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Avengers: the Complete Emma Peel Mega-Set
     

Avengers: the Complete Emma Peel Mega-Set

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Director: Bill Bain, Charles Crichton

Cast: Christopher Benjamin, Diana Rigg

 
While The Avengers was always a breezy, witty, and fun adventure show, the TV program was at its absolute peak during the 1965-1967 seasons. In these years Patrick Macnee, the show's perpetual male lead, shared the screen with the wonderful Diana Rigg. While Rigg looked great in a leather jumpsuit, she was in every way Macnee's equal on the show. The two shared

Overview

While The Avengers was always a breezy, witty, and fun adventure show, the TV program was at its absolute peak during the 1965-1967 seasons. In these years Patrick Macnee, the show's perpetual male lead, shared the screen with the wonderful Diana Rigg. While Rigg looked great in a leather jumpsuit, she was in every way Macnee's equal on the show. The two shared plenty of cheeky chemistry. While Macnee was a dapper leading man, Rigg quickly became that rarest of all 1960s icons: a proto-feminist and a sex symbol. Americans were first introduced to the quintessentially British Avengers with the appearance of Rigg as Emma Peel and all of the 51 episodes that she appeared in have been stretched over 16 DVDs for this box set. Each episode has been completely remastered and the picture and audio quality of every one is equal or superior to the standards set when the show first aired. The box set also provides bonus photo galleries and production stills from the series. Macnee is a wonderful raconteur so it would've been nice to have him do at least one audio commentary or featurette for this project, but this is the box set that Avengers and Emma Peel fans have been waiting for.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
Ranking with Mission: Impossible as one of the greatest TV spy shows, The Avengers, (1961-9) sported a debonair British secret agent (Patrick Macnee) and a host of mainly female sidekicks, in whirlwind, world-saving adventures. The best remembered of Steed's so-called "talented amateurs" was cat-suited Emma Peel, whose cultured-but-brash crime fighting style was given life by the refined-but-sexy Diana Rigg. (Actress Elizabeth Shepherd was originally cast as Mrs. Peel, but her scenes were soon reshot with Rigg.) No doubt, Mrs. Peel's tenure over the show's 1965-67 seasons helped to make those years what Avengers aficionados now remember as the series' best. But it wasn't just her inviting grin, wryly mod attitude, and ultracool outfits that led The Avengers to cult status. Indeed there was a special chemistry between Steed and Mrs. Peel that was never achieved with any other of the show's leading ladies -- neither Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman) and Venus Smith (Julie Stevens) before, nor Tara King (Linda Thorson) after. The ambiguous, sexless relationship had always been a subliminal cornerstone of The Avengers's appeal, with the Peel years being the peak. (The 1968 season in which talented amateur Tara King falls in love with Steed was, coincidentally, the show's last.) A flip, hip hour of campy fun, The Avengers is balanced by an honest warmth and mild affection Steed and Peel share, a friendly partnership based on possibly repressed attraction that to this day rivals that of The X-Files's Scully and Mulder.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2001
UPC:
0733961702491
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
48:33:00

Special Features

16 DVDs fetauring all 51 Avengers episodes starring Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, uncut and digitally remastered; photo galleries of production stills; English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo language track.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Benjamin J.J. Hooter,Whittle
Diana Rigg Primary Artist,Emma Peel
A.J. Brown Dawson
Arnold Diamond Dr. Krelmar
Bernard Archard Desmond Leeming
Brian Blessed Mark Dayton
