Match, 2 Janvier, pages 1,44,45, Tara, Ce N'Est Qu'Un Au Revoir, Yves
Salgues, France. (O)
Daily Mail, 1
May, page 9, New Avenger John Seeks An Emma, Daily Mail Reporter,
England. Avengers stage play.
Daily Mail, 25 May, page 3, Steed's New Girl
Must Brush Up Her Karate, Michael Cable, England. Avengers stage play.
The Sun, 29
May, pages Unknown, I'm Flattered, My Face Is So Ugly, Says The New Steed,
Kenneth Eastaugh, England. Simon Oates interview - Avengers stageplay.
Look-In, 5 June, No.22, page 1,3-5, The Spy
Business, Author Unknown, England.
This copy of 'The Junior TV
Times' (a TV Listings magazine aimed at kids!!) has a great Steed and Tara cover, but the
article inside is more of an overview of all TV spies, the section relevant to The
But TV does occasionally make 'light' of the spy business.
One of the most popular series is The Avengers. Steed, played by Patrick
Macnee, looks more like a city 'gent' than anything else, with his bowler and
brolly. But that's just the point. The enemy doesn't suspect the tough,
down-to-earth spy beneath this elegant cover. Steed's original partner was Cathy
Gale (Honor Blackman). Later, Emma Peel took over (Diana Rigg) and now Tara King
(Linda Thorson) plays his attractive co-partner. (O)
Daily Mail, 2 August, First Night:
Steed and Co
Miss The Target, Peter Lewis, England. The Avengers stage
Daily Mirror, 3 August, Nobbled by a
Arthur Thurkell, England.
I know it is the silly season, but surely that
is no excuse to stage such consistent drivel as is found in "The Avengers" at
London's Prince of Wales Theatre. The show, based on the popular television series
is a sorry disappointment. It is obviously meant as entertainment for the whole
family, but will appeal only to the very young. It comes across as an inferior
version of "Doctor Who", Simon Oates as John Steed and Sue Lloyd as Hannah Wild
are got at by a gang of sexy girls in kinky leather gear - they are a sort of women's lib
organisation who are going to rule the world
The show has plenty of special effects but these are all done so much better on film.
Compensations? Well, the girls are very pretty and there's an amazing
performance from Anthony Sharp as the Minister for Security. There's a computer on
stage that brainwashes humans. I've got a sneaking suspicion it nobbled the authors
of this strange mish-mash in which the machines are more interesting than the characters.
and Players, Vol 18 #12, September, page 49, The Avengers, Michael
Coveney, England. Review of The Avengers stageplay at The Prince
of Wales Theatre, London.
Post, November 18, page 44, Words of Honor, Alan Veitch, Australia.
Honor Blackman interview.