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30 June

20:38 The "TV Premieres in New Zealand" page is updated: added episodes of the sixth Avengers series, transmitted on 9 July 1969.
29 June
17:54 A note "Family Flies to Film" about Honor Blackman by the Australian newspaper "The Sidney Morning Herald" (3 September 1971) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
16:43 A note "Ian Hendry, Janet Munro Divorced" by the Scottish newspaper "Evening Times" (10 December 1971) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
15:57 A note "Laugh-in Actor's Marriage Annulled" about Joanna Lumley by the Scottish newspaper "Evening Times" (11 February 1971) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
27 June
16:00 The production period for the New Avengers episode "Dead Men Are Dangerous" has been calculated. If it was previously claimed that the episode was filmed in March 1977, now, thanks to J. Ferguson, who published a draft script for the episode and some notes on his website, there is evidence that the filming took place between April and May 1977. The episode page has been updated with new paragraphs, "Filming" and "Production", and a link to the draft script is provided.
14:03 Added new paragraphs, "Production" and "Dialogue Sheets", to the episode pages of the 5th Avengers series.
Yesterday in Chichester (UK) ended the grand event
dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the TV series The Avengers.
Photos from the event on the English blog.
19 June
16:37 The "TV premieres in Argentina" page is updated. Using the "Google Books" service, the page has been updated with broadcast dates for several episodes of the 4th, 5th and 6th Avengers series.
15 June
23:41 An article "Patrick Macnee Just Can't Shake That John Steed Image" by the Canadian newspaper "The Calgary Herald" (2 September 1972) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
14 June
23:41 A note "Actress Blackman Home to Recuperate" by the US newspaper "The Pittsburgh Press" (18 July 1972) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
21:52 An article about Honor Blackman by the Australian newspaper "The Age" (28 February 1972) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
20:57 An article about Honor Blackman by the Australian newspaper "The Sun-Herald" (30 January 1972) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
19:25 An article "Ex-avengers Girl Named in Divorce" about Linda Thorson by the Scottish newspaper "Evening Times" (22 December 1972) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
18:12 An article "Diana Rigg: Larger Than Life" by the US newspaper "The Pittsburgh Press" (2 October 1972) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
00:46 An article "TV Actor Moves to Stage, Finds Admirers in Audience" about Patrick Macnee by the US newspaper "The Blade" (29 July 1972) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
13 June
20:01 An article "Ibiza Cooking Sensation for Stunning Diana" by the US newspaper "The Victoria Advocate"
(29 November 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.

11 June
12:45 Published a new page, "TV premieres in Brazil". The page lists broadcast dates for several episodes of the fourth Avengers series.
9 June
19:17 An article "Diana Rigg Ponders: To be or Not to be Jewish" by the US newspaper "The Fort Scott Tribune" (26 December 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
7 June
21:14 An article about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "The Blade" (30 November 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
20:07 An article about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "The Blade" (12 October 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
18:27 An article "Macnee, Diana Doing OK Apart" by the US newspaper "The Miami News" (6 October 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.




6 June
21:10 An article "Diana Rigg Show Could Have Been a Western" by the US newspaper "Observer-Reporter" (28 September 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
5 June
21:10 An article "Diana Rigg's Up for Her New Series" by the US newspaper "The Miami News" (1 September 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
16:22 An article "'Emma Peel' with Laugh Lines?" by the US newspaper "The Victoria Advocate" (26 August 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
Donald Hewlett, who played Captain Waversham in the episode "The Thirteenth Hole" (1965) of the TV series "The Avengers" and Torrance in the episode "Faces" (1976) of the TV series "The New Avengers", died yesterday, at the age of 88.
3 June
23:15 A note "Diana Rigg Weds Artist" by the US newspaper "The Dispatch" (9 July 1973) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
22:05 A note "Diana Rigg Weds Artist" by the US newspaper "Merced Sun-Star" (9 July 1973) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
20:57 An article "Thriller Series Heroine Flourishes in New Roles" about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "The Victoria Advocate" (23 April 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
16:14 A note about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "The Press-Courier" (21 January 1973) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.

