Dame Diana Rigg

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Episode 7
Saturday, 12 March 2016

— I find her fascinating. But, she needs a psychiatrist, not me.

— What she needs is a man… to dominate her! To make love to her enough to make her love him! A man like you!

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?

In the meantime, we discuss overworked foley artists, Diana Rigg’s fabulous breasts (repeatedly) and Richard’s prepubescent frisson encountering a shirtless Lazenby at a 1970s dinner party. All while continually preventing James from making endless Doctor Who references. Oh, James.

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The Girl from Auntie

Episode 31
Saturday, 6 April 2019

– Steed! I thought you were an old lady with a bale and knitting needles.

– They do say I take after granny.

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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Episode 44
Saturday, 26 September 2020

– You’re not feeling the part, Mrs Peel.

– I have a feeling I will be feeling it.

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

Episode 45
Saturday, 31 October 2020

– I’ve come here to appeal to you, Mister Cartney.

– You certainly do that!

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

Episode 56
Sunday, 27 February 2022

– Actually, I wanted a word or five about the old Groupee, official magazine you know, I’m acting as PRO.
– From the HQ?
– BHQ.
– On TTR?
– JJV. seconded from RHB.
– Oh really, how’s the GCM.?
– A-1.
– MY?
– 50 PPR.
– Downgraded to 007, eh?

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.

See the episode

As is now well established, Series 4 of The Avengers is also available in a lavish Blu-ray box set. Which is how we watched it. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

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