Linda Thorson

Daily Mirror, 20 October 1967, page 7, "Enter Linda, The New Avenger", Linda Thorson is introduced to the press, England.
You know the man, of course, by his brolly and his bowler.  Patrick Macnee, who plays Avenger John Steed.  Now meet the girl poised so elegantly at the other end of his umbrella in London yesterday.  His new leading lady, Linda Thorson.  Canadian-born Linda, 20, was chosen from 200 actresses to take over when Diana Rigg quits the popular ITV series "The Avengers."  She will play Tara King, a wealthy farmer's daughter.  But as producer John Bryce said last night, she'll be more likely to hit her opponents with her handbag than fell them with the old karate chop.  For out go the kinky boots, leather gear and the judo of Miss Rigg's Emma Peel.  Instead: a "soft, sexy look" and fashions from the Twenties.

Daily Mail, 30 October 1967, page 3, Sharp change of image for Avenger girl, Brian Dean, England.

TV Guide 2 March 1968, pages 12,13,14,15, Can She Make Them Forget Mrs. Peel?, Robert Musel, USA.

Washington DC Sunday Star TV Magazine, 3 March 1968, pages 1,2,3, Frank Judge, A New Girl Replacing Karate Kid, USA.

San Francisco Examiner, 19 March 1968, Color Her Black and Blue, page unknown, Terrence O'Flaherty, USA.

Louisville, Ky., Courier Journal, 22 March 1968, 'Avengers' Shakes Up Its Spy Team, James Doussard, USA.

Toronto Star Weekend Magazine, March 1968, The Canadian Avenger, page unknown, Robert Musel, Canada.

Los Angeles Times, May 8 1968, A Rare Find: Star of The Avengers Isn't So Terribly British, page unknown, Wayne Warga, USA.

TVue, 4 August, pages 1 & 17, Canadian Sees TV Aid to Stage Career, Anthony La Camera, USA

Vogue, 15 September 1968, pages unknown, title unknown, author unknown, England.  2 pages featuring Linda Thorson living dangerously as Tara King in a cool new brand of cashmere designed for Ballantyne's Avenger range.

TV Times, 19 September 1968, page 39, Out Goes Emma, In Comes Tara, author unknown, England.  Handover between Emma and Tara: The Forget-Me-Knot.

TV Times, 19 September 1968, page unknown, Avenger Linda Agrees: The Outlook Is Black, author unknown, England.  Fashion piece.

TV Weekly, 7 October 1968, page unknown(1), no title, no author, New Zealand.  The back cover of this magazine is a full colour photo of Tara King.

TV Times, 17 October 1968, page unknown, Linda... One Of The Top Getaway People, author unknown, England.  Linda Thorson and The Avengers cars.

Derby Evening Telegraph 30 March 1969, pages unknown, Gamble Pays For New Avenger, Linda Thorson interview, England.

TV Times Vol. 58, No. 8, 19 February 1970, pages 8,9 and 10, How An Avenger Met Her Match, Linda Thorson test-drives the Hillman Avenger, Ann Beveridge, England. (A3C, A4C)

Tele 7 Jours, 12 December 1970, pages 1,8,9, Linda Peint Pour Oublier Tara King, author unknown, France.

Paris Match, 2 Janvier 1971, pages 1,44,45, Tara, Ce N'Est Qu'Un Au Revoir, Yves Salgues, France.  Full transcript here eventually, Francophones! (O)

Woman's Journal, June 1972, pages 23,24,25,26,27, Diana Rigg... an actress who knows, and speaks her mind, Ian Woodward, England.

Daily Express, 12 November 1983, pages unknown, author unknown, title unknown, England. Linda Thorson interview.

Daily Mail, 12 November 1983, pages unknown, author unknown, title unknown, England. Linda Thorson interview.

TV Times, 6 July 1985, page ?, Why there's still a Tara boom today, James G?, England.  This piece only appeared in selected TV Times regions.

Daily Express, 26 October 1994, pages 28, 29, The forgotten Avenger gets her own back, Compton Miller, England.  Linda Thorson interview.

TV Zone Special issue 12, March 1994, pages 45,46,47,48,49, Tara-boom-de-ay!, David Richardson, England. Linda Thorson interview.

Daily Mirror: TV Weekly, 23 April 1994, page ?, Avenger is back to give tough guys a grilling..., Neil Murray, England.

Daily Star, 29 April 1994, page 26, No Dirty Deed With Sexy Steed, Pat Codd, England.  Linda Thorson interview.

Dreamwatch issue 19, March 1996, pages 18,19, Bizarre Inc, Alistair McGown and Darren Rea, England. Linda Thorson interview part one.



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