1 June
20:23 An article about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "The Southeast Missourian" (19 January 1973) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
31 May
22:11 An article "Diana Rigg Finds Alec Quite Smart" by the US newspaper "The Pittsburgh Press" (22 December 1974) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
21:07 A note "She Gave It a Year, It Lasted 11 Months" about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" (25 July 1974) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
20:15 A note "Separation" about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "The Telegraph-Herald" (24 June 1974) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
18:41 A note "Protest" about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "The Portsmouth Times" (11 June 1974) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.





30 May
22:38 An article about Honor Blackman by the US newspaper "The Journal" (26 April 1975) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
21:18 An article "British Star Raps Public Vacuous Image of Actors" about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "The Robesonian" (20 April 1975) is published. Previously, the article was published on the DianaRigg.net website, but under a different title.
15:43 An article "New Role for Diana Rigg" by the US newspaper "Ocala Star-Banner" (21 February 1975) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
13:28 An article about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" (18 February 1975) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
09:40 Yesterday, one of the Steedumbrella fan group founders, Aleksei Sidorov, announced that in June he would finish his fanfic "The Mystery of the Old House", and at the same time would begin work on a fanfic "Urtsev". Read more information HERE...

28 May
22:43 An article "Private, Practical Miss Rigg" by the US newspaper "The Victoria Advocate" (16 February 1975) is published. Previously, the article was published on the DianaRigg.net website, but was presented in a later edition. The article by the newspaper "The Victoria Advocate" contains one paragraph deleted from the later revision.
The editorial work of the episodes of the fifth Avengers series is completed.

Screenwriter Martin Woodhouse, who wrote six scripts for the episodes with Cathy Gale,
as well as one script with Emma Peel, passed away last weekend, at the age of 78.
19 May
12:13 The "TV Channel Petersburg - Channel Five" paragraph of the "TV broadcasting" page is updated. Now information about the Avengers run in 1994-1995 on the Russian TV channel "Petersburg - Channel Five" is presented in the form of a table and expanded.
Also, the "Death's Door" episode page (5th Avengers series) is updated with new information.


16 May
12:13 A note about Joanna Lumley by the Scottish newspaper "Glasgow Herald" (16 August 1977) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
2 May
22:43 An article "Diana Rigg" by the US newspaper "The Day" (17 May 1975) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
20:21 An article "Diana Rigg in Drama" by the US newspaper "Toledo Blade" (23 February 1975) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
30 April
12:19 The first 16 episode pages of the 5th Avengers series are now redesigned.
25 April
16:26 A new review by Olga Svecharnik for the episode "The Joker", which reveals the theme of the episode's atypicality and its psychology of fear, has been published.
11:44 The "Facts from Denis Kirsanov" paragraph of the "Epic" episode page of the 5th series (1967) is supplemented.
10:12 The "Interesting Facts" and "Facts from Denis Kirsanov" paragraphs of the "The Superlative Seven" episode page of the 5th series (1967) are supplemented.

