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THE NEW AVENGERS: Target! / Faces

CFV 08202

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Released: May 1989 Distributor: Channel 5 Home Video
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £9.99

Episodes – Series 1:

Faces
Target!
Brief: Despite being billed as Target! / Faces, it is actually Faces which appears first on the video cassette.

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: The Last of the Cybernauts...?? / Sleeper

CFV 08252

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Released: 1989 Distributor: Channel 5 Home Video
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £9.99

Episodes – Series 1:

The Last of the Cybernauts...??
Sleeper
Brief: While The Last of the Cybernauts...?? is unedited, Sleeper is missing 8 seconds compared with current DVD versions.

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: The Eagle's Nest / The Gladiators

CFV 08172

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Released: 11th June 1990 Distributor: Channel 5 Home Video
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £9.99

Episodes – Series 1:

The Eagle's Nest

Episodes – Series 2:

The Gladiators
Brief: Unlike subsequent editions from Video Gems and Pyramid, the print of The Gladiators presented on this cassette actually has its own end credit sequence. The later (pre-Contender) editions either omit it completely (Video Gems) or have it replaced with the sequence pertaining to Faces (Pyramid).

 

THE AVENGERS (Emma Peel Series)

LUM1001


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Released: Late August 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £19.99 (+ Rental)

Episodes – Series 5:

Murdersville
Never, Never Say Die
Brief: This was a release aimed at the home video rental market, exclusively available through the Titles chain of video stores. The company also offered the title for sale to its customers. Atypically for the Lumiere range, this rental release had a newly-photographed cover featuring 'body-doubles' for Steed and Mrs Peel. The model portraying Steed is particularly unconvincing!

 
THE AVENGERS: A RETROSPECTIVE (Documentary)

LUM2093


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Released: 20th September 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Programme:

The Avengers – A Retrospective

 

Content: Clips compilation of the filmed era of The Avengers, presented and narrated by Patrick Macnee.
Brief: This promotional release was initially available only in branches of Woolworths. The programme is billed as a documentary, though that is certainly stretching the definition of the term. Interesting to note that the programme is "based on The Avengers by Brian Clemens" – perpetuating a popular myth.

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 1 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2022

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Released: 25th October 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

The Town of No Return

Episodes – Series 5:

From Venus With Love
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 2 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2023

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Released: 25th October 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

The Cybernauts

Episodes – Series 5:

Return of the Cybernauts
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 3 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2024

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Released: 25th October 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

A Touch of Brimstone

Episodes – Series 5:

The Bird Who Knew Too Much
 

 

THE AVENGERS: The First Ever Episodes Collection (Attachι Case Set)

LUM2094

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Booklet:

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Released: 1st November 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 3 RRP: £34.99

Episodes – Series 1:

The Frighteners

Episodes – Series 2:

Warlock

Episodes – Series 3:

Brief for Murder

Episodes – Series 4:

The Murder Market

Episodes – Series 5:

The Fear Merchants

Episodes – Series 6:

The Forget-Me-Knot
Split!
Brief: This was a very collectible package aimed squarely at the Avengers connoisseur. It is notable as containing the first UK home video issue of episodes from the videotaped era of the series. The set contains three cassettes, one containing three episodes and two containing two each.

The set came with a full colour collectible booklet (download a PDF, left) which contained photographs and plot details for the episodes contained in the collection.

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 4 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2029

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Released: 29th November 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Death at Bargain Prices

Episodes – Series 5:

Escape in Time
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 5 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2030

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Released: 29th November 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Too Many Christmas Trees

Episodes – Series 5:

The Joker
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 6 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2031

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Released: 29th November 1993 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

The Gravediggers

Episodes – Series 5:

The Living Dead
 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Volume 1

R1686

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Released: 14th February 1994 Distributor: Video Gems
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 1:

The Eagle's Nest
The Last of the Cybernauts...??
Brief: Video Gems released four volumes of The New Avengers in 1994. The sleeves sport the 'T.V. Gems' logo, a sub-label of Video Gems.

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Volume 2

R1687

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Released: 14th February 1994 Distributor: Video Gems
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 1:

Sleeper
Target!
Brief: The prints of both episodes match the original Channel 5 versions.

