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31 December

Today Igor Soloviev has prepared a gift for all Avengers fans
- the first Russian-language video review about The Avengers.
The video is currently featured on two sites::

Group The Avengers in the social network VK
and
YouTube
Moreover, today the co-founder of the fan-group Steedumbrella, Aleksei Sidorov, said that since
4th January 2019 will continue to work on his unfinished fanfic "Finger of Fate".
Group Steedumbrella, Christine Stutz and Igor Soloviev
wishes all fans of the series a Happy New Year!!!
27 December
Dmitry Matveyev, who voiced John Steed in the TV transmission of the series The Avengers in Russia and
some other countries, died the day before yesterday, at the age of 65. Dmitry introduced us to an
unforgettable sophisticated and refined hero, a gentleman with a sharp mind and pleasant inner charisma. It is largely
thanks to Dmitry Matveyev that John Steed entered the hearts of Russian TV viewers. EVERLASTING MEMORY!
21 December
19:36 Episode page "Return of the Cybernauts" is updated.
13 December
17:43 The page "Musical theme of the series on CD: 2017" is published.
20 November
Big Finish announced yesterday that, in agreement with StudioCanal, will release three new audiobooks, based on comics - this time from the UK weekly TV Comic. Each new audiobook is planned to be released annually starting February 2019. The main roles will be played by the same actors who took part in the previous releases of the audio series by Big Finish. The page on our website.
The first audiobook "The Avengers: The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 03" will contain
four stories about the adventures of Steed and Tara. Details on the Big Finish website.
17 November
23:12 Episode page "Death's Door" is updated.
John Bluthal, who played Ivenko in the episode "Two's a Crowd" (1965) of the TV series
"The Avengers", passed away the day before yesterday, at the age of 89
6 November
20:50 Episode page "Who's Who???" is updated.
2 November
18:49 Art & Hue today presented a set of Avengers Christmas cards. There
are five cards in total, three of which are new. Details on the company's website
31 October
22:24 Episode page "The Joker" is updated.
Peter Brace, who took part in several episodes of the TV series
"The Avengers" and in one episode of the TV series "The New Avengers",
passed away the day before yesterday, at the age of 94.
25 October
23:04 Episode page "Something Nasty in the Nursery" is updated.
19 October
21:19 Episode page "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station" is updated.
17 October
Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Kinozal.tv" appeared an
episode "Borders" of the TV series "New Amsterdam" with the participation of
Linda Thorson. Translation: Double voice-over (non-professional). The Page
6 October
19:50 Episode page "The Superlative Seven" is updated.
20 September
The long-awaited release of the audiobook Too Many Targets took place today.
The edition is offered on the website Big Finish in two versions:
Buy on CD: $19.71       Download: $12.99
More details on the official website Big Finish: Read.
15 September
Dudley Sutton, who played Dexter in the episode "You'll Catch Your
Death" (1968) of "The Avengers", died today, at the age of 85
11 September
Fenella Fielding, who played Kim Lawrence in the episode "The Charmers"
(1964) of the TV series "The Avengers", passed away today, at the age of 90
9 September
20:54 The page "Danish postcards" is updated.
6 September
Liz Fraser, who played Georgie Price-Jones in the episode "The Girl From Auntie"
(1966) of the TV series "The Avengers", passed away today, at the age of 88
20:54 The page "Unstoppable Cards: different sets"
has been updated: added cards of the set "Yearset 2018".
5 September
19:47 The page "TV premieres in Cyprus" is published.
3 September
Jacqueline Pearce, who played Marianne in the episode "A Sense of History "
(1966) of the TV series "The Avengers", passed away today, at the age of 74.
The actress was married to actor Drewe Henley (1940 - 2016), who played the groom in the
episode "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station" (1967) of The Avengers.
31 August
Big Finish announced yesterday that the release of the audiobook "Too Many Targets" will be postponed until September this year.
26 August
Today the British company Unstoppable Cards has started selling card sets "Yearset 2018".
The contents of each box are slightly different, but the whole set consists of six promotional cards for the upcoming "The Complete The Avengers", two autographed cards from the series's performers and three cards from "The Women of The Avengers" (2014). Detailed information on the website Unstoppable Cards.
22 August
13:02 The page "Calendars issued in West Germany" has been updated.
21 August
19:35 Episode page"Epic" is updated.
14 August
22:10 The page "New German DVD Edition of Series 6" is published
13 August
19:15 The scans of the booklet "German DVD Edition of the 6th series" are published.
12 August
19:57 The page "New German DVD Edition of Series 4" is published
8 August
18:49 Updated the page "Mondadori: French DVDs".
5 August
16:59 The page "Musical theme of the series on vinyl: 2010s" is updated.
16:23 The page "Musical theme of the series on CD: 2018" is published.
20 July
Today Diana Rigg celebrates her birthday, and with it a round
date - she turned 80 years old!!! Our best wishes to Diana!
17 July
22:09 Scans of the menu and a flyer from the German DVD edition of the episode "Tunnel of Fear" (1961) are published.
13 July
From the day before yesterday on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Kinozal.tv"
began to appear episodes of the second season of the TV series "Free Rein", in some of
which participated Linda Thorson. Translation: Multi voice-over (non-professional). The Page
10 July
17:45 The page "Greeting Cards from Art & Hue" is published. These cards began to be produced on order from July 2 of this year. Read the details on the website Art & Hue.
16:41 The section "Merchandise" was partially reconstructed. Instead of the button "Stickers" (the page recently moved to the section "Cards"), there is a button "Boxes" (a section with three pages). The section "Merchandise: Miscellaneous" has been reduced due to the changes mentioned, as well as the creation of the pages "Stands" and "Magnets".
7 July
18:29 The page "Television broadcasting in Ukraine" is published.
14:56 The page "Television broadcasting in Uzbekistan" is published.
6 July
23:08 The page "Television broadcasting in Russia" is published.
20:50 The page "The Avengers in Russia" is updated.
3 July
19:20 The section "Cards" was reconstructed and extended.
25 June
16:54 The page "Posters" is updated.
22 June
17:49 The page "Sony Music: French Videotapes" is updated.
16 June
21:08 Episode page "Never, Never Say Die" is updated.
9 June
Eunice Gayson, who played Lucille Banks in the episode "Quick-Quick Slow Death"
(1966) of "The Avengers", passed away yesterday, at the age of 90. The actress
was first married to producer and screenwriter Leigh Vance (1922 - 1994), who wrote the
episode "All Done with Mirrors" (1968) of the TV series "The Avengers", and then to the actor
Brian Jackson (1931), who played in the episode "Toy Trap" (1961) of "The Avengers"
and in the episode "Cat Amongst the Pigeons" (1976) of the series "The New Avengers".
30 May
18:07 The page "An introduction to the Spanish kit 'The Avengers' for learning English" is published.
29 May
21:17 The page "Booklet of the Spanish kit 'The Avengers' for learning English" is published.
25 May
19:07 The page "Brochures and audio cassettes of the Spanish kit 'The Avengers' for learning English" is published.
20 May
Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Rutracker.org" appeared the film "Something Big" with the participation of Honor Blackman. Translation: Multi voice-over (non-professional). The Page

