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31 December

A Happy New Year to everyone!!!
26 December

23:19 The "Too Many Christmas Trees" episode page (4th series) is updated.
17 December
00:44 The "Spanish VHSs" page is updated.
16 December

17:15 The "Italian DVD boxes by StudioCanal / Universal" page is updated.
15 December

Don Leaver, who directed 20 episodes of the TV series "The Avengers"
in the period 1961-66, passed away yesterday, at the age of 86.
12 December

19:25 Published a new page "Comics in Tele Chico magazine".
7 December

Nicholas Smith, who played Parker in the episode "Escape in Time"
(1967) and Charles Lather in the episode "Super Secret Cypher Snatch"
(1968) of the TV series "The Avengers", died yesterday, at the age of 81.
4 December

15:19 Published a new page "TV premieres in South Korea".
2 December

Anthony Valentine, who played George Cunliffe in the episode "The
Bird Who Knew Too Much" (1967) and Calvin in the episode "Killer" (1968)
of the TV series "The Avengers", passed away today, at the age of 76.
27 November

22:00 Published a new page "Portuguese comics".
24 November

21:51 Added the first volume of the sixth Avengers series to the "Spanish DVDs" page.
23 November

22:51 The "TV series theme on Compact cassettes: cover versions", "TV series theme on CD: 2015", "Joanna Lumley: advertising works" and "Cards: other" pages are updated.
20 November

20:31 The German version of the comic "Deadly efficient", reprinted from the 1966 British magazine by Thorpe & Porter Ltd, is published. Material provided by Christine Stutz (Avengerness blog).
15:42 The German version of the comic "No jury... No justice!", reprinted from the 1966 British magazine by Thorpe & Porter Ltd, is published. Material provided by Christine Stutz (Avengerness blog).
18 November

Today, the highly anticipated book Two Against the Underworld, featuring a highly detailed look at the first Avengers series, has been released. The content combines the early two books "The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes" and "With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes" by Richard McGinlay, Alan and Alys Hayes, and for the first time includes important new research, corrections of old material and revisions of some aspects of the first Avengers series.
15 November

Warren Mitchell, who played Captain Jason in the episode "The Golden Fleece"
(1963), Keller in the episode "The Charmers" (1964) and Russian ambassador
Brodny in the episodes "Two's a Crowd" (1965) and "The See-Through Man" (1967)
of the TV series "The Avengers", passed away yesterday, at the age of 89.
26 October

Number of disks: 12
Screen: 1.33:1 1080 / 24p Full HD
Sound: English (PCM 1.0 Mono)
Subtitles: no

The general release of the DVD edition with various British TV series, including the episode "The Winged Avenger" (5th series), took place today. This is the first ever home release of The Avengers as part of a TV production collection.
20 October

The general release of the French Blu-ray editions of the 4-6 series of The Avengers took place
today. From 15 to 19 October, these editions were only available through retail chain Fnac.
15 October

The general release of the German Blu-ray edition of the 6th Avengers series took place today.
5 October

The general release of the British Blu-ray edition of the 6th Avengers series took place today.
19 September

Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Rutracker.org" appeared the film "The Last Grenade" (1970) with the participation of Honor Blackman. Translation: Double voice-over (TV channel NTV). The Page
29 August

Published a new page "Books published in South Africa".

Pages updated:
"Stickers",
"Music - TV Series theme on CD": 2002, 2014 and 2015
German Blu-ray editions
Unofficial books published in the USA
Fiction in Australia and West Germany (back covers added)
16 July

The general release of the German Blu-ray edition of the 5th Avengers series took place today.
Aubrey Morris, who played Quince in the episode "Silent Dust" (1966) of the
TV series "The Avengers", passed away yesterday, at the age of 89.
13 July

22:34 The "Death at Bargain Prices" episode page (4th series) is updated.
11 July

19:55 The "TV premieres in New Zealand" page is updated.
8 July

22:23 Published a new page "Pirated Russian DVD editions of The New Avengers".
7 July

17:13 Published a new page "Pirated Spanish DVD edition of 5th Avengers series".
On 30 June, the fourth volume of the "The Avengers: The Lost Episodes" audio series was released on
CD. The fourth volume can also be downloaded for £20 from the Big Finish website. Detailed information
Patrick Macnee
6 February 1922 - 25 June 2015
The great talented actor, the man with a big soul, the true gentleman and the unique John Steed from the TV series "The Avengers" and "The New Avengers", has passed away. At the age of 5, Patrick first appeared on stage, in the second half of the 1930s he began to participate in films, since 1946 on television. Throughout his life, he played many versatile roles that have left their mark on the history of screen and stage art. Bright memory.
On 22nd June, the general release of the British Blu-ray edition of the 5th Avengers series took place.
Page on the Steedumbrella website
The main differences from the latest UK DVD edition of the 5th Avengers series:
1. Updated menu.
2. Ability to skip the StudioCanal intro before the episode.
3. The design of the photo gallery pages has been completely restructured, the images are presented in a more complete version.
4. Episode "Return of the Cybernauts" contains four seconds, which were missing in early European releases.
5. Bonuses from the German edition: German film trailer, Super8 films with Diana Rigg - "The Mini Killers" and "Der Goldene Schlussel".
6. New bonus: interview with Diana Rigg in the TV show "British Legends of Stage and Screen" (2012).
20 June

