The ongoing audiofication of the 1961 debut season of the Avengers (a fair portion of which remain “lost” and wiped by BBC archivists decades since) continues with another volume of surprisingly serious-toned, small scale spying.
Bernice Summerfield, Big Finish, Blake's 7, Blakes 7 the Classic Audio Adventures, Blakes 7 the Liberator Chronicles, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who, Jago & Litefoot, Pathfinder Legends, Paul Spragg, The Avengers, The Confessions of Dorian Gray, third eye cinema podcast, Vienna
It is with honest sorrow and heartfelt regret that I am moved to inform of the untimely passing of Paul Spragg of Big Finish. I am told that this was both sudden and unexpected, with coworkers trading emails with him mere hours prior.
Adrian Lukis, Anthony Howell, Big Finish, Brian Clemens, Cathy Gale, Colin Baker, Emma Peel, Julian Wadham, Patrick Macnee, Samuel Clemens, Sophie Aldred, The Avengers, The Lost Episodes vol. 1, The Lost Episodes volume 1, third eye cinema podcast
From his days working alongside the dry, somewhat bland Ian Hendry Doctor Keel through daffy, brassy-voiced Venus Smith (Julie Stevens, who will always remain associated with that ridiculous song about kippers from the perhaps appropriately monikered A Chorus of Frogs) to Honor Blackman’s sexy, intimidating Cathy Gale and the slyly sensuous innuendo of the Diana Rigg Emma Peel period, Patrick MacNee’s John Steed has always been the centerpiece of what for the sake of distinction we’ll refer to as Brian Clemens’ Avengers.*
*so noted not only to tip the hat to the eventual producer and script editor as well as screenwriter of several episodes throughout the entire series run, but to distinguish from the goofy comic book heroes of the American iteration since.