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 7 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2052

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Released: 28th February 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

The Danger Makers

Episodes – Series 5:

The See-Through Man
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 8 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2053

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Released: 28th February 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Small Game for Big Hunters

Episodes – Series 5:

The Hidden Tiger
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 9 (Tara King Series)

LUM2054

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Released: 28th February 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Game
They Keep Killing Steed
 

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Volume 3

R1693

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Released: 14th March 1994 Distributor: Video Gems
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 2:

K is for Kill (feature-length version)
Brief: This Video Gems release brings together this 2-parter in a movie edit. It features no closing credits to Part 1 and no recap or opening titles from Part 2. Both episodes retain their individual on-screen titles: 'Part One: The Tiger Awakes' and 'Part Two: Tiger by the Tail'.

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Volume 4

R1697

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Released: 11th April 1994 Distributor: Video Gems
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 1:

Faces

Episodes – Series 2:

The Gladiators (see Brief)
Brief: The Gladiators (first on the cassette) had its end credits removed completely, the fade-out of the episode leading directly to the fade-up of Faces. Faces is substantially complete.

Video Gems scheduled two further The New Avengers cassettes – Volume 5 for 25th July 1994 and Volume 6 for 1st August 1994 – but these ultimately were not issued. The company became embroiled in financial difficulties and ceased trading in 1996.

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 10 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2067

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Released: 25th April 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Castle De'ath

Episodes – Series 5:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 11 (Tara King Series)

LUM2068

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Released: 25th April 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Noon Doomsday
Fog
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 12 (Tara King Series)

LUM2069

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Released: 25th April 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Episodes:
Super Secret Cypher Snatch
All Done With Mirrors
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 13 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2081

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Released: 27th June 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

The Master Minds

Episodes – Series 5:

The Winged Avenger
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 14 (Tara King Series)

LUM2082

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Released: 27th June 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Invasion of the Earthmen
The Curious Case of the Countless Clues
Extras: Nestled between the episodes, probably unintentionally, is a 1969 Avengers commercial break bumper.
Brief: These two episodes are billed on the cassette inlay as being on the tape in the order: The Curious Case of the Countless Clues and then Invasion of the Earthmen. The cassette actually features them in reverse order, and we have listed them in this way.

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 15 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2144

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Released: 5th September 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Dial a Deadly Number

Episodes – Series 5:

The Correct Way to Kill
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 16 (Tara King Series)

LUM2145

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Released: 5th September 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Get-A-Way!
Have Guns – Will Haggle
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 17 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2161

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Released: 7th November 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Room Without a View

Episodes – Series 5:

Epic
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 18 (Tara King Series)

LUM2162

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Released: 7th November 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Look – (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers...
My Wildest Dream
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Emma Peel – Six of the Best (Box Set)

LUM2166

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Released: 31st October 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 3 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 4:

Two's A Crowd
The House That Jack Built
The Hour That Never Was

Episodes – Series 5:

Never, Never Say Die
Murdersville
Mission... Highly Improbable
Brief: This package included three collectable photographic postcards of Diana Rigg as Emma Peel:

 
THE AVENGERS: Special Final Episodes Volume (HMV Exclusive)

LUM2178

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Released: 28th November 1994 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Honey for the Prince

Episodes – Series 6:

Bizarre
Brief: This video cassette was only ever sold through the HMV chain of high street stores in the United Kingdom.

THE AVENGERS: Volume 19 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2180

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Released: 30th January 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

A Surfeit of H2O

Episodes – Series 5:

The Superlative Seven
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 20 (Tara King Series)

LUM2181

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Released: 30th January 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40
You'll Catch Your Death
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 21 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2189

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Released: 24th April 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Man-Eater of Surrey Green

Episodes – Series 5:

Something Nasty in the Nursery
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 22 (Tara King Series)

LUM2190

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Released: 24th April 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

False Witness
Legacy of Death
 

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: The Eagle's Nest

PY2036

Released: 22nd May 1995 Distributor: Pyramid HE
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 1:

The Eagle's Nest
 

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: The Last of the Cybernauts...??
Released: 22nd May 1995 Distributor: Pyramid HE
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 1:

The Last of the Cybernauts...??
 

