One of the fan group founders, Sergei Pronin, gave permission to publish a summary about him on the website.
15:44 The week is full of surprises. Today a man nicknamed NordLaender gave me the full Russian voice acting for the storyline of the episode "Take Me to Your Leader" of the sixth series.
Information: This episode of the series, posted on many BitTorrent trackers, had a missing fragment of the epilogue in Russian. Later, thanks to Toyterrier, Russian subtitles were made to the epilogue, which are noticeably different from the translation by Filmexport studio.
01:34 TV premiere dates of the 2nd-6th series and the New Avengers series in Canada have been published. In the course of work on the page, some TV broadcasting dates of episodes of the 6th series in the country were added. The page will be announced soon at the Avengers International Forum.
The episode "An Agent for the Plaintiff" of the series "The Name of the Game", in which Honor Blackman played one of the roles, received a new premiere date. It turned out that the episode transmitted earlier in Canada than in the US. See the Honor filmography. In the future, it is planned to revise the entire filmographies of the performers of the series, referring to Canadian TV listings.
The long-awaited meeting of the "Steedumbrella" fan group founders, which was planned for this autumn, but was postponed, will take place in December / January at the home studio of Sergei Pronin.
News from Steedumbrella:
The comic "Mr. Steed in a Hurry to Help", which was banned by its author for publication on the website, can now be presented in a somewhat abbreviated form in the section of Aleksei Sidorov's works. Upcoming publication and premiere date: 31 December 2010.
A. Sidorov plans to finish the fanfic "The Mystery of the Old House" and start a new one "A Finger of Death", based on his unrealized idea in 1996. The fanfic "Behind the Fog", which will be published on the website in the near future, brings the reader to a plot of the author's planned work.
News from the UK:
A grand event will take place in June 2011.
The First program event in the history of the series with the participation of such guests as:
Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson, maestro himself Brian Clemens, Roger Marshall, Julie Stevens, John Hough, Robert Fuest and many others...
Patrick Macneeprepared a special video message for this event.
15:44 An unexpected find!Looking through old Canadian newspapers, I came across an TV episode "Three to Get Married: Part 2"(1958) of the series "On Camera", in which Patrick Macnee appeared. Although the TV episode is listed on the Canadian databaseTVarchive, there is no cast list for it. Unfortunately, no other sources of information could be found. The episode was added to the actor's filmography page, which was modernized, as well as to the IMDb database, the administration of which, soon, will provide information about the full cast.
Currently, work is underway on new website pages TV premieres in Canada andTV premieres in the USA, the first of which is scheduled for publication next week. In the future, I will start publishing episodes of the series "The New Avengers", as well as the last fanfic "Behind the Fog" by Aleksei Sidorov.
15:44 TV premiere dates of the 2nd-6th series and the New Avengers series in Australia have been published.
23:05 TV premiere dates of the series The Avengers and The New Avengers in France have been published.
21:52 TV premiere dates of the 2nd-6th series and the New Avengers series in Italy have been published. In the course of work on the page, some inconsistencies were found between the broadcast dates of the episodes published on the American website The Avengers Forever and the dates printed in TV listings from Italian newspapers. Can say with confidence that this is the first correct list of the TV premiere dates of the episodes in Italy.
22:24 The TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series and TV premiere dates of the New Avengers series in the Netherlands have been published.
A page "TV premieres in the Netherlands", which for the FIRST TIME will present the actual broadcasting dates of episodes of the 4th-6th series in the country, is preparing for publication on the evening. It was found that foreign websites incorrectly indicate the TV premiere dates of some episodes, including a discovery that the first episode with Tara was transmitted in 1969. As usual, links to TV listings of Dutch newspapers will be provided.
00:16 Added material from the "TV Park" magazine (9-15January 1995) to the "Escape in Time" episode page. Unfortunately, the text information in the material refers to the series as a whole, and only the image is associated with the episode.
It remains to add that "TV Park" magazine sometimes makes mistakes in its material (as has already happened with the New Avengers series) and therefore it cannot be said with certainty that the episode “Escape in Time” was transmitted on the indicated date in this magazine.
15:57 Added material from the "TV Park" magazine (19-25December 1994) to the "The Winged Avenger" episode page.
23:15 Due to a limitation of uploadable files on the hosting HOLM.RU, the website was forced to move to a new place of residence. The new hosting of the website: www.wallst.ru (the service is much more convenient and functional than the previous one, necessary conditions are present and there is no obtrusive advertising). It is hoped that this hosting will become Steedumbrella's permanent home.
So, what's new? TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series in Japan have been published, as well as material from the "Seven Days" magazine (16-22September 1996) to the "Pandora"episode page.
16:44 Added material from the "Seven Days" magazine (2-8September 1996) to the "Fog" episode page.
21:52 TV premiere dates of the series The Avengers and The New Avengers in the FRG have been published.
14:35 TV premiere dates of the 5th series in Iceland have been published.
17:55 TV premiere dates of the 4th and 5th series in Austria have been published.
19:56 TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series in Argentina have been published.
17:15 TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series and the New Avengers series in Jamaica have been published.
18:02 TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series and the New Avengers series in Switzerland have been published, as well as the list of performers who voiced the heroes and characters of the series have been added. The page includes actor Dmitry Polonsky, who voiced some characters in the episode "Stay Tuned". The actor was identified by me today.
17:24 TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series in Portugal have been published.
02:49 TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series and the New Avengers series in Singapore have been published.
18:31 TV premiere dates of the 2nd-6th series and the New Avengers series in Malaysia have been published.
17:57 TV premiere dates of the 4th-5th series and the New Avengers series in Turkey have been published.
18:20 Aleksei Sidorovmade an important announcement. The fanfic "Behind the Fog", which he began writing in May last year, was completed today and will be given to me tomorrow.
