Article previewing the return of The Avengers, 1962

CATHY is a mysterious, blonde and beautiful widow.  She is also an anthropologist and handy with a gun.  Which all adds up to an ideal new partner for John Steed.  Cathy is played by Honor Blackman.   And Steed, still the aristocratic undercover man dedicated to fighting crime, is again portrayed by Patrick Macnee.  Fashion expert Michael Whittaker designs Honor's wardrobe. "One of the biggest problems," he says, "was designing holsters for her guns.  In the end I settled for three.  They're concealed at the waist, under the arm, and at the thigh."  Another newcomer to the series is Freckles, Steed's amiable Dalmatian dog.

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