The Midas Touch

Joanna Lumley as Purdey is sitting on the staircase of a suburban house. She is wearing one of her flowy diaphanous dresses, and looking  sideways dreamily.

Episode 41
Sunday, 12 July 2020

– We shall be gone from here in a few hours. You back to your own country in triumph, me to the foothills of South America. They say there is gold there.
– It didn’t do Humphrey Bogart much good. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Most people think Walter Huston directed it. It was John.

This month, we head back to the gritty and hardbitten 1970s to check in on one of our favourite Bond girls, Joanna Lumley (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Bond Meets Black Emmanuelle), in the show that made her a household name, The New Avengers.

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The New Avengers