Written by Richard McGinlay, Alan Hayes and Alys Hayes


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How David Keel and John Steed became THE AVENGERS...
The lost stories of the classic television series retold.

Series 1 Declassified, Part 1 - The Narratives

In the mid-Sixties, The Avengers proved itself to be a cultural phenomenon. Despite its quintessential Englishness, it transcended international barriers, and established itself as British television's most successful export of the day.

Today, it remains hugely popular, perhaps because of the schizophrenic nature of the show as it developed; it was a series of many colours, with something for everyone. But the earliest episodes of the show have, since their 1961 broadcast, disappeared from view, the vast majority of the recordings lost forever.

The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes lifts the lid on that first year, and retells the stories in extended synopsis form, covering twenty-four episodes, in greater depth than ever before. The book also boasts a detailed introduction, which explores how these much sought after programmes came to be lost, and a detailed retelling of an alternative, untransmitted version of the episode Double Danger.



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228mm x 152mm - US Trade Size
296 pages - English language

Published 6th June 2013
Electronic edition published February 2014