The Avengers: Season 6 (1968)
Tuesday 23rd November 2010
As the 1960s progressed, so too did The Avengers, the last series reflecting radically changing times with breath-taking, eye-popping visuals in glorious, state-of-the-art colour. In 1968 the show was at its peak - the longest running espionage series produced for English-language TV, reaching audiences in a record-breaking 120 countries.
Patrick Macnee's John Steed is still as suave, urbane and debonair as ever he was - and quite unperturbed by the arrival of a new partner. Linda Thorson stepped into the series as Tara King and, as the most breath-taking, eye-popping visual of them all, she was a stunning and worthy successor to Cathy Gale and Emma Peel.
As ever, The Avengers continued to thrill with wildly imaginative and dependably bizarre new storylines. A cure for the common cold is mysteriously killing research doctors; a computer "murder" leads to chaos; a glass of milk proves hazardous to Steed's health; an ancient dagger holds the key to a secret treasure; a rash of Steed imposters cause havoc at a peace conference; enemy agents turn a dentist's office into a torture chamber; a military academy trains a ruthless breed of teenage space travellers ...
Now, with the release of The Avengers, you can watch these fantastic classics time and again in a DVD set featuring a full restoration of all episodes and a host of groovy and enthralling extras.
- Exclusive audio commentaries with: director Roy Ward Baker and scriptwriter/producer Brian Clemens on Split!, scriptwriter Jeremy Burnham and guest star Veronica Strong on Love All, guest star Jennifer Croxton on Killer, director John Hough on The Morning After, director Robert Fuest on Game, Linda Thorson stunt double Cyd Child on Noon Doomsday
- Filmed introductions by Linda Thorson
- Introducing Linda Thorson promotional trailer
- Girl About Town promotional trailer
- Filmed introduction by director Cyril Frankel
- Artists test footage to find the replacement for Diana Rigg
- Episode reconstructions for series 1 scripts The Springers, The Yellow Needle, The Far-Distant Dead and The Deadly Air
- UK animated bumper
- Granada + points for The Forget-Me-Knot
- Textless extended closing credits
- German opening and closing credits
- Stills galleries
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.