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Sleeper

PY2038

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Released: 22nd May 1995 Distributor: Pyramid HE / Tring
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 1:

Sleeper
 

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Target!

PY2039

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Released: 22nd May 1995 Distributor: Pyramid HE / Tring
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 1:

Target!
 

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Faces
Released: 22nd May 1995 Distributor: Pyramid HE / Tring
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 1:

Faces
 

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: The Gladiators

PY2040

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Released: 22nd May 1995 Distributor: Pyramid HE / Tring
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 2:

The Gladiators (see Brief)
Brief: As Pyramid's masters were inherited from Video Gems, and that company had cut the end credit sequence off the end of The Gladiators, Pyramid appear to have painted themselves into a corner with the single episode format of their releases. Rather than have the episode end without a credit sequence, they instead tagged the credit sequence from Faces on instead, even though the cast is completely different.

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: K is for Kill

PY2042

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Released: 22nd May 1995 Distributor: Pyramid HE
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 2:

K is for Kill (feature-length version)
Brief: The only Pyramid reissue to include more than a single episode, but it's the cut-together movie version of this two-parter, as previously released by Video Gems.

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 1 (Cathy Gale Series)

LUM2248

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Released: 26th June 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 2:

Death Dispatch
Propellant 23
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 2 (Cathy Gale Series)

LUM2249

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Released: 26th June 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 2:

Mr Teddy Bear
Bullseye
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 23 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2214

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Released: 25th September 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

The Girl from Auntie

Episodes – Series 5:

The Positive Negative Man
Brief: This volume featured a complete redesign of the video sleeve. This proved to be a unique experiment as the design reverted to the original one from Volume 24 onwards.

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 3 (Cathy Gale Series)

LUM2260

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Released: 25th September 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 2:

The Mauritius Penny
Death of a Great Dane
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Tara King- Six of the Best (Box Set)

LUM2302

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Released: 30th October 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 3 RRP: Unknown

Episodes – Series 6:

The Interrogators
Love All
Take Me to Your Leader
Thingumajig
Requiem
Pandora
Brief: This commemorative set included a set of six postcards, each depicting Linda Thorson as Tara King. In addition, each episode was preceded by a specially recorded introduction by Linda.

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 24 (Tara King Series)

LUM2215

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Released: 13th November 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

The Morning After
Stay Tuned
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 25 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2226

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Released: 13th November 1995 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

The Thirteenth Hole

Episodes – Series 5:

You Have Just Been Murdered
 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 26 (Tara King Series)

LUM2318

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Released: 29th January 1996 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Who Was That Man I Saw You With?
Homicide and Old Lace
 

 
THE AVENGERS: Volume 4 (Cathy Gale Series)

LUM2317

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Released: 29th January 1996 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 2:

Death on the Rocks
Traitor in Zebra
 

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Volume 1

LUM2251

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Released: 26th February 1996 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 1:

The Midas Touch
The House of Cards
 

 

THE NEW AVENGERS: Volume 2

LUM2252

Released: 26th February 1996 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 1:

To Catch A Rat
Cat Amongst the Pigeons
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 5 (Cathy Gale Series)

LUM2326

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Released: 25th March 1996 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 2:

The Big Thinker
Intercrime
 

 

THE AVENGERS: Volume 27 (Emma Peel Series)

LUM2327

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Released: 25th March 1996 Distributor: Lumiere Pictures
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £10.99

Episodes – Series 4:

Quick-Quick Slow Death

Episodes – Series 5:

Who's Who???
 

 

Lumiere Pictures bought out by UGC. No further UK Avengers or New Avengers releases until 1998. 

 
THE AVENGERS: Movie Commemoration Special (Box Set)

KLT888801
(containing
KLT20005, KLT20006,
KLT20007, KLT20008)

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Released: 10th August 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 4 RRP: Unknown
Limited Edition of 5,000  

 

Episodes – Series 2:

Immortal Clay
School for Traitors
The Golden Eggs

Episodes – Series 4:

The Town of No Return
What the Butler Saw
The Gravediggers

Episodes – Series 5:

The Fear Merchants
The See-Through Man
The Bird Who Knew Too Much

Episodes – Series 6:

Invasion of the Earthmen
Killer
All Done With Mirrors
Extras: Brief introductions on all episodes by Patrick Macnee
Brief: This set marked the debut of The Avengers on the Kult TV label (a subsidiary of Contender Entertainment Group). It contained no footage from the Warner Bros. movie, despite the title. Immortal Clay, School for Traitors, What the Butler Saw and Killer all received their UK home video premiere in this boxset.