Bruno Barnabe Grand Vizier
Caroline Blakiston Cynthia Wentworth-Howe
Ewan Hooper Sgt. Moran
James Copeland Roberton
Jeremy Burnham Simon Filson,Rev. Jonathan Anesbury
Joby Blanshard Joe Mercer
John Baker Hallam
John Cater Olliphant
Jonathan Elsom Ackroyd
Noel Coleman Conroy
Patrick Allen Frank Reed
Patrick MacNee Primary Artist,John Steed
Peter Arne Leonard Martin Pasold
Peter Jeffrey Max Prendergast,Varnals
Robert James Jenkins
Roger Booth "Porky" Purser
Sidonie Bond Annie
Terry Alexander "Piggy" Warren
Trevor Bannister Gordon
William Lyon Brown Dalby
Alan Chuntz Selby
Albert Lieven Dr. Sturm
Alfred Burke Gregorie Auntie
Allan Cuthbertson Lord George Melford
Angela Browne Sara Penney
Bill Fraser Col.Rawlings
Clifford Cox Chalmers
David Glover Wilton
David Langton Sir James Arnell
Dennis Chinnery Dobson
Derek Farr Sir Lyle Peterson
Donald Hewlett Capt. "Buddy" Waversham
Dudley Foster Philip Leas,Mr. Goat
Eunice Gayson Lucille Banks
Gordon Jackson Ian De'ath
Howard Marion-Crawford Geoffrey (16th Duke of Benedict),Brig. "Percy" Goddard
James Hayter Ticket Collector
Jan Holden Ruth Boardman
John Barron Dr. Gordon Henge
John Crocker Fothers
John Le Mesurier Benson
Julian Glover Vogel,Masgard
Leon Greene Freddy Richards
Mervyn Johns Brandon Storey
Michael Gough Dr. Clement Armstrong,Nutski
Norman Bowler Mike
Patricia Haines Holly Trent,Lola
Peter Blythe James Mankin
Peter Cushing Paul Beresford
Richard Bebb Dr. Cullen
Robert Brown Saul
Robert Day Actor
Roland Curram Vincent
Ron Barker Cheshire
Ron Moody Prof. Jordan
Ronald Fraser Sir Horace Winslip
Ronald Lacey Strange Young Man
T.P. McKenna Maj. Robert Wentworth (ret.)
Timothy Bateson Dr. Merryweather
William Franklyn Peter Omrod
Anthony Dutton Dr. Garnett
Arthur Lowe Benstead
Bernard Cribbins Arkwright
Brian Clemens Writer
Carmen Dene Harem Girl
Clifford Evans Henry Boardman,Sir Andrew Boyd
Clive Dunn Martin
Colin Blakely Mickle
David Hutcheson Wing Commander
Fred Haggerty Driver
Fred Jones Basil
Frederick Jaeger Benson
Harvey Hall Ulric
Humphrey Lestocq Vice Adm. Willows
Isa Miranda Damyta Syn
Jack Lambert McNab
James Belchamber Arthur Peever
James Fox Simon Roberts
John Hollis Kanwitch
Laurence Hardy Sir Clive Todd
Les Crawford Morgan
Linda Thorson Actor
Lyndon Brook Dr. Manx
Maria Machado Alicia Elena
Michael Goodliffe Prof. Keller
Pamela Ann Davy Mandy
Paul Dawkins Dr. Evans
Peter Dennis Private
Peter Howell Prof. Popple
Peter Jones Dr. Adams
Ronald Radd Shaffer
Sue Lloyd Actor
Vernon Dobtcheff Pushkin,Spencer
Anne Cunningham Gladys Murkle
Cecil Parker Glover
Conrad Phillips Oliver Mellors
Don Leaver Actor
Edward Burnham Meadows
Edwin Richfield Dr. Felix Teasel
Francis Matthews Chivers
Gabrielle Drake Angora
Gary Hope Joe Smith
Gerald Harper Geoffrey Ridsdale
John Garrie Tay-Ling
John Ronane Hubert
Juliet Harmer Jill Manson
Kenneth Benda Mansford
Liam Redmond Prof. Swain
Liz Frazer Georgie Price-Jones
Maurice Kaufmann Ivor Bracewell
Patricia English Dr. James
Patrick Mower Eric Duboys
Paul Eddington Lord William Beaumont
Paul Massie Dr. Johnson
Peter Bayliss Walter Dinsford
Peter Diamond Bernie
Peter J. Elliott Williams
Philip Levene Daffodil
Richard Coleman RAF Officer
Robert Cawdron Horace
Roger Hammond Dr. Russell
Roy Kinnear Prof. Quilby,Hickey
Sally Nesbitt Ola Monesey-Chamberlain
William Job Alan Carter
Gillian Lewis Laura Burford
Hugh Manning Col. Watson
Ian MacNaughton Dr. Fergus Campbell
Jane Merrow Susan
Karen Ford Nurse
Moira Lister Elena Vazin
Nigel Green Sir Lexius Cray
Philip Latham Carter
Richard Graydon George Reed
Robert Flemyng Lord Maxted
Ronald Hines Dr. Haymes
Walter Horsbrugh School Inspector
William Lucas Stapley

Technical Credits
Bill Bain Director
Charles Crichton Director
Don Leaver Director
Gerry O'Hara Director
Gordon Flemyng Director
James H. Hill Director
John Kirsh Director
John Krish Director
John Llewellyn Moxey Director
Peter Graham Scott Director
Quentin Lawrence Director
Robert Asher Director
Robert Day Director
Roy Rossotti Director
Roy Ward Baker Director
Sidney Hayers Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- '65, Vol. 1
