The Mauritius Penny

A tight closeup photo in black and white of Honor Blackman's face. Her hair is wild and she looks tense, as if she's just seen something.

Episode 38
Saturday, 11 April 2020

You didn’t really think you could take over this country with a few fanatics in fancy dress.

This month, we celebrate the life of Honor Blackman, who died this week at the age of 94, by watching one of her early episodes as Cathy Gale in The Avengers. In this episode, The Mauritius Penny, Mr Steed and Mrs Gale team up to defeat a gang of murderous dentists and stamp collectors who plan to overthrow the British government and install a fascist dictatorship decades before that sort of thing became fashionable.

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In the US, you can buy episodes of Series 2 of The Avengers on Amazon Prime Video. In the UK, Amazon will let you import a Region 4 box set from Australia, oddly. While in Australia, it seems that Series 2 is impossible to buy. Baffling.

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