 
THE AVENGERS: The M. Appeal Collection – Mission 1 of 6

KLT20001

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Released: 10th August 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 4:

Death's Door
Honey for the Prince

Episodes – Series 5:

Never, Never Say Die
Extras: Brief introductions to all episodes by Patrick Macnee
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The M. Appeal Collection – Mission 2 of 6

KLT20002

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Released: 10th August 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 4:

The Murder Market

Episodes – Series 5:

The £50,000 Breakfast
Mission... Highly Improbable
Extras: Brief introductions to all episodes by Patrick Macnee
 

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: Mission 1 of 4

KLT30001

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Released: 10th August 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 1:

The Eagle's Nest
The Midas Touch
The Tale of the Big Why
Extra: Brief introductions to each episode by Patrick Macnee.
Brief: The Tale of the Big Why makes its UK home video debut on this volume.

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: Mission 2 of 4

KLT30002

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Released: 10th August 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 1:

The Last of the Cybernauts...??
To Catch A Rat
Three Handed Game
Extra: Brief introductions to each episode by Patrick Macnee.
Brief: Three Handed Game makes its UK home video debut on this volume.

 
THE AVENGERS: The M. Appeal Collection – Mission 3 of 6

KLT20003

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Released: 14th September 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 4:

A Touch of Brimstone
The House That Jack Built

Episodes – Series 5:

Dead Man's Treasure
Extras: Brief introductions to all episodes by Patrick Macnee
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The M. Appeal Collection – Mission 4 of 6

KLT20004

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Released: 14th September 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 4:

Silent Dust

Episodes – Series 5:

Murdersville
The Joker
Extras: Brief introductions to all episodes by Patrick Macnee
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The M. Appeal Collection – Mission 5 of 6

KLT20009

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Released: 12th October 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 4:

A Sense of History

Episodes – Series 5:

Escape in Time
The Superlative Seven
Extras: Brief introductions to all episodes by Patrick Macnee
Brief: This cassette features a promotional advert for Granada Plus, a satellite and cable TV channel, which includes Avengers footage.

 
THE AVENGERS: The M. Appeal Collection – Mission 6 of 6

KLT20010

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Released: 12th October 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 4:

How to Succeed… at Murder

Episodes – Series 5:

Something Nasty in the Nursery

Episodes – Series 6:

The Forget-Me-Knot
Extras: Brief introductions to all episodes by Patrick Macnee
 

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: Mission 3 of 4

KLT30003

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Released: 12th October 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 1:

Cat Amongst the Pigeons
Target!
Gnaws
Extra: Brief introductions to each episode by Patrick Macnee.

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: Mission 4 of 4

KLT30004

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Released: 12th October 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 10,000  

Episodes – Series 1:

Faces
Sleeper
Dirtier by the Dozen
Extra: Brief introductions to each episode by Patrick Macnee.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collection (Box Set)

KLT888802
(containing
KLT20011, KLT20012,
KLT20013, KLT20014)

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Released: November 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 4 RRP: Unknown
Limited Edition of 7,500  

Episodes – Series 2:

Warlock
The Big Thinker
The White Dwarf

Episodes – Series 4:

The Master Minds 
The Cybernauts
Man-Eater of Surrey Green

Episodes – Series 5:

From Venus With Love
Who's Who???
Return of the Cybernauts

Episodes – Series 6:

Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?
Thingumajig

The Rotters
Extras: Brief introductions to all episodes by Patrick Macnee, recorded in July 1998.
Brief: The White Dwarf, Man-Eater of Surrey Green and The Rotters all received their UK home video premiere in this boxset.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Parallel Lines Collection – #1 of 6

KLT20015

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Released: 28th December 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

The Charmers

Episodes – Series 5:

The Correct Way to Kill

Episodes – Series 6:

Split!
Extras: Liner notes by Alistair McGown, plus free CD (limited to the first 1000 copies of the video) containing Laurie Johnson's Avengers theme, and The Shake, the composition on which it was based.
 