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The Town of No Return [1:55]
3. Steed Plays Dirty - Emma Plays Fair [6:15]
4. Steed Finds a Hole - Emma Finds Both [11:38]
5. Emma Lays on the Bed - Steed Moves Ahead [2:02]
6. Steed Walks the Beach - Emma Goes to School [4:27]
7. Steed Tours the Airfield - Emma Hears a Requiem [10:23]
8. Steed Plays With Fire - Emma Gets to Grips [12:35]
9. Tag & Closing Credits [1:38]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The Gravediggers [1:21]
3. Steed Pays His Respects - Emma Stays Behind a Desk [6:04]
4. Emma Looks in the Coffin - Steed Sees the Living Dead [7:18]
5. Emma Shoots Crosswise - Steed Takes a Stationary Ride [5:41]
6. Steed Rushes the Railway - Emma Is Shown Away [11:15]
7. Steed Drives a Train - Emma Is Tied Up [17:39]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:41]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The Cybernauts [1:55]
3. Steed Aims High - Emma Counts the Dead [14:04]
4. Steed Shoots - Emma Whistles [4:05]
5. Steed Glimpses the Future - Emma Stays Behind [8:44]
6. Steed Shows His Deadly Gift - Emma Keeps It [6:49]
7. Steed Turns on the Heat - Emma Throws the Pan Away [13:23]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:03]
Side #2 -- '65, Vol. 2
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Death at Bargain Prices [3:12]
3. Steed Has a Change of Hat - Emma Sells Lingerie [6:23]
4. Steed Is Discontinued - Emma Finds a New Partner [12:41]
5. Steed Pulls the Strings - Emma Gets the Axe [10:19]
6. Emma Is Carpeted - Steed Holds on to His Hat [4:17]
7. Emma Uses the Hardware - Steed Breaks His Umbrella [12:16]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:34]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Castle De'ath [2:07]
3. Emma Blows the Horns - McSteed Does a Dance [11:21]
4. Emma Haunts the Dungeons - Steed Crushes His Hat [7:09]
5. Emma Does a Drawing - Steed Goes Fishing [13:53]
6. Steed Is Jock Strapped - Emma Slays the Ghost [14:57]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [1:35]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The Master Minds [1:14]
3. Steed Rises Early - Emma Tries to Sleep [15:23]
4. Steed Scrambles the Egghead - Emma Checks the Pulse [4:01]
5. Steed Becomes a Genius - Emma Cheats the Score [10:54]
6. Steed Finds His Gym Shoes - Emma Loses Her Mind [5:54]
7. Emma Jumps Up and Down - Steed Swings Back & Forth [11:54]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:30]
Side #3 -- '65, Vol. 3
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The Murder Market [1:01]
3. Steed Thinks of Marriage - Emma Meets the Brother-in-Law [6:03]
4. Steed Seeks a Wife - Emma Stays at Home [4:47]
5. Emma Visits the Restroom - Steed Peeps Through the Door [4:28]
6. Steed's on a Blind Date - Emma Seeks a New Husband [9:27]
7. Emma Plays the Tuba - Steed Practices His Swing [7:06]
8. Steed Attends a Funeral - Emma Gets Buried [16:30]
9. Tag & Closing Credits [1:39]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - A Surfeit of H2O [1:37]
3. Steed Goes to the Barn - Emma Talks to a Dodo Bird [4:46]
4. Steed Knocks the Barometer - Emma Gets in the Pit [9:25]
5. Steed Opens His Umbrella - Emma Collects the Equipment [7:22]
6. Steed Rejoices - Emma Calls an Expert [9:11]
7. Emma Gets an Invitation - Steed Is Rebuffed [3:31]
8. Emma Feels the Pressure - Steed Smashes His Bowler [13:16]
9. Tag & Closing Credits [1:45]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The Hour That Never Was [1:21]
3. Emma Tilts the Pinball - Steed Shoots the Pianist [16:20]
4. Steed Covers His Ears - Emma Disappears [12:28]
5. Emma Shakes the Milkman - Steed Gets the Last Laugh [18:44]
6. Tag & Closing Credits [1:41]
Side #4 -- '65, Vol. 4
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Dial a Deadly Number [2:32]
3. Steed Wants to Deposit - Emma Handles a Pot [6:18]
4. Steed Rounds a Figure - Emma Rings for Service [9:24]
5. Steed Shares a Secret - Emma Asks Questions [3:04]
6. Steed Plays Bulls and Bears - Emma Has No Option [4:11]
7. Steed Is Challenged - Emma Watches the Clocks [12:36]