23 April
01:12 The "Film Collection" page of the Steedumbrella fan group has been edited and supplemented.

22 April
23:44 The "Ian Hendry filmography" page has been edited and supplemented.
21:19 An article "Avengers Returning" by the Canadian newspaper "The Windsor Star" (9 December 1975) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
14:16 An article "Former Avengers Actress Favorite Target of Press" about Linda Thorson by the Canadian newspaper "Star-Phoenix" (27 March 1979) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
16 April
00:13 An article "Diana Rigg" by the US newspaper "Kentucky New Era" (20 March 1979) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
Trevor Bannister, who played Gordon in the episode "Something Nasty in the Nursery" (1967), died on 14 April, at the age of 76.
15 April
23:36 An article "Voluptuous Slave Turns Blushing Bride And Right Back Again" about Linda Thorson by the Canadian newspaper "Ottawa Citizen" (23 April 1979) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
19:53 An article "An Updated Saint Takes On Carson" by the US newspaper "Sarasota Herald-Tribune" (2 May 1979) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
14:19 An article "Now Purdey is Out of This World" by the Scottish newspaper "Evening Times" (10 February 1979) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
11:25 An article "An Avenger Switch" by the US newspaper "Lakeland Ledger" (27 May 1979) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
10:01 An article "Actress Laments Parting from Role as Purdey" by the Canadian newspaper "Star-Phoenix" (6 September 1979) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
13 April
18:31 An article "She'll Star In Spy Thriller" about Diana Rigg by the US newspaper "Sarasota Herald-Tribune" (17 August 1978) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
12:44 An article "'The Avengers' Returning To TV As Late Night Movie Attraction" by the US newspaper "The News and Courier" (10 August 1978) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
11:24 An article "Macnee Headlines Cast Of Deathtrap At Parker" by the US newspaper "Palm Beach Daily News" (20 April 1978) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
12 April
Angela Scoular, who played Myra in the episode "Super Secret Cypher Snatch"
(1968) of the 6th Avengers series, passed away yesterday, at the age of 65.
19:22 An article "Vuelve Patrick Macnee con Los Vengadores" by the Spanish newspaper "Diario de Lerida" (17 March 1976) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
15:32 Published a new page, "TV Premieres in New Zealand". Broadcast dates will be updated over time.



10 April
20:39 An article "Why Brian Picked Joanna as a Girl in a Thousand" by the Scottish newspaper "Glasgow Herald" (19 October 1976) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.

9 April
23:37 An article "De Wrekers in Financiele Problemen" by the Dutch newspaper "Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant" (6 January 1977) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
20:05 A note "Support Role" about Joanna Lumley by the Scottish newspaper "Glasgow Herald" (9 March 1976) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
12:48 An article "The Avengers: Steed to Return, But Mrs. Peel Stays behind" by the US newspaper "Florence Times, Tri Cities Daily" (30 June 1976) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
11:02 An article "A Thousand Girls Seek Role in Avengers" by the Scottish newspaper "Evening Times" (16 January 1976) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.


8 April
23:54 An article "Actress Rigg is Many Women" by the Canadian newspaper "The Montreal Gazette" (2 June 1977) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
10:03 An article "Avengers Filmed in Canada" by the Canadian newspaper "The Star-Phoenix" (21 April 1977) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
09:33 A note "Avengers Cut Short" by the Canadian newspaper "The Star-Phoenix" (21 October 1977) is published. Previously, the note was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
02:17 An article "Made-in-Canada Avengers" by the Canadian newspaper "The Montreal Gazette" (16 July 1977) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
01:27 Work has begun on a new section, "Foreign Press", which will feature scans of printed materials and their Russian-language translations. A subsection, 1977, is currently under construction and an article "Avengers in Toronto" by the Canadian newspaper "The Leader-Post" (16 August 1977) is published. Clicking on the English-language article will take you to the Google newspaper archives with the newspaper issue containing this material. Previously, this article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series. Note that the episode "Complex" began filming in August 1977, and not in July, as wrongly indicated on other web resources.


7 April
20:24 Published the "Internet" page which is a guide to websites dedicated to the series and its performers. The "Internet" and "Expert ratings" pages are added to the website menu.
4 April
16:13 Published the "Expert ratings" page, which presents the ratings of the episodes of the 4th, 5th and 6th Avengers series, as well as the series "The New Avengers", from well-known experts: the creators of their own websites and connoisseurs of the series. Olga Svecharnik's ratings for the fourth series will soon be included inside. The page also contains a link to summaries about the evaluators.
18 March
21:23 A review by Olga Svecharnik for the episode "The See-Through Man" (5th series) is published.
17:43 A Russian translation of the song "Mein Leibling, Mein Rose" in the "Lyrics of the composition" paragraph of
the "The Joker" episode page is published. Also, the information on the episode page was corrected and updated.
Michael Gough, who played Dr. Armstrong in the episode "The Cybernauts" (1965) and Nutski in the episode "The Correct Way to Kill" (1967), died yesterday, at the age of 94.
17 March
14:02 Work has begun on a page that is a guide to web resources dedicated to the series. Working material
12 March
21:12 Olga Svecharnik's ratings for all episodes of the 5th series (1967) have been published. Also, the "Interesting facts" and "Facts from Denis Kirsanov" paragraphs of the "The £50,000 Breakfast" episode page were updated.


