The Avengers: A Celebration
50 Years of a Television Classic
Compiled with unprecedented access to the show’s official archive, The Avengers: A Celebration is a glorious visual tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of the show that defined 60s television.
Written by Marcus Hearn (Hammer Glamour, The Hammer Story), with a foreword by the legendary Patrick Macnee, this stunning, large-format hardback is packed with newly discovered photographs and exclusive memories from the cast and crew.
Fifty years ago, production began on The Avengers, a TV series that has yet to be rivaled for its wit, adventure and sheer style.
Urbane agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee) fought diabolical masterminds with a succession of impossibly cool female partners. These included Cathy Gale (played by Honor Blackman), Tara King (Linda Thorson) and of course the iconic Mrs Peel played by Diana Rigg.
The show quickly became a worldwide sensation syndicated to 90 countries, including the US, where it was a prime time hit!
QUOTES ABOUT THE SHOW
“The show that defined the role of television hero and heroine for a generation” –
The Washington Post
“The Avengers exhibited more style and daring than is to be had on all of Milan’s runways” – The New York Times
“Exudes more sheer sexuality than American TV has previously handled” — Playboy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marcus Hearn is the acclaimed author of Titan’s Hammer Glamour and The Hammer Story (with Alan Barnes). His other books include authorized biographies of filmmakers George Lucas and Gerry Anderson, and Eight Days a Week, the story of The Beatles’ final world tour.
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The Avengers: A Celebration 50 Years of a Television Classic