8. Steed Pops the Cork - Emma Drops the Crate [10:33]
9. Tag & Closing Credits [2:18]
1. The Age of Elegance [:44]
2. Opening - Man-Eater of Surrey Green [2:22]
3. Emma Smells the Roses - Steed Watches the Plants [10:45]
4. Emma Answers a Call - Steed Digs a Spaceship [3:34]
5. Emma Speaks Loud - Steed Gets the Message [8:48]
6. Steed Listens to Science - Emma Looks Through the Lens [7:25]
7. Steed Kills a Climber - Emma Becomes a Vegetable [16:20]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:48]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Chapters for Two's a Crowd [1:27]
3. Emma Sells Model Planes - Steed Waits in the Wings [10:11]
4. Steed Gets a Wired Brolly - Emma Gets Unplugged [4:11]
5. Steed Is Single Minded - Emma Sees Double [7:42]
6. Steed Does His Party Piece - Emma Doesn't Barge In [10:07]
7. Steed Reveals the Plot - Emma Is Unconvinced [15:31]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:51]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Too Many Christmas Trees [2:23]
3. Steed Remembers Old Loves - Emma Loses Her Appetite [7:07]
4. Steed Is off His Head - Emma Consults the Doctor [13:05]
5. Emma Is Worried - Steed Is About to Break [6:08]
6. Steed Plays Mind Games - Emma Wades In [8:13]
7. Steed Sings a Song - Emma Sings Along [12:18]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:31]
Side #5 -- '66, Vol. 1
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Silent Dust [:58]
3. Steed Pops the Cork - Emma Rows the Boat [5:36]
4. Steed Puts on New Shoes - Emma Smells the Roses [10:26]
5. Steed Gives Good Advice - Emma Sends a Warning [4:39]
6. Steed Bites the Apple -Emma Peels the Skin [13:15]
7. Steed Signs Things Off - Emma Gives the Thumbs Up [14:29]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:29]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Room Without a View [2:12]
3. Steed Gets Clock-Wise - Emma Wipes the Glasses [9:50]
4. Steed Hides the Butter - Emma Meets a Stranger [5:15]
5. Steed Becomes a Gourmet - Emma Takes a Sip [8:16]
6. Steed Lights a Cigar - Emma Gets Nosy [11:03]
7. Steed Draws the Curtains - Emma Wakes in Manchuria [13:03]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:20]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Small Game for Big Hunters [1:51]
3. Steed Hears the Drums - Emma Spells Kalayan [12:06]
4. Steed Fights a Native - Emma Picks a Sandwich [4:30]
5. Steed Walks the Wild - Emma Dozes Off [16:30]
6. Steed Rises Early - Emma Gets Restless [3:22]
7. Steed Screams - Emma Catches the Flies [10:15]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:37]
Side #6 -- '66, Vol. 2
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The Girl From Auntie [1:37]
3. Steed Delivers a Lobster - Emma Gets a New Face [9:43]
4. Steed Knit-Picks Around - Emma Remains Under Wraps [7:36]
5. Steed Receives a Blow - Emma Stays Low [3:14]
6. Steed Admires the Mona Lisa - Emma Eats Grapes [15:32]
7. A Ruined Masterpiece - Peel Meets Peel [11:28]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:47]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The 13th Hole [1:55]
3. Steed Snoops - Emma Watches the Course [10:35]
4. Steed Dodges the Ball - Emma Re-arranges Batons [4:52]
5. Steed Pulls the Lever - Emma Struggles in the Hole [6:28]
6. Peel Snaps a Picture - John Looks at Prints [4:58]
7. Steed Plays the Game - Emma Changes the Course [7:11]
8. Emma Crushes the Chair - Steed Blows the Screen [12:17]
9. Tag & Closing Credits [1:39]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Quick-Quick-Slow Death [1:45]
3. Steed Shoots Beer Cans - Emma Catches One [9:15]
4. Steed Loses His Balance - Emma's Feet Sing [8:46]
5. Steed Learns a Trade Secret - Emma Shuts the Locker [6:22]
6. Steed Brings a Sausage - Emma Offers Refreshments [10:21]
7. Steed's Got Two Left Feet - Emma Dances With Danger [12:29]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:36]
Side #7 -- '66, Vol. 3
1. The Age of Elegance [:44]
2. Opening - The Danger Makers [2:02]
3. Steed Rejoins the Colors - Emma Throws Her Hat Away [5:44]