9 March
23:19 Published a new episode page, "Emily" (The New Avengers, 1976-77). The work on publishing the New Avengers episodes is completed.
17:26 Published a new episode page, "Forward Base" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).


Main news:
Yesterday Toyterrier posted the several missing Avengers episodes on the pages of the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker Rutracker.org. I thank Toyterrier not only for the work done with the editing of the soundtracks for the five Avengers episodes, which until now were absent on the Internet, but also for the work with Russian-language subtitles that are present in places untranslated by Filmexport.
Do not forget to especially thank Olga Svecharnik, who provided the episodes to the Steedumbrella fan club archive.
Eyebeam...
5th series:
1. The Joker (full TV version: 49:18) (Filmexport studio version: 45:31)
2. The Superlative Seven (full TV version: 49:07) (Filmexport studio version: 45:18)
3. Epic (full TV version: 49:14) (Filmexport studio version: 45:17)
4. The £50,000 Breakfast (full TV version: 49:06) (Filmexport studio version: 46:40)
6th series:
Killer (unfortunately, there is no Russian audio track for the first minutes of the prologue)
Other news:
I have become aware of actual production dates for the Canadian New Avengers episodes. See the "Interesting Facts" paragraph.
Aleksei Arsentiev finally left work on the fanfic "Yellow Gas", which still makes up two chapters since last year.
In my immediate plans - publication of a page with ratings of episodes of the whole series from foreign experts. We will get acquainted with the opinion of webmasters of sites on the series from the USA, England, France and Italy.
8 March
23:59 Published a new episode page, "The Gladiators" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).

What's more, take a look:
New design of the Steedumbrella club pages: audio library, anecdotes and archive.

7 March
22:20 I am pleased to announce a new review from Olga Svecharnik. Read "From Venus with Love" (1967).
19:28 Published a new episode page, "Complex" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
01:33 Published new episode pages, "K is for Kill: part 1"and "part 2" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
5 March
21:59 Published a new episode page, "The Lion and the Unicorn" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
4 March
23:55 Published a new episode page, "Angels of Death" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
17:22 Published a new episode page, "Obsession" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
13:16 Published a new episode page, "Medium Rare" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
00:04 Published a new episode page, "Dead Men are Dangerous" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
3 March
17:52 Published a new episode page, "Trap" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
01:30 Published a new episode page, "Hostage" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
2 March
18:18 Published a new episode page, "Dirtier by the Dozen" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
27 February
13:44 Published broadcast dates of the New Avengers series on a new page, "TV Premieres in Columbia".
24 February
15:28 Broadcast dates of the second New Avengers series have been published and the broadcast dates for the 4th and 5th Avengers series have been updated on the "TV Premieres in Portugal" page.
21 February
22:43 Published a new episode page, "Gnaws" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
19 February
17:29 Published a new episode page, "Sleeper" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
00:48 Published a new episode page, "Three Handed Game" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
18 February
20:03 Published a new episode page, "The Tale of the Big Why" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
15:11 Published a new episode page, "Faces" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
10 February
22:11 Published a new episode page, "Target!" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
17:55 Published a new episode page, "Cat Amongst the Pigeons" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
14:15 Published a new episode page, "To Catch a Rat" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
9 February
22:30 Published a new episode page, "The Last of the Cybernauts...??" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
7 February
23:52 Added the "Motor transport" paragraph on all published 6th series episode pages. The paragraph contains: model name, registration number, country of manufacture and release date of the vehicles of the heroes and characters of the series.
3 February
23:02 A resume about Olga Svecharnik has been published on the "Who's Who" page.

moreover:
Today the notorious Toyterrier (Rutracker.org website) has begun
work on editing the episodes provided to the club by Olga Svecharnik.

