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31 December

Steedumbrella wish everyone a Happy Upcoming New Year!!!
23:51 Published the long-awaited and currently last work "Behind the Fog" by Aleksei Sidorov about John Steed  +  his last year's humorous comic "Mr. Steed in a Hurry to Help".
Moreover:
One of the fan group founders, Sergei Pronin, gave permission to publish a summary about him on the website.
16 December


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.
Follow the development of events
Moreover:
The notice about the "TV Premieres in Canada" page on the Avengers International Forum has been delayed. The reason was a new source of information found on the Internet.
15 December


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.
Moreover:
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 Macnee prepared a special video message for this event.
Information in English.
And finally:
Do not forget that the first TV run of the second Avengers series are now going on in Germany.
Information abroad.
9 December


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 database TVarchive, 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 and TV 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.
5 December


15:44 TV premiere dates of the 2nd-6th series and the New Avengers series in Australia have been published.
1 December


The "Dates and events" page has been updated with interesting facts.
28 November
23:05 TV premiere dates of the series The Avengers and The New Avengers in France have been published.
27 November

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.
21 November

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.
ANNOUNCEMENT:
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 (9-15 January 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.
19 November
15:57 Added material from the "TV Park" magazine (19-25 December 1994) to the "The Winged Avenger" episode page.
18 November

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 (16-22 September 1996) to the "Pandora"episode page.
10 November

16:44 Added material from the "Seven Days" magazine (2-8 September 1996) to the "Fog" episode page.
8 November

21:52 TV premiere dates of the series The Avengers and The New Avengers in the FRG have been published.
5 November

14:35 TV premiere dates of the 5th series in Iceland have been published.
2 November

17:55 TV premiere dates of the 4th and 5th series in Austria have been published.
1 November
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.

31 October

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.


30 October

17:24 TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series in Portugal have been published.
26 October
02:49 TV premiere dates of the 4th-6th series and the New Avengers series in Singapore have been published.
25 October
18:31 TV premiere dates of the 2nd-6th series and the New Avengers series in Malaysia have been published.
24 October
17:57 TV premiere dates of the 4th-5th series and the New Avengers series in Turkey have been published.
23 October
18:20 Aleksei Sidorov made 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 October

12:09 Added a new section TV premieres in countries, in which there is already a link to a new page TV premieres in Spain. The section is added to the website menu.
19 October
23:59 TV premiere dates in Malaysia have been published on almost all episode pages of the 5th and 6th series, as well as TV premiere dates in Turkey on some episode pages of the 5th series.
18 October
23:59 TV premiere dates in Singapore have been published on the episode pages of the 5th and 6th series
17 October
The publication of the sixth series is now complete.

19:45 Published a new episode page "Requiem" (6th series, 1968-69).
17:05 Published a new episode page "Killer" (6th series, 1968-69).
13:45 Published a new episode page "Invasion of the Earthmen" (6th series, 1968-69).
10:55 Published a new episode page "Take-over" (6th series, 1968-69).
16 October
22:12 Published a new episode page "Thingumajig" (6th series, 1968-69).
13:38 Published a new episode page "The £50,000 Breakfast" (5th series, 1967).
15 October
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.
14 October

23:20 Published a new episode page "The Superlative Seven" (5th series, 1967).
20:33 Published a new episode page "Epic" (5th series, 1967).
17:17 Published a new episode page "The Joker" (5th series, 1967).
13:37 Published a new episode page "Dead Man's Treasure" (5th series, 1967).
00:23 Published a new episode page "Mission... Highly Improbable" (5th series, 1967).
13 October
00:48 Published a new episode page "The Interrogators" (6th series, 1968-69).
12 October
00:54 Published a new episode page "Homicide and Old Lace" (6th series, 1968-69).
11 October
17:30 Published a new episode page "Bizarre" (6th series, 1968-69).
10:41 Published the photo report of the creative meeting between A. Sidorov and D. Kirsanov in Bryn village.
01:28 Published a new episode page "Who Was That Man I Saw You With?" (6th series, 1968-69).
10 October
17:49 Published a new episode page "Stay Tuned" (6th series, 1968-69).
9 October
22:21 Published sayings and riddles-jokes about John Steed by A. Sidorov.
20:21 Published a new episode page "Take Me to Your Leader" (6th series, 1968-69).
The creative meeting was quite interesting, despite the fact that only the photo report was made for the fanfic
"The Mystery of the Old House" by Aleksei Sidorov (also, this story was continued), and in addition he wrote
proverbs and sayings about Steed. Aleksei told a lot about his settlement, where he penned most of his works, and
also walked the entire route of historical places with me. We returned to Moscow, as promised, on 1st October.

In the coming days, the photo report will be published.

Upcoming event: a meeting of the fan group founders after 10 years.
Date: mid-October.
28 September
14:00 The event "The creative meeting of Aleksei Sidorov and Denis Kirsanov" has begun.
13:54 An archive of documents of the Secret Service "ISB" in Linzia (December 1999) was published. Author: A. Sidorov.
12:14 A fragment of a second page of my written interview with A. Sidorov in a lesson at the polygraphic college in 1997 was published. The work mentioned by A. Sidorov in the interview has finally been identified. It was about his fanfic "A Dangerous Job".
10:54 A resume about Andrei Kupriyanov has been published on the "Who is Who" page.


