The Avengers

The Avengers tv series

The Avengers tv series follows the adventures of suave and quirky British spy John Steed and his partners, many of them lovely ladies. The adventures often border on the strange and science fiction.

Table of Contents

Broadcast History

Related Pages


Network: Thames Television
Broadcast: 1961-1969

We don’t have a broadcast history for this show yet.

Episode Guide


Collectibles & Memorabilia



Actor Character(s)Notes
Patrick MacneeJohn Steed 
Diana RiggEmma Peel 
Linda ThorsonTara King

Regulars & Guest Stars

Actor Character(s)Notes
Ian HendryDr. David Keel 
Patrick NewellMother / Sir George Collings / Smallwood 
Ingrid HafnerCarol Wilson

Theme Song / Opening Credits


There were 7 seasons and 161 episodes of The Avengers tv series. We have not completed an episode guide for this show yet.


Diana Rigg found out a cameraman was making more money than she was so she demanded a raise to put her salary close to her co-star’s. Thanks to the popularity of the show in the US, she received it.
Emma Peel was the first character on television to do Kung Fu.
The name “Emma Peel” was a play on the British film industry expression “M-appeal”, meaning “man-appeal”. That’s exactly what they were looking for in the Emma Peel character.


John Steed: Mrs. Peel, we’re needed.


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