Follow the events...
2 February
23:51 The "Facts from Denis Kirsanov" and "Russian voice-over translation" paragraphs of the episode "The Superlative Seven" are updated.
20:01 The "Facts from Denis Kirsanov" and "Russian voice-over translation" paragraphs of the episode "Epic" are updated.
18:11 The "Facts from Denis Kirsanov" and "Russian voice-over translation" paragraphs of the episode "The Joker" are updated.
15:14 Many thanks to Olga Svecharnik for her outstanding contribution to the Steedumbrella fan club collection. The fan club collection was supplemented with Russian-language episodes of the series "The Avengers", recorded from the TV channel TV6.
5 series: "The Joker", "The Superlative Seven", "Epic" and "The £50,000 Breakfast". 
6 series: "Killer".
In the coming weeks, these episodes will be at Rutracker.org

Wait for the website pages to be updated for the mentioned episodes.
1 February
21:15 Published a new episode page, "House of Cards" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
19:52 Broadcast dates of the 3rd series are published on the "TV Premieres in the FRG" page.
19:45 Broadcast dates of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series are published on the "TV premieres in Argentina" page.
26 January
02:55 Added a new paragraph, "Motor transport", on all published 5th series episode pages. The paragraph contains: model name, registration number, country of manufacture and release date of the vehicles of the heroes and characters of the series.
21 January
13:50 Added TV premiere dates of episodes of the 4th, 5th and 6th Avengers series in Belgium.
13:29 The "TV premieres in the Netherlands" page is updated. A premiere date of the episode "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station" of the 5th series and dates of all episodes of the 6th series have become known. Also, added Dutch episode titles to the 5th and 6th series. In the "Links" paragraph added an address of a website containing a press archive of the city Leiden.

20 January
02:16 A review by Olga Svecharnik for the episode "Epic" of the 5th series has been published. The page also added her rating of the episode and updated the "Interesting Facts" and "Obvious Errors" paragraphs.
17 January
02:55 Published a new episode page, "The Midas Touch" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
13 January
19:56 Published the comic strip by Aleksei Sidorov, "The Chastener", which has long been considered lost.
10 January
The long-awaited but short meeting of all four founders of the "Steedumbrella" fan group took place yesterday. The presentation and audio recording of the . Sidorov's poem "Saga about the Brave" was made, as well as a revision of S. Pronin archive, as a result of which A. Sidorov's comic "The Chastener", which was considered lost, and his fanfic "A Hidden Secret" were found. Photo report of the event.
In the near future, the comic "The Chastener" will be published on the website.
Moreover:
The long-awaited page about one of the fan group founders, Sergei Pronin, has been published.
8 January
Andrei Kupriyanov becomes a member of the Steedumbrella fan club.
6 January
18:17 Broadcast dates of all episodes of the series "The New Avengers" have been published on the "TV Premieres in the FRG" page.
Main news:
It became known that the long-awaited meeting of the "Steedumbrella" fan-group founders will take place on 8 January this year at the home studio of Sergei Pronin. The information was confirmed by Aleksei Sidorov, who will appear at the event in the old costume of his character Sherlock Holmes from the "Jokers" video series.

The event will include a presentation and audio recording of the A. Sidorov's poem "Saga about the Brave", which will be edited and soon presented to listeners on the Internet.

Expect more surprises.

Follow the events...
Steedumbrella
5 January
17:20 A review by Olga Svecharnik for the episode "The Fear Merchants" of the 5th series has been published. The page also added her rating of the episode and updated the "Addition" and "Obvious Errors" paragraphs.
4 January
19:40 Published a new episode page, "The Eagle's Nest" (The New Avengers, 1976-77).
3 January
20:30 A review by Olga Svecharnik for the episode "Escape in Time" of the 5th series has been published. The page also added her rating of the episode.
2 January
21:11 The new year has come and the time has come for interesting updates. Dear fans of the series can now read a first Russian-language review of the episode "The Joker" of the 5th series. The page also added an episode rating by Olga Svecharnik.
Olga Svecharnik, an expert on the series, plans to write reviews for many of her favourite episodes of the 4th and 5th Avengers series.
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