 
Brief: The Parallel Lines Collection presented episodes that were linked in some way. Volume One contained three Brian Clemens scripted episodes with similar themes.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Parallel Lines Collection – #2 of 6

KLT20016

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Released: 28th December 1998 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

Man With Two Shadows

Episodes – Series 4:

Two's A Crowd

Episodes – Series 6:

They Keep Killing Steed
Extras: Liner notes by Alistair McGown
Brief: The Parallel Lines Collection presented episodes that were linked in some way. Volume Two explored the recurring theme of doubles and Doppelgangers.

THE AVENGERS: The Parallel Lines Collection – #3 of 6

KLT20017

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Released: 8th March 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

Don't Look Behind You

Episodes – Series 5:

Epic

Episodes – Series 6:

Pandora
Extras: Liner notes by Alistair McGown
Brief: The Parallel Lines Collection presented episodes that were linked in some way. Volume Three contained three episodes which featured damsels in distress in surreal situations.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Parallel Lines Collection – #4 of 6

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Released: 8th March 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

Second Sight

Episodes – Series 4:

Dial A Deadly Number

Episodes – Series 6:

Get-A-Way!
Extras: Liner notes by Alistair McGown; 1969 Commercial break 'bumper' included after Get-A-Way!
Brief: The Parallel Lines Collection presented episodes that were linked in some way. Volume Four contained three episodes which featured actor Peter Bowles, responsible for the portrayal of several of the series most memorable diabolical masterminds. Second Sight contains its commercial break caption cards.

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: Issue 2 – Volume 1

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Released: 8th March 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 1:

House of Cards

Episodes – Series 2:

Dead Men Are Dangerous
Angels of Death
Medium Rare
 

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: Issue 2 – Volume 2

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Released: 8th March 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 2:

The Lion and the Unicorn
Obsession
Trap
Hostage
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Parallel Lines Collection – #5 of 6

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Released: 7th June 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

Dressed to Kill

Episodes – Series 4:

Death at Bargain Prices

Episodes – Series 6:

The Morning After
Extras: Liner notes by Alistair McGown
Brief: The Parallel Lines Collection presented episodes that were linked in some way. Volume Five contained three further Brian Clemens scripted episodes, this time featuring the common theme of nuclear weapons. Dressed to Kill contains its commercial break caption cards.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Parallel Lines Collection – #6 of 6

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Released: 7th June 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

The Undertakers

Episodes – Series 5:

The Living Dead

Episodes – Series 6:

Bizarre
Extras: Liner notes by Alistair McGown
Brief: The Parallel Lines Collection presented episodes that were linked in some way. Volume Six contained three episodes linked by the common themes of death and burial. The Undertakers contains its commercial break caption cards.

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: Issue 2 – Volume 3

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Released: 7th June 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 2:

K is for Kill – Part 1: The Tiger Awakes
K is for Kill – Part 2: Tiger by the Tail
Complex
 

 
THE NEW AVENGERS: Issue 2 – Volume 4

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Released: 7th June 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 2:

Forward Base
The Gladiators
Emily
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Celebrity Guest Collection – #1 of 6

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Released: 2nd August 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

Mandrake

Episodes – Series 5:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station

Episodes – Series 6:

Look – (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers...
Celebrity Guests: John Le Mesurier, John Laurie, John Cleese
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown

 
THE AVENGERS: The Celebrity Guest Collection – #2 of 6

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Released: 2nd August 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

Esprit de Corps

Episodes – Series 4:

Castle De'ath

Episodes – Series 6:

Legacy of Death
Celebrity Guests: John Thaw, Gordon Jackson, Stratford Johns
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown

 
THE AVENGERS: The Monochrome Collection (Box Set)

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Released: 23rd August 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 4 RRP: Unknown
Limited Edition of 7,500  

Episodes – Series 2:

The Decapod
Box of Tricks

A Chorus of Frogs

Mr Teddy Bear

Episodes – Series 3:

The Nutshell
Lobster Quadrille

Episodes – Series 4:

A Surfeit of H2O
Too Many Christmas Trees

Quick-Quick Slow Death
Extras: Avenging the Avengers documentary (bonus cassette) – for details see individual entry, June 2000; Liner Notes by Alistair McGown (no liner notes on Avenging the Avengers sleeve).
Brief: The Avenging the Avengers video cover credits the series' first producer, Leonard White as a contributor. However, the sequences that featured White were removed from the released version at his request.

