You know you're listening to a Springbok Radio programme by the distinctive voices of the announcers that can be heard at the top and tail of each episode...

"Now... from the Makers of Cold Water Omo..."

There are three versions of this pre-recorded announcement heard in the surviving episodes. The first two were spoken by Denis Smith, while the other was recorded by Malcolm Gooding. You can play these introductions by clicking on the bowlers and then see how each variant was used in the serials.


Now... from the Makers of Cold Water Omo
(Denis Smith - A)


Now... from the Makers of Cold Water Omo
(Denis Smith - B)


Now... from the Makers of Cold Water Omo
(Malcolm Gooding)

Announcement: "Now... from the Makers of Cold Water Omo..."

Serial

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7
The Fantasy Game
The Quick Quick Slow Death  
Love All  
Get-A-Way!  
A Deadly Gift  
The Super Secret Cypher Snatch  
Dial a Deadly Number  
Not to be Sneezed At
Who Shot Poor George / XR40
A Grave Charge  
All Done by Mirrors
The Morning After  
The Joker  
Straight from the Shoulder  
Stop Me If You've Heard This  
From Venus with Love  
A Case of Interrogation
Too Many Olés  
Train of Events  
Escape in Time (Remake) ? ? ? ?
 
 

"The Avengers..."

This is the title of the series, spoken over the theme music. In all instances, this was the voice of Tony Jay, the original adaptor of scripts and director of the programmes.


The Avengers
(Tony Jay)

Announcement: "The Avengers..."

All episodes of all serials
 
 

"John Steed and Emma Peel – The Avengers..." and
"Listen every evening, Monday to Friday, to John Steed and Emma Peel – The Avengers... Brought to you by the makers of Cold Water Omo..."

These daily announcements were spoken over the theme music, either by Denis Smith or Malcolm Gooding, with the first at the start of the programme and the second at the end. Both these announcements were delivered by the same announcer, except in the case of Escape in Time, which is dealt with separately in the table.


John Steed and Emma Peel -
The Avengers
(Denis Smith)

John Steed and Emma Peel -
The Avengers
(Malcolm Gooding)


Listen every evening...
(Denis Smith)


Listen every evening...
(Malcolm Gooding)

Announcements: "John Steed and Emma Peel – The Avengers..." and
"Listen every evening, Monday to Friday, to John Steed and Emma Peel – The Avengers... Brought to you by the makers of Cold Water Omo..."

Serial

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7
The Fantasy Game
The Quick Quick Slow Death  
Love All  
Get-A-Way!  
A Deadly Gift  
The Super Secret Cypher Snatch  
Dial a Deadly Number  
Not to be Sneezed At
Who Shot Poor George / XR40
A Grave Charge  
All Done by Mirrors
The Morning After  
The Joker  
Straight from the Shoulder  
Stop Me If You've Heard This  
From Venus with Love  
A Case of Interrogation
Too Many Olés  
Train of Events  

Announcement: "John Steed and Emma Peel – The Avengers..."

Serial

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7
Escape in Time (Remake) ? ? ? ?

Announcement: "Listen every evening, Monday to Friday, to John Steed and Emma Peel – The Avengers... Brought to you by the makers of Cold Water Omo..."

Serial

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7
Escape in Time (Remake) ? ? ? ?
 
 

"The Avengers - Donald Monat as John Steed and Diane Appleby as Emma Peel - is adapted and directed by Denis Folbigge and produced by David Gooden..."


Weekly Credits
(Denis Smith)


Weekly Credits
(Malcolm Gooding)

This announcement was usually heard just once a week, ordinarily at the end of the Friday night transmission. This announcement, which would of course have credited Tony Jay rather than Denis Folbigge in this instance, did not feature on The Fantasy Game, the only surviving serial from Jay's time on the series. Instead, an announcement for a different series was heard on the fourth (*) of the seven episodes. The table below notes which announcer was heard in the story and the episode in which the announcement appeared.

 
 

Weekly Announcement: "The Avengers - Donald Monat as John Steed and Diane Appleby as Emma Peel - is adapted and directed by Denis Folbigge and produced by David Gooden..."

Serial

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7
The Fantasy Game --- --- --- (*) --- --- ---
The Quick Quick Slow Death --- --- --- ---  
Love All --- --- --- --- ---  
Get-A-Way! --- --- --- --- ---  
A Deadly Gift --- --- --- --- ---  
The Super Secret Cypher Snatch --- --- --- --- ---  
Dial a Deadly Number --- --- --- ---  
Not to be Sneezed At --- --- --- --- --- ---
Who Shot Poor George / XR40 --- --- --- --- ---
A Grave Charge --- --- --- --- ---  
All Done by Mirrors --- --- --- --- --- ---
The Morning After --- --- --- ---  
The Joker --- --- --- --- ---  
Straight from the Shoulder --- --- --- --- ---  
Stop Me If You've Heard This --- --- --- --- ---  
From Venus with Love --- --- --- --- ---  
A Case of Interrogation --- --- --- ---
Too Many Olés --- --- --- --- ---  
Train of Events --- --- --- --- ---  
Escape in Time (Remake) --- --- --- ? ? ? ?
 
 

Compiled and written by Ron Geddes with Alan Hayes

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