THE AVENGERS: A CELEBRATION
50 Years of a Television Classic
Compiled with unprecedented
access to the show's official archive, The Avengers: A
Celebration is a glorious visual tribute to mark the 50th
anniversary of the show that defined 60s television [Titan Books,
Written by Marcus Hearn (Hammer
Glamour, The Hammer Story), with a foreword by the
legendary Patrick Macnee, this stunning, large-format hardback is
packed with newly discovered photographs and exclusive memories from
the cast and crew.
Fifty years ago, production began
on The Avengers, a TV series that has yet to be rivaled for
its wit, adventure and sheer style.
Urbane agent John Steed (Patrick
Macnee) fought diabolical masterminds with a succession of
impossibly cool female partners. These included Cathy Gale (played
by Honor Blackman), Tara King (Linda Thorson) and of course the
iconic Mrs Peel played by Diana Rigg.
The show quickly became a
worldwide sensation syndicated to 90 countries, including the US,
where it was a prime time hit!
"The Avengers is the purest and most
enjoyable form of escapism."
– The Guardian
"Impossible to take seriously, these
incredible secret agent stories
nevertheless make compulsive viewing."
– The Daily Express
"Sexier than Doctor Who, wittier
than The Prisoner. Classier than The Saint."
Marcus Hearn is the acclaimed
author of Titan's Hammer Glamour and The Hammer Story
(with Alan Barnes). His other books include authorised biographies
of filmmakers George Lucas and Gerry Anderson, and Eight Days a
Week, the story of The Beatles' final world tour.
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The Avengers: A Celebration
Written by Marcus Hearn, with a foreword by Patrick Macnee
Oct 2010 • 9781848566729 • Hardback • 290 x 253mm • 160p • £24.99
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