 
THE AVENGERS (Warner Brothers Movie – Rental Edition)
 
Released: Unknown Distributor: Warner Home Video
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Content:

The Avengers (1998 Warner Bros. Movie)
 
 

 
THE AVENGERS (Warner Brothers Movie – Fullscreen Edition)

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Released: 30th August 1999 Distributor: Warner Home Video
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Content:

The Avengers (1998 Warner Bros. Movie)
Brief: In common with many other fullscreen or 'pan and scan' VHS releases, the opening title sequence is presented in Widescreen. The soundtrack was encoded for Dolby Surround Stereo.

 
THE AVENGERS (Warner Brothers Movie – Widescreen Edition)

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Released: 30th August 1999 Distributor: Warner Home Video
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Content:

The Avengers (1998 Warner Bros. Movie)
 
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Celebrity Guest Collection – #3 of 6

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Released: 4th October 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

The Golden Fleece

Episodes – Series 5:

The Hidden Tiger

Episodes – Series 6:

You'll Catch Your Death
Celebrity Guests: Warren Mitchell, Ronnie Barker, Fulton Mackay
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown

 
THE AVENGERS: The Celebrity Guest Collection – #4 of 6

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Released: 4th October 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 2:

Traitor in Zebra

Episodes – Series 4:

The Hour That Never Was

Episodes – Series 6:

The Curious Case of the Countless Clues
Celebrity Guests: William Gaunt, Gerald Harper, Kenneth Cope
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown

 
THE AVENGERS: The Celebrity Guest Collection – #5 of 6

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Released: 27th December 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 3:

Death of a Batman

Episodes – Series 5:

The Positive Negative Man

Episodes – Series 6:

They Keep Killing Steed
Celebrity Guests: Andre Morell, Ray McAnally, Christopher Lee
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown

 
THE AVENGERS: The Celebrity Guest Collection – #6 of 6

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Released: 27th December 1999 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99
Limited Edition of 15,000  

Episodes – Series 2:

Killer Whale

Episodes – Series 4:

The Girl from Auntie

Episodes – Series 6:

Stay Tuned
Celebrity Guests: Patrick Magee, Bernard Cribbins, Kate O'Mara
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown

THE AVENGERS: Avenging The Avengers (Documentary)

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Released: 5th June 2000 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: Unknown

Content:

Avenging the Avengers – home video version of Channel 4 documentary, Without Walls: The Avengers, originally transmitted on 14.1.1992.
Extras: Extended interviews with Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman and Linda Thorson, presented after the main programme.
Brief: This version (and indeed all home video editions) is edited compared to the original broadcast (50 seconds shorter), with Leonard White's contributions being excised at his request. Linda Thorson's credit on the cover is misspelt 'Thorsen' – sadly a common occurance on the Kult TV range.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Evolution Collection – #1 of 4 – Pioneer Television (1961-63)

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Released: 24th July 2000 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99

Episodes – Series 1:

The Frighteners

Episodes – Series 2:

Dead on Course
Man in the Mirror
Death Dispatch
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown; free postcard of cover art.
Brief: All episodes include ad-break caption cards. Cover art by Pete Wallbank.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Evolution Collection – #2 of 4 – Bright Young Things (1963-64)

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Released: 24th July 2000 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99

Episodes – Series 3:

November Five
The Little Wonders
The Wringer
Build A Better Mousetrap
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown; free postcard of cover art.
Brief: Cover art by Pete Wallbank.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Evolution Collection – #3 of 4 – Avengers International (1965-67)

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Released: 4th September 2000 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99

Episodes – Series 4:

The Thirteenth Hole
The Danger Makers

Episodes – Series 5:

The Winged Avengers
You Have Just Been Murdered
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown; free postcard of cover art.
Brief: Cover art by Pete Wallbank.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Evolution Collection – #4 of 4 – Sock It To Me! (1967-1979)

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Released: 4th September 2000 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99

Episodes – Series 6:

Have Guns – Will Haggle
My Wildest Dream
Wish You Were Here
Take-Over
Extras: Liner Notes by Alistair McGown; free postcard of cover art.
Brief: Cover art by Pete Wallbank.

