The Avengers

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.

Download · Open in new window · Duration 0:59:35 · 57.36 MB · Recorded on Friday, 5 April 2019

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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

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.

Download · Open in new window · Duration 1:01:00 · 58.75 MB · Recorded on Friday, 10 April 2020

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Stay Tuned

Kate O'Mara is standing in the living room of a suburban house, pointing a gun at someone. Her hair is even more massive than usual.

Episode 43
Saturday, 5 September 2020

This month, our Kate O’Marathon continues with an episode from the final series of The Avengers, in which Steed gets repeatedly punched in the face, while some hot O’Mara-on-Tara action takes place in the next room.

Download · Open in new window · Duration 1:10:00 · 67.38 MB · Recorded on Friday, 28 August 2020

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Epic

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

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.

Download · Open in new window · Duration 1:02:58 · 60.63 MB · Recorded on Friday, 25 September 2020

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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.

Download · Open in new window · Duration 1:06:44 · 64.25 MB · Recorded on Friday, 30 October 2020

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The Avengers (1998)

A publicity photo for The Avengers. Ralph Fiennes is wearing a suit and  a bowler hat and carrying an umbrella. Uma Thurman is posing in a  black leather catsuit. Sean Connery, sporting a grey moustache, is wearing a dark suit and looking villainous.

Episode 46
Saturday, 12 December 2020

This month, we commemorate the death of Sean Connery by revisiting the first nail in the coffin of his movie career, the 1998 film The Avengers, starring Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman as crude robot replicas of John Steed and Mrs Peel, who go up against the wet sporran of Connery’s single most villainous role, Sir August de Wynter — a man who selflessly tries to provide the population of Great Britain with something interesting to make small talk about.

Download · Open in new window · Duration 1:36:12 · 92.84 MB · Recorded on Friday, 11 December 2020

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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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