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Fifty years ago production began on The Avengers, the British TV series that has yet to be rivalled for its wit, imagination and sheer style. Throughout the 1960s, urbane agent John Steed (the incomparable Patrick Macnee) fought diabolical masterminds with the help of a succession of impossibly cool female partners. These included Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman), Tara King (Linda Thorson) and the iconic Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.
The Avengers: A Celebration is a lavish new book devoted to the show that revolutionised 1960s television and remains hugely popular today. Compiled with unprecedented access to the official archive, it is packed with previously unpublished and newly discovered photographs, alongside exclusive memories from the cast and crew.
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