The New Avengers (1976): UK Series

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Re: The New Avengers (1976): UK Series

Postby iank » Thu May 23, 2019 11:12 pm

paulhickling wrote:Not QUITE as good as The Avengers in my opinion, but still great, and will welcome a Blu-ray. Again, great theme but not QUITE as good as the Rigg-Thorson one which is a true classic. The cast are of course brill.


Agreed.

I think GNAWS is my favourite episode. :)
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Re: The New Avengers (1976): UK Series

Postby Servorobot » Thu May 23, 2019 11:21 pm

iank wrote:
paulhickling wrote:Not QUITE as good as The Avengers in my opinion, but still great, and will welcome a Blu-ray. Again, great theme but not QUITE as good as the Rigg-Thorson one which is a true classic. The cast are of course brill.


Agreed.

I think GNAWS is my favourite episode. :)


Unfortunately the Canadian episodes are a bit sh*te.
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Re: The New Avengers (1976): UK Series

Postby The Ginger Cat » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:00 am

One of those restoration comparison video thingys.

"The Avengers: The Cybernaunts Trilogy" - Pre-Order Now

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Re: The New Avengers (1976): UK Series

Postby The Ginger Cat » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:08 pm

Nicked from The Avengers International Fan Forum :

mariocki wrote:Tim Beddows of Network confirmed in a Q&A last night that they are definitely doing all of TNA on Blu-ray but there is no idea of timescale or format of the releases. There was no mention of them revisiting The Avengers on BD.
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Re: The New Avengers (1976): UK Series

Postby Cygnus Prime » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:25 am

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The tv advert that apparently led to the creation of THE NEW AVENGERS.

https://www.clivebanks.co.uk/New%20Avengers%20Intro.htm


In 1975 Rudolph Roffi, a French television executive, made a champagne commercial featuring Patrick Macnee and Linda Thorson, once more in their roles as John Steed and Tara King. Curiously, it was a few months later that Roffi actually learned from Brian Clemens that ‘The Avengers’ was no longer in production; after a few weeks, Roffi contacted Clemens again and announced that he now had the money needed to begin production on a new series. Clemens, Albert Fennell, and music composer Laurie Johnson then formed ‘The Avengers (Film & TV) Enterprises Ltd’; and after persuading Patrick MacNee to take up his bowler once again, they began casting the new series, called ‘The New Avengers’ in order to point out that this show would be a new spin on the original.



The Avengers Laurent Perrier Ad 1975


French TV ad from 1975 which reputedly led to the production of The New Avengers. Patrick Macnee and Linda Thorson recreate their roles of Steed and Tara King for the first time since the original series ended in 1969.






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