Season 1

--

--

Cathy Gale

Block 2

Season 2

--

--

Block 3

Season 3

--

--

 Emma Peel 

Block 4

Season 4

Season 1

Season 1

Block 5A

Season 5

Season 2

Season 2

Block 5B

Season 6

Season 3

Tara King

Block 6A

Season 7

Season 3

 Block 6B 

Season 4

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