Dame Diana Rigg

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

James Bond, warmly dressed, is standing against a backdrop  of snowy mountains. He is pointing a gun at someone off screen.

Episode 7
Saturday, 12 March 2016

Sean Connery’s gone, never to return (never!), and so we find ourselves with a long-running film franchise starring Australian heartthrob George Lazenby and his amazing seven-film contract. What could possibly go wrong?

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The Girl from Auntie

A young woman is sitting with her feet up on an instrument panel covered in switches and dials. She has a pistol in her hand.

Episode 31
Saturday, 6 April 2019

This month, we go back to Richard and Brendan’s first love — 1960s spy-fi classic The Avengers. Brendan has taken up knitting, James is achieving better living through self-help books, Nathan is wondering why Graeme Garden left his computer here, and Richard is relaxing in a leotard and a giant birdcage. Watch out, everyone: it’s The Girl from Auntie.

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Emma Peel in a stylish green jacket is sitting in a chair smiling wryly to herself. Around her head, superimposed on the picture,  are the words "A Z.Z.von Snerk Production".

Episode 44
Saturday, 26 September 2020

This month, we celebrate the life of the late Dame Diana Rigg, who left us earlier this month. And we do this by watching one of the most beloved — and one of the most disliked — episodes of The Avengers. It’s Epic, in which Mrs Peel is kidnapped by three washed-up actors playing two washed-up actors and a washed-up director, who are awful enough to believe that it’s fun to watch Mrs Peel being repeatedly threatened with certain death. And, turns out, it is.

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A Touch of Brimstone

Emma Peel is standing in a Regency-styled room. There is a statue holding burning torches in the foreground.  She is wearing low-cut fetishwear and a spiked collar. She looks bored.

Episode 45
Saturday, 31 October 2020

This month, we all don our flattest Regency trousers and head underground for an evening of wrestling, wassailing and wenching to support the admirable cause of bringing down the British Government. And Peter Wyngarde is here too, looking as devilishly handsome as ever. It’s Part 2 of our Diana Rigg marathon: the 1966 Avengers episode A Touch of Brimstone.

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What the Butler Saw

A black and white photo of Mrs Peel, Jean Le Mesurier and Steed standing urgently in a wood-panelled corridor. Le Mesurier stands between and slightly behind the others, with a devious look on his face.

Episode 56
Sunday, 27 February 2022

This month, Steed and Mrs Peel are joined by John Le Mesurier, while we are joined again by Steven B, ably assisting us as we investigate various military bigwigs with improbable facial hair, who appear to be leaking valuable secrets to our enemies. Meanwhile, Diana Rigg’s Spotlight photo is getting one hell of a workout. Which is impossible to object to, really.

Download · Open in new window · Duration 1:01:57 · 59.92 MB · Recorded on Tuesday, 25 January 2022

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