15 May
Yesterday on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Rutracker.org" appeared an episode
"And the Wall Came Tumbling Down" of the TV series "Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense"
with the participation of Gareth Hunt. Translation: Voice-over (non-professional). The Page
5 May
Last week, a book by Michael Scott Phillips (webmaster of the now closed website The Quite Quite Fantastic Avengers) about the series was released. The book includes both the contents of the mentioned website and other information (production notes, personal research of the author of the book, short biographies of guest actors, a detailed look at the recently found episode "Tunnel of Fear", etc.).
428 pages
The book is currently only available from the online platform Lulu.com
(there is a preview of the contents of the book)
Hardcover  ($39.95)     Paperback  ($26.96)
1 May
Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Rutracker.org" appeared the film "I, Anna" with the participation of Honor Blackman. Translation: Double voice-over (TV). The Page
30 April
13:17 The page "Musical theme of the series on CD: 2016" is published.
20 April
Alan Hayes announced today that his UK website "The Avengers Declassified" will no longer be updated.

Alan has been in a different field for several years, his participation in the release of the episode "Tunnel of Fear" was his parting contribution to the fandom of the series.
19 April
The general release of the German DVD edition with the recently found episode "Tunnel of Fear" (1961) took place today.
17 April
19:01 The page "French DVD Box of 6 Series (2015)" is published.
16:28 The page "British DVD Edition: Tunnel of Fear" is updated.
15 April
22:18 The page "French DVD Box of 5 Series (2015)" is published.
11 April
19:28 Episode page "The Correct Way to Kill" is updated.
9 April
The general release of the British DVD edition with the recently found episode "Tunnel of Fear" (1961) took place today.
5 April
20:13 The page "Portuguese Comics" is updated.
10 March
13:04 The page "Australian DVDs from Madman Entertainment" is published.
7 March
22:12 The section "Australian DVDs" has been created.
18:48 The page "Fanzine: You Have Just Been Murdered" is updated.
15:58 The page "French videotapes by EMI" is updated.
12:38 The page "Cards: miscellaneous" is updated.
10:54 The page "Pirate videotapes by Viking Video Classics" is updated.
14 January
Recently it became known that Shane Black (known as the screenwriter for Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout and Last Action Hero - also played in the movie Predator with Schwarzenegger) and Fred Dekker (screenwriter and director) are working on the script for the new film about John Steed and Emma Peel, which is likely to be distributed again by Warner Bros. (in the past took over the project in the 1990s).
7 January
22:39 The page "French DVD Box of 4 Series (2015)" is published.
4 January
22:29 Episode page "The Hidden Tiger" is updated.
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