28 September - 1 October 2010
Event: a creative meeting of the two founders of the Steedumbrella fan group, Aleksei Sidorov and Denis Kirsanov, in Duminichskaya Bryn.
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.
23 September
19:23 Completed work on design updates, hyperlink style, additions and adjustments to the Ian Hendry, Joanna Lumley, Linda Thorson, John Steed and Patrick Macnee sections.
21 September
18:31 Completed work on design updates, hyperlink style and adjustments to the Venus Smith, Tara King, Purdey, Mike Gambit and Julie Stevens sections.
13:03 Updated the "Interesting facts" paragraph on the page of A. Sidorov's poem "Saga about the Brave".
11:03 Due to frequent failures of the News page, the section was optimized. Also, added a new section News Archive 2010.


18 September
19:33 Published a new episode page "Fog" (6th series, 1968-69).
02:16 Published a new episode page "Pandora" (6th series, 1968-69).
17 September
23:12 Published a new episode page "Love All" (6th series, 1968-69).
18:07 Published a new episode page "The Morning After" (6th series, 1968-69).
13:47 Published a new episode page "The Rotters" (6th series, 1968-69).
16 September
23:56 Published a new episode page "Wish You Were Here" (6th series, 1968-69).
20:52 Published a new episode page "They Keep Killing Steed" (6th series, 1968-69).
14:20 Published a new episode page "Legacy of Death" (6th series, 1968-69).
01:07 Published a new episode page "Noon Doomsday" (6th series, 1968-69).
15 September
17:42 Published a new episode page "False Witness" (6th series, 1968-69).
14 September
23:59 Published a new episode page "Game" (6th series, 1968-69).
17:33 Published a new episode page "Super Secret Cypher Snatch" (6th series, 1968-69).
13 September
17:00 A new episode page "All Done with Mirrors" (6th series, 1968-69), has been published and TV premiere dates in Switzerland have been added to almost all episode pages of the 5th series.
12 September
01:48 Published a new episode page "You'll Catch Your Death" (6th series, 1968-69).
11 September
18:35 Published a new episode page "Whoever Shot Poor George oblique Stroke XR40?" (6th series, 1968-69).
10 September
23:58 TV premiere dates in Spain have been published on many episode pages of the 5th and 6th series.
03:15 Published a new episode page "My Wildest Dream" (6th series, 1968-69).
9 September
21:35 Published a new episode page "Look - (stop me if you've heard this one) But There Were These Two Fellers..." (6th series, 1968-69).
8 September
23:58 Completed work on design, additions and adjustments of the Honor Blackman section.
16:23 Completed work on additions to the Biography, Personal Life and Interesting Facts pages of the Gareth Hunt section.
7 September
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.
3 September
18:51 Published a new episode page "Have Guns - Will Haggle" (6th series, 1968-69).
1 September
02:42 Completed work on design updates, additions and adjustments of the Cathy Gale, Emma Peel, Diana Rigg, David Keel and The Avengers sections.
25 August
For the first time, Steedumbrella website became a source for an overseas link. Many thanks to Alan Hayes for publishing the link to the resource on his English website The Avengers Declassified.

19:56 Added Australian and Canadian TV premiere dates for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Avengers series.
01:25 The "Russian voice-over translation" paragraph has been added to all published episodes of the 5th series (1967).
23 August
20:27 The "First licence releases" paragraph and a new paragraph "Russian voice-over translation" has been added to all published episodes of the 6th series (1968-69).
03:43 A new paragraph "First licence releases" has been added to all published episodes of the 5th series (1967).


20 July
00:00 Published a new episode page "Get-A-Way!" (6th series, 1968-69).
14 July
16:08 Published a new episode page "Split!" (6th series, 1968-69).
13 July
21:35 Published a new episode page "The Curious Case of the Countless Clues" (6th series, 1968-69).
12 July
21:57 Published a new episode page "The Forget-Me-Knot" (6th series, 1968-69).
10 July
23:07 Updated the "TV premiere runs" paragraph of the 6th series section. 13 episodes of this series premiered in Canada.
8 July
21:45 The "Runs in other countries" paragraph has been added to the "The Positive Negative Man" episode page of the 5th series (1967).
20:40 Added the "Runs in other countries" paragraph and updated the "Interesting facts" paragraph to the "The Correct Way to Kill", "Never, Never Say Die", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station", "Something Nasty in the Nursery", "Who's Who???", "Death's Door", "Return of the Cybernauts", "You Have Just Been Murdered" and "Murdersville" episode pages of the 5th series (1967 г.).
7 July
23:24 Added a new paragraph "Runs in other countries" and updated the "Interesting facts" paragraph to the "The Fear Merchants", "Escape in Time", "The Bird Who Knew Too Much", "From Venus With Love", "The See-Through Man", "The Winged Avenger" and "The Hidden Tiger" episode pages of the 5th series (1967 г.).
6 July
12:26 Updated the TV broadcasting page. In addition to updating the "Petersburg - Channel Five TV Channel" paragraph with new facts, I also added a new paragraph "Interesting facts".
30 June

20:32 Published a new episode page "The Positive Negative Man" (5th series, 1967).
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.
24 June

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!!!
19 June

21:52 Added a table Runs in other countries for the TV series "The Avengers" and "The New Avengers".