4. Steed's up the Ladder - Emma's on the Couch [8:57]
5. Steed Makes a Cocktail - Emma Shows Her Bumps [7:06]
6. Steed Joins the Society - Emma Craves Excitement [8:22]
7. Steed Turns the Tables - Emma Walks the Plank [17:11]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:39]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - A Touch of Brimstone [1:51]
3. Steed Checks the Shiek - Emma Gets a Donation [9:51]
4. Steed Plays With Scissors - Emma Cuts Out a Hole [5:57]
5. Steed Mixes a Tonic - Emma Watches an Orgy [8:56]
6. Emma Introduces Steed - Steed Removes the Pea [9:23]
7. Steed Is Challenged - Emma Gets Whipped [13:14]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:34]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - What the Butler Saw [:58]
3. Steed Visits the Barber - Emma's Not Invited [4:30]
4. Steed Takes Cover - Emma Bites the Flower [9:48]
5. Steed Becomes a Butler - Emma Gets a New Boyfriend [13:25]
6. Steed Adjusts His Bowler - Emma Is Busy Elsewhere [6:07]
7. Steed Spills the Champagne - Emma's on the Floor [14:34]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:37]
Side #8 -- '66, Vol. 4
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - The House That Jack Built [2:49]
3. Steed Knocks on the Clock - Emma Fills in the Cup [6:22]
4. Emma Enters the House - Steed Hears Bad News [6:41]
5. Steed Races to the Rescue - Emma Runs in the Maze [11:07]
6. Steed Takes a Wrong Turn - Emma Visits an Exhibition [8:45]
7. Steed's on a Wild Trip - Emma Holds the Key to All [13:50]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:28]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - A Sense of History [2:49]
3. Steed Shoots an Arrow - Emma Furthers Her Education [6:22]
4. Steed Dons a Gown - Emma Opens a Locker [6:41]
5. Steed Puts Out a Fire - Emma Blows the Dust [11:07]
6. Steed Hears a Sound - Emma Haunts the Archives [8:45]
7. Emma Becomes a Hood - Steed Loses His Mustache [13:50]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:28]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - How to Succeed...at Murder [1:34]
3. Steed's out of the Picture - Emma Is Unseen [3:24]
4. Steed Strikes a Pose - Emma Adds a Stroke [9:15]
5. Steed Looks at the Paint - Emma Presses a Footpump [9:43]
6. Steed Hires a Secretary - Emma Exercises [13:21]
7. Steed Tickles His Way Out - Emma Whispers the Solution [12:12]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:36]
1. The Age of Elegance [:45]
2. Opening - Honey for the Prince [1:29]
3. Steed Catches a Thief - Emma Receives a Jar [5:17]
4. Steed Runs Out of Honey - Emma Visits B. Bumble [7:39]
5. Steed Becomes a Eunuch - Emma Smokes a Pipe [13:35]
6. Steed Looks for Coins - Emma Breaks the Money Box [8:06]
7. John Becomes a Genie - Peel's in a Harem [13:06]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [1:43]
Side #9 -- '67, Vol. 1
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - From Venus With Love [2:09]
3. Steed Picks a White Hot Trail - Emma Goes Down the Chimney [7:27]
4. Emma Sees the Light - Steed Checks His Eyes [14:22]
5. Steed Attends a Recording Session - Emma Plays the Tape [9:51]
6. Emma Goes to Venus - Steed Loses His Head [3:41]
7. Emma Gets Tied Up - Steed Blanches With Terror [10:21]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:02]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The Fear Merchants [1:26]
3. Steed Collects the Fallen - Emma Sees the Pattern [7:39]
4. Emma Finds a Feather - Steed Scares the Raven [14:45]
5. Steed Gets Into Business - Emma Becomes the Competition [10:15]
6. Steed Is Beside Himself - Emma Tells Lies [13:42]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:19]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - Escape in Time [2:14]
3. Steed Puts Both Feet in the Case - Emma Blows the Trail [12:09]
4. Steed Gets a New Face - Emma Sees Double [10:48]
5. Steed Seeks a Turkey - Emma Goes on a Blind Date [13:04]
6. Emma Is Tied to the Rack - Steed Goes off the Track [9:09]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:35]
Side #10 -- '67, Vol. 2