23:44 The "Dial a Deadly Number" episode page (4th series) is updated.
18 June

15:10 The "The Master Minds" episode page (4th series) is updated.
17 June

00:42 The "The Murder Market" episode page (4th series) is updated.
Ron Moody, who played Ponsonby Hopkirk in the episode "Honey for the Prince"
(1966) and Professor Jordan in the episode "The Bird Who Knew Too Much" (1967)
of the TV series "The Avengers", passed away on 11 June, at the age of 91.
Christopher Lee, who played Professor Frank N. Stone in the episode "Never, Never
Say Die" (1967) and Colonel Mannering in the episode "The Interrogators" (1969)
of the TV series "The Avengers", passed away on 7 June, at the age of 93.
3 June

Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Kinozal.tv" appeared the film "She's Funny
That Way" (2014) with the participation of Joanna Lumley. Translation: Dubbed. The Page
The "Vinyl: Diana Rigg" page has been restructured due to an addition of a real vinyl record cover design. The "music collections: Linda Thorson" (a vinyl record cover of the "New Faces"), "audio series" (see the fifth issue) and "Internet" (see information about Linda Thorson's official website launched in Spring 2015) pages are updated.
A new page "TV series theme on CD: 2015" was recently published.
Moreover:
The German Blu-ray release of the 5th Avengers series was postponed to July of this year.
4 May

18:30 The "TV series theme on Reel-to-Reel audio tapes" page is updated.
1 May

22:38 The "TV premieres in Malta" page is updated.
15 April

17:55 The "Advertisement: Joanna Lumley", "Compact cassettes: compilations" and "Compact cassettes: cover versions" pages are updated.
5 April

22:12 Published a new page "The World is Full of Married Men" (about the film with Gareth Hunt).
2 April
23:54 Added "German postcards", French fanzines "Le Fanzine" and "You Have Just Been Murdered", pirated US VHSs, Super8 by Derann Film Services and Code3 diecast cars.
27 March

Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Rutracker.org" appeared the musical film "It Couldn't Happen Here" (1987) with the participation of Gareth Hunt. Translation: Voice-over (non-professional). The Page
1 March

Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Rutracker.org" appeared the episode "A New Woman" (1990) of the TV series "Monsters" with the participation of Linda Thorson. Translation: Voice-over (non-professional). The Page
27 February
Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Rutracker.org" appeared the episode "Ringer" (1975) of the TV series "The Sweeney" with the participation of Ian Hendry. Translation: Voice-over (non-professional). The Page
23 February

The general release of the British Blu-ray edition of the 4th Avengers series took place today.
Page on the Steedumbrella website
Moreover:
Published a new page "German Blu-ray edition of the 4th Avengers series" (released on 19 February 2015).
12 February
19:13 The contents of seven French fanzines "Le Fanzine" (except №8) have been
published thanks to Christine Stutz, the webmaster of several Avengers websites.
6 February

Patrick Macnee 93 years old.
This time, Patrick Macnee's birthday was celebrated in a special way - The World of Patrick Macnee website, dedicated to the actor, on which I have been working with Christine Stutz and Alan Hayes recently, was opened.
At the moment, the new resource is part of the material from the Steedumbrella website, but in English, as well as material from the John Steed's Flat website (webmaster Christine Stutz). Alan Hayes (my friend and The Avengers Declassified webmaster) played an important role in the creation of the site, providing text in high-quality English.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Patrick Macnee
In the coming days, the website will publish a list of Patrick Macnee's
stage works with more detailed information than on Steedumbrella.
25 January

17:49 Published a new film page "Incense for the Damned" (1970).
Barrie Ingham, who played George Unwin in the episode "You Have Just Been Murdered"
(1967) of "The Avengers", passed away the day before yesterday, at the age of 82.
22 January

21:44 Thanks to the Little Storping Museum webmaster, the content of the
second issue of the British fanzine "The Avengers" (1981) has been published.
14 January

17:50 The reorganization of the "TV premieres" section has been completed.
Many pages have been updated with new information.

The reorganization will be fully completed after the episode pages of the series are updated.
12 January

Brian Clemens, the screenwriter and producer of The Avengers and The New Avengers, passed away the day before yesterday, at the age of 83.
Brian has been one of the main driving forces behind the series (including the style and vision of The Avengers) from its beginnings. In 1975, he formed the company The Avengers (Film & TV) Enterprises Ltd with producer Albert Fennell and composer Laurie Johnson for The New Avengers. For years after The New Avengers, he tried to rehabilitate the project in the form of a new series, but to no avail.
Grieve and remember!

9 January

The third volume of the "The Avengers: The Lost Episodes" audio series was released on CD today.
The third volume can also be downloaded for £20 from the Big Finish website. Detailed information
13:45 Updated the airing dates for episodes of the 4th and 5th
Avengers series on the "TV premieres in Belgium" page.
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