22:46 Published a list of performers who voiced the heroes and characters of the series in Russian (includes a list of episodes that were voiced by them). All episodes on this page are provided with links. The page has been added to the website menu.
Plans of the event: new Avengers comics, a continuation of the fanfic "The Mystery of the Old House", as well as FOR THE FIRST TIME - a photo report of locations that inspired A. Sidorov to compose works about the Avengers. You will see the actual locations of his following fanfics: "Command Golden Duke", "The Mystery of the Old House", "The Diary by Sir Koreant", and the last unreleased work "Behind the Fog".
At the end of October my meeting with A. Sidorov and A. Arsentiev is planned at a birthday party of Sergei Pronin. Plans include: RESOLVING A QUESTION about the location of the CLUB ARCHIVE (MOVING THE ARCHIVE OF S. PRONIN'S STUDIO TO MY STUDIO), AND ALSO AN ATTEMPT TO GET PERMISSION FROM SERGEI TO PUBLICATION A RESUME ABOUT HIM ON THE WEBSITE.
P.S./ A last meeting of all four founders of the fan group took place in the Autumn of 2000.
21:52 Completed work on design updates and adjustments of the Gareth Hunt section.
20:58 TV premiere dates in France for the 6th series and in Canada for the New Avengers series have been published. The pages are also supplemented with information about TV premieres in other countries.
01:16 TV premiere dates in Jamaica for the 4th and 5th Avengers series have been published. The pages are also supplemented with information about TV premieres in other countries.
Since 1 June, I have slowed down my work on updating the website,
because I am busy filming in the feature "The Fence" by Leonid Mashinsky.
12:42 Steedumbrella website is one year old today. For this event, a new page Dates and Events has been prepared. Not without a surprise: I learned that the episode "The Winged Avenger" was first shown in Canada - the day before the UK premiere. NEWS IS COMING!!!
21:52 Added a table Runs in other countries for the TV series "The Avengers" and "The New Avengers".
The Photo Report from the presentation of the anthology "Collection of Prose", which includes
Today at 18:00 in the Khodynka Gallery there will be a presentation of an anthology "Collection of Prose", which includes the first Russian-language poem about the Avengers,"Saga about the Brave" by Aleksei Sidorov. Participants of the event: Aleksei Arsentiev, myself and the author. A photo session is planned.
Event address: Moscow, st. Irina Levchenko, 2 (a 5-minute walk from "Oktyabrskoe Pole" Metro Station). Phone for inquiries: (495) 648-6580. Beginning at 19:00, gathering guests from 18:00. Admission is free, you can bring your friends.
The section will be updated periodically. There are currently six old riddles presented.
00:35 On 14 September 2010, a 160-page book The Avengers: A Celebration: 50 Years of TV's Most Stylish Show is planned for release, in which, in addition to detailed information about the series (which is not yet known), there will be previously unpublished photographs of the main performers: photo shoots from the set, behind the scenes, events, interviews, etc. You can already order the book from the Amazon.co.uk online store.
On 5 July 2010, Optimum Releasing's DVD-set of the 4th Avengers series, consisting of 8 discs, is scheduled for release. Order
Additional materials contain:
Audio commentary by director Roy Baker and scriptwriter Brian Clemens for the episode "The Town of No Return".
Audio commentary by scriptwriter Robert Banks Stewart for the episode "The Master Minds".
Audio commentary by scriptwriter Roger Marshall for the episode "Dial A Deadly Number".
Audio commentary by director Gerry O'Hara for the episode "The Hour That Never Was".
Audio commentary by director Don Leaver for the episode "The House That Jack Built".
Exclusive audio interview with Elizabeth Shepherd - the first Emma Peel.
"The Avengers on a Chessboard" sequence.
Alternative end tag from the episode "Death At Bargain Prices".
Reconstructed John Stamp "The Avengers are Back!" trailer.
Аlternate Opening and Closing Credits of the series.
News clip from the set.
Colourised test footages of selected episodes.
Short episode "The Strange Case of the Missing Corpse".
and much more...
On 22 July 2010, a BFI Southbank program will have Brian Clemens' direct conversation with viewers about his work on The Avengers. On 28 July 2010, Brian will be interviewed on a BFI Southbank program about his creative career.
00:44 Published a new page Jokers (a 1997-2000 student video series by the fan group founders).
NEWS OF THE DAY!!! On 20 March, a group "The Avengers" was opened in the Vkontakte social network. Participants can now discuss their favourite TV series, performers and the world around it, upload photos, music and videos on this topic. You wanted to get acquainted with the "Steedovtsy" - go for it. The group is added to the website menu page. Thanks to "Steedovets" Proun.
13:31 Added material about the series and the upcoming run of the "New Avengers" series on TV6 from the "Seven Days" magazine from 1996. Thanks to Aleksei Arsentiev. The first chapter of Aleksei Arsentiev's fanfic "Yellow Gas" has been published.
Steedumbrella is back online.Hosting of the website:www.holm.ru
Over the past month, I have worked on the website, optimizing not only the navigation bar, but also the text layout. My main task was the detailed revision of each page to prepare for the new launch of the website on the net. I added new information to the performers and their characters pages and also rewrote Patrick Macnee's WW1 Years page. News is coming!!!
An email message from Alexey Arsentiev about his new fanfic:
So, first: "Yellow Gas" is a novelette in the genre of a detective action thriller, spiced with humour, in which Steed and Emma Peel will lie in wait for many dangers! They will try to kill Steed in the most incredible ways, most incredible transformations will occur with Mrs. Peel! The Avengers will have to go through a series of dangerous tests and in the end save the UK from serious danger!
Second: A first chapter is under construction - 50 percent complete!
Third: The novelette will consist of 20-30 chapters!