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The See-Through Man [1:36]
3. Steed Clears the Smoke - Emma Hears a Shot [13:41]
4. Steed Bugs the Lady - Emma Races Ahead [12:25]
5. Steed Checks the Roundabout - Emma Stirs Up [8:01]
6. Steed Blows the Door - Emma Pulls the Trigger [11:36]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:28]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The Bird Who Knew Too Much [2:03]
3. Steed Finds a Solid Fellow - Emma Hands Him the Hammer [11:18]
4. Steed Goes on a Date - Emma Meets the Bird [12:59]
5. Emma Gets a Little Tied Up - Steed Comes Around [8:07]
6. Emma Makes a Splash - Steed Dodges the Axe [13:09]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:09]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The Winged Avenger [4:20]
3. Emma Does Brushwork - Steed Adds a Stroke [:28]
4. Steed Looks for a Bird - Emma Finds One [9:44]
5. Emma Takes a Peep - Steed Gives a Helping Hand [12:01]
6. Steed Buys Comic Strips - Emma Reads the Sleeve [11:02]
7. Emma Gets Sketched - Steed Writes It Off [10:10]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:17]
Side #11 -- '67, Vol. 3
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The Living Dead [3:20]
3. Emma Stops at the Light - Steep Tips the Hat [:24]
4. Steed Is Hunted - Emma Cuts Through Smog [11:14]
5. Steed Speaks to Kermit - Emma Calls It Quits [7:11]
6. Emma's About-Face - Steed Follows Traces [14:16]
7. Steed Faces Death - Emma Shoots Straight [11:30]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:00]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The Hidden Tiger [2:14]
3. Steed Peels It - Emma Reads It [:34]
4. Steed Frees the Dog - Emma on Safari [10:54]
5. Steed Bubbles With Purrs - Emma Listens [8:32]
6. Steed Gets a Kitty - Emma Cries for Dear John [13:27]
7. Steed Galore - Emma Switches It Off [11:52]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:08]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The Correct Way to Kill [1:55]
3. Steed Stands Back - Emma Makes Headlines [:17]
4. Steed's Best Enemies - Emma Saves the Day [9:09]
5. Steed Gets Snobbish - Emma Takes the Wheel [16:35]
6. Emma Gets Nosy - Steed Cuts Off Ties [10:22]
7. Steed Raises His Arm - Emma Takes Advantage [9:09]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:29]
Side #12 -- '67, Vol. 4
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - Never, Never Say Die [2:19]
3. Emma Goes Cyber - Steed Breaks the Airwaves [:25]
4. Steed Wants a Dead Body - Emma Looks for Blood [9:32]
5. Steed Brings a Shotgun - Emma Keeps Looking [10:17]
6. Emma Turns In - Steed Finds Two Stones [12:56]
7. Emma Goes to Jail - Steed Gets Stamped [12:12]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:16]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - Epic [2:17]
3. Steed Rings the Bell - Emma Is Needed Elsewhere [7:55]
4. Emma Plays the Role - Steed Holds the Ranch [16:20]
5. Steed Replays the Tape - Emma Roars Twice [11:22]
6. Steed Goes to the Last Page - Emma Makes a Break [9:36]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:25]
8. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
9. Opening Scene - The Superlative Seven [2:49]
10. Steed Shoots Plastic Ducks - Emma Quacks Up [:32]
11. Steed Dresses Fancy - Emma Gives a Wave [8:30]
12. Steed Shows His Strength - Emma Takes a Break [12:03]
13. Steed Draws the Sword - Emma Stays Away [9:06]
14. Emma Crashes the Party - Steed Blows Out Candles [14:37]
15. Tag & Closing Credits [2:04]
Side #13 -- '67, Vol. 5
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - A Funny Thing Happened... [2:17]
3. Steed Lays Down the Tracks - Emma Checks the Carriage [:16]
4. Steed Wins a Case - Emma Gains Five Pounds [7:51]
5. Emma Watches Her Weight - Steed Goes Hush-Hush [12:24]
6. Steed Commutes - Emma Collects Tickets [6:18]
7. Steed's Brolly Speaks - Emma Watches and Prays [5:28]
8. Emma Breaks the Plates - Steed Lets off Steam [13:00]
9. Tag & Closing Credits [2:30]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - Something Nasty in the Nursery [2:51]
3. Emma Comes Around - Steed Merry Go Rounds [:32]