 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Kinky Boots Collection – #1 of 4 (Cathy Gale Series)

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Released: 19th February 2001 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99

Episodes – Series 2:

Propellant 23
Bullseye

Episodes – Series 3:

Concerto
Death A La Carte
Extras: Liner Notes by Gareth Humphreys, plus a bonus CD (limited to the first 1000 copies of the video) containing the Honor Blackman / Patrick Macnee single Kinky Boots / Let's Keep It Friendly.
 
 
 

 
THE AVENGERS: The Kinky Boots Collection – #2 of 4 (Cathy Gale Series)

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Released: 19th February 2001 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99

Episodes – Series 2:

The Mauritius Penny
Death of a Great Dane

Episodes – Series 3:

The Secrets Broker
The Gilded Cage
Extras: Liner Notes by Gareth Humphreys.

 
THE AVENGERS (Warner Brothers Movie – Reissue – Triple Pack)

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Released: 2nd April 2001 Distributor: Warner Home Video
Number of Cassettes: 3 RRP: Unknown

Content:

Three movie set:
The Avengers (1998 Warner Bros. Movie)
The Wild Wild West
Batman and Robin
 
 

 

THE AVENGERS: The Kinky Boots Collection – #3 of 4 (Cathy Gale Series)

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Released: 23rd April 2001 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99

Episodes – Series 2:

Death on the Rocks
Intercrime

Episodes – Series 3:

The Medicine Men
The White Elephant
Extras: Liner Notes by Gareth Humphreys.
Brief: These episodes were all edited to remove ad-break captions.

 
THE AVENGERS: The Kinky Boots Collection – #4 of 4 (Cathy Gale Series)

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Released: 23rd April 2001 Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Number of Cassettes: 1 RRP: £12.99

Episodes – Series 2:

Conspiracy of Silence
Six Hands Across a Table

Episodes – Series 3:

Brief for Murder
The Outside-In Man
Extras: Liner Notes by Gareth Humphreys.
Brief: This proved to be the last VHS collection released in the UK. Contender had planned further sets (see below) but abandoned them to concentrate on DVD.

THE AVENGERS: The Top Secret Collection – 6 Volumes
#1-2 – Scheduled: 2nd July 2001
#3-6 – Not Scheduled
No cassettes actually released.
Distributor: Kult TV/Contender
Intended RRP: £12.99/volume

Episodes:

Mission 1 – Swinging Defectors:
Girl on the Trapeze
Who Was That Man I Saw You With?
Homicide and Old Lace
Mission 2 – Deadly Deceptions:
The Sell-Out
Room Without a View
False Witness
Mission 3 – Outlandish Schemes:
The Grandeur That Was Rome
Love All
Fog
Mission 4 – Counter Espionage:
Mission to Montreal
Super Secret Cypher Snatch
Take Me To Your Leader
Mission 5 – Assassination Plots:
The Removal Men
Noon Doomsday
Requiem
Mission 6 – The Eternal Avenger:
Trojan Horse
Small Game for Big Hunters
Game
Brief: This set was initially planned as a 5-volume set but the discovery of Girl on the Trapeze caused a rethink and an extra volume was added. The print was not forthcoming in the end, but it was academic in any case, as Contender dropped the VHS range (yet another example of an incomplete release of The Avengers) to fully concentrate on their fledgling range of Avengers DVDs. The cassettes would have had liner-notes by Gareth Humphreys and the episode information above is as was planned. Thanks to Gareth for the information.

 Compiled by Alan Hayes and David Hamilton
with thanks to Jenna Appleseed, Eric De Bock, Trevor Dorman, Gareth Humphreys
Denis Kirsanov, Julian Knott, Dave Matthews, Jamie Murrie and Dave Rogers

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