31 May

The Photo Report from the presentation of the anthology "Collection of Prose", which includes
the FIRST RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE POEM ABOUT THE AVENGERS "Saga about the Brave" by Aleksei Sidorov.
25 May

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.
Detailed information: http://www.proza.ru/salon/galery/
17 May

13:03 The first fanfic "The Rain" by Aleksei Arsentiev about John Steed has been published. Now all the works of the author related to the series are presented on the website.
10 May

22:47 Published Interesting Facts on my page. My acquaintance with the fan group founders, as well as News about a film "Fence", in which I will play the main role.
19:17 Published Interesting facts on the Aleksei Arsentiev page. His acquaintance with the fan group founders.
19:10 Published News about the planned episode "Russian Avengers" on the page of the "Jokers" series of the fan group founders.
15:00 The fan-group archive was supplemented with messages from A. Sidorov. (5 May and 10 August 2009).
13:03 Published News on the page of the fanfic "Yellow Gas" by Aleksei Arsentiev.


9 May

12:00 Published my riddles for non-standard thinking about Steed (2000-2003).
The section will be updated periodically. There are currently six old riddles presented.

6 May

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.
Stills galleries.
Colourised test footages of selected episodes.
Short episode "The Strange Case of the Missing Corpse".
Scripts.
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.


19 April

12:00 Aleksei Sidorov's fanfic "Haiti – The Black Soil" has been published.

15 April

21:16 Published a new episode page "Murdersville" (5th series, 1967).


14 April

23:53 An extant fragment of my 1997 written interview with Aleksei Sidorov about Steed's attitude to a situation in Linzia has been published.
22:36 Published a new episode page "You Have Just Been Murdered" (5th series, 1967).
16:33 Published a new episode page "Return of the Cybernauts" (5th series, 1967).
29 March

00:42 Aleksei Sidorov's poem "Saga about the Brave" has been published.
28 March

00:44 Published a new page Jokers (a 1997-2000 student video series by the fan group founders).
25 March
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.
16:18 Published a new page "John Steed's flats".
22 March

22:25 Aleksei Sidorov's comic "A Trail of Snakes" has been published.
18:25 Aleksei Sidorov's humorous comic "Steed on a Roller Coaster" has been published.
02:42 Published a page about Aleksei Arsentiev, one of the fan group founders.
19 March

01:28 A new page Who's who includes Andrey Kobysh, a popularizer of English and American classics. Andrey also contributed to the fan group archive.

18 March

16:28 Published a new page "Cathy Gale's flats".
16:08 Published a new page "Emma Peel's flats".
15 March
23:50 Published new pages Emma Peel's cars, Tara King's cars and Cathy Gale's cars.
17:01 A new Guestbook has been created. Published new pages Purdey's cars and Mike Gambit's cars.
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.
14 March

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!!!
17 February

01:52 Aleksei Arsentiev's humorous fanfic "The Indestructible Avengers" has been published.
12 February
20:18 A prologue of Aleksei Arsentiev's fanfic "Yellow Gas" has been published.
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!
Fourth: Be patient and wait for a continuation!
11 February

00:03 Published a new episode page "Death's Door" (5th series, 1967).
10 February

00:32 Published a new episode page "Who's Who???" (5th series, 1967).
9 February
19:39 Published a new episode page "Something Nasty in the Nursery" (5th series, 1967).
5 February

23:49 Published a new episode page "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station" (5th series, 1967).
4 February
23:18 Aleksei Sidorov's fanfic "Operation" has been published.
20:18 Aleksei Sidorov's fanfic "His Name was Erich Daus" has been published.
02:08 Aleksei Sidorov's fanfic "The Diary by Sir Koreant" has been published.
2 February

22:48 Aleksei Sidorov's fanfic "Top Secret" has been published.
20 January

20:00 Published a new episode page Never, Never Say Die (5th series, 1967).
17 January
17:34 Published a new episode page The Correct Way to Kill (5th series, 1967).
16 January

20:20 Published a new episode page The Hidden Tiger (5th series, 1967).
10 January

13:15 Long-awaited event!!! A Steedumbrella FORUM OPENED.
04:12 Published a page about Aleksei Sidorov, one of the fan group founders.
7 January

12:58 Published a page about the webmaster of this website and one of the fan group founders.


3 January
Steedumbrella wishes everyone a Happy New Year and Merry Upcoming Christmas.
19:43 The News Archives section has been rebuilt.
19:28 Published a new episode page The Winged Avenger (5th series, 1967).


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