4. Emma Smells Lavender - Steed Meets the Lord [14:01]
5. Steed Seeks a Nanny - Emma Stays Out of It [7:02]
6. Emma Takes Care of Babies - Steed Makes a Dreadful Daddy [13:54]
7. Emma Tastes Psychedelics - Steed Gets Naughty [8:41]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:51]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The Joker [1:43]
3. Steed Misses a Step - Emma Goes to World's End [11:03]
4. Emma Smells the Roses - Steed Stays Low [12:01]
5. Steed Picks Up a Card - Emma Breaks Into Pieces [13:38]
6. Emma Shoots a Dead Man - Steed Makes a Dance [9:31]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:07]
Side #14 -- '67, Vol. 6
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - Who's Who? [1:59]
3. Steed Reflects on the Situation - Emma Looks in the Mirrors [:17]
4. Emma Plants a Loving Kiss - Steed Almost Kicks Himself [13:13]
5. Steed Fades Daffodil - Emma Twists Away [10:13]
6. Steed Nuzzles His Partner - Emma Gets a Hold of Herself [16:16]
7. Emma Confesses a Secret - Steed Suspects Foul Play [5:31]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:19]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - Return of the Cybernauts [1:36]
3. Steed Casts His Mind Back - Emma Pursues Her Forehead [13:48]
4. Emma Is Under Scrutiny - Steed Gets Jealous [10:04]
5. Steed Pulls Some Strings - Emma Becomes a Puppet [15:23]
6. Emma Trespasses - Steed Watches Out [7:10]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:07]
8. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
9. Opening Scene - Death's Door [1:32]
10. Steed Goes Down the Hill - Emma Checks the Machinery [9:13]
11. Steed Takes the Elevator - Emma Becomes the Lift Boy [5:02]
12. Emma Spends the Night - Steed Stays in Touch [11:15]
13. Steed Relives a Nightmare - Emma Sees Daylight [10:28]
14. Emma Gets a Face Lift - Steed Rips the Plaster Off [10:14]
15. Tag & Closing Credits [10:14]
Side #15 -- '67, Vol. 7
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The £50,000 Breakfast [1:53]
3. Emma Fingers Rich Food - Steed Gets Into Diamonds [14:14]
4. Emma Ties the Knot - Steed Settles the Dowry [11:23]
5. Steed Lifts the Smoke Screen - Emma Loads the Trunk [9:57]
6. Steed Dabbles in Tycoonery - Emma in Chicanery [10:17]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:13]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - Dead Man's Treasure [3:06]
3. Steed Drinks Hi-Octance - Emma Honks the Horn [10:05]
4. Steed Goes Down a Short Cut - Emma Moves On [13:18]
5. Emma Forges Ahead - Steed Hammers It Down [12:51]
6. Steed Rallies Around - Emma Drives for Her Life [8:24]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:10]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - You Have Just Been Murdered [2:39]
3. Steed Smells the Money - Emma Offers Peanuts [9:47]
4. Steed Watches a Withdrawl - Emma Reaps the Benefits [12:07]
5. Steed Loses His Marbles - Emma Cracks the Ice [11:53]
6. Steed Chases a Million - Emma Runs Off With It [10:45]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:44]
Side #16 -- '67, Vol. 8
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - The Positive-Negative Man [1:38]
3. Emma Hears a Crackle - Steed Feels a Buzz [9:27]
4. Emma Grabs the Barrels - Steed Takes a Bath [14:03]
5. Steed Gets Kicked - Emma Falls for a Stranger [14:01]
6. Steed Makes the Sparks Fly - Emma Gets Switched On [8:42]
7. Tag & Closing Credits [2:06]
1. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
2. Opening Scene - Murdersville [2:16]
3. Steed Pours the Vintage - Emma Introduces an Old Friend [12:29]
4. Emma Sees Red - Steed Stays in the Green [10:49]
5. Emma Gets Cornered - Steed Holds the Field [7:39]
6. Emma Is Chastened - Steed Remains a Virgin [3:36]
7. Emma Marries Steed - Steed Becomes a Father [10:51]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:16]
2. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
3. Opening Scene - Mission Highly Improbable [2:09]
4. Steed Is Called Up - Emma Lays Off the Tracks [11:01]
5. Steed Joins the Army - Emma's Engaged Elsewhere [9:09]
6. Steed Walks the Plank - Emma Hides Under [11:53]
7. Steed Falls Into Enemy Hands - Emma Is Cut Down to Size [13:29]
8. Tag & Closing Credits [2:05]
2. Pop Goes the Cork [1:15]
3. Opening Scene - Forget-Me-Knot [1:40]
4. Steed Does an About-Face - Emma Is Puzzled [8:46]
5. Emma Takes Off the Gloves - Steed Goes to the Hospital [17:10]
6. Steed's a Wanted Man - Emma Bottles Up [8:16]
7. Steed Exposes the Traitor - Emma Covers the Enemy [9:50]
8. Emma Says Goodbye - Steed Almost Cries [3:03]
9. Closing Credits [1:10]

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Avengers: the Complete Emma Peel Mega-Set 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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b&n version Diana Rigg Returns as Emma Peel in ''Avengers'' Pack The immensely popular BBC series called ''The Avengers'' has long since achieved legendary status since it appeared back in January 1961. Since then there have been 161 episodes, which break into four major sections. We have the early episodes (1-26) with Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Ian Hendry as Dr. Keel. Then the ''Cathy Gail'' series (27-78) with Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale, the man-tossing, leather-covered intellectual who broke new ground for female characters on television. Even more popular was the black and white series (79-104) with Diana Rigg and Emma Peel (read ''M[en] appeal ''), which led not unexpectedly to the color series with Rigg (105-129). Then the final section with Linda Thorson as Tara King (129-- in which she co-starred with Rigg-161). As of this writing, the early episodes in the Gale series and all of the King series are not yet available. However, A&E has just released all of the Rigg entries, both the black and whites and the color, in a wonderful boxed set called ''The Avengers: the Complete Emma Peel Mega-Set.'' And Mega, I suppose, is as good as any adjective to describe the enjoyment value of the contents therein. We have here all the Rigg episodes, including the transition entry in which Tara takes over for Emma, on 16 DVDs, each holding 3 episodes with an occasional 4th as a ''bonus.'' Those who have never seen them before will want, of course, to watch them in order. Others will want to jump to their favorite episodes, which is pretty easy on DVD. You will notice that the black and whites were less studio-bound and the sets in general more realistic. With the first color episode, the series took a strong science fiction bent; and the sets, as the producers admitted, were more a view of England as the Americans would like to think it is. The most frequent repeat actor seems to be comedian Roy Kinnear, who also has the honor of being in the very last King episode in the role of Bagpipes Happychap. And then we have rotund Patrick Newell who was murdered in the very first Rigg entry, drugged in a color one, and wound up as Mother in the King series. But all in all, it is the interplay between Macnee and Rigg that really made this program work. Unlike Cathy Gale, who seemed actively to dislike Steed when she was not merely tolerating him, Mrs. Peel had a genuine fondness for him and was not averse to stirring his tea (anticlockwise, as he preferred it). And as for the question of Peel and Steed being lovers, recall that they are fictional characters and have no life off the screen. The dialogue was light hearted, and you seldom if ever saw blood after a mere trickle in their third episode. You also never saw a policeman, an element that for some reason the producers thought would be a jarring note. (You figure out why; I cannot.) The best episodes? There is no question that ''The House That Jack Built'' leads the pack. This is the one in which Emma finds herself in a house designed to drive her mad and Steed appears only at the start and end. The worst? Possibly ''Dry Rot.'' The silliest? That has to be ''Epic.'' The most serious? ''Murdersville.'' So what if the package costs a small fortune? You could purchase them separately, of course; but think of what you would be missing.