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31 December

Steedumbrella fan group and Christine Stutz
wish everyone a Happy Upcoming New Year!!!
28 December

19:56 The "A Touch of Brimstone" episode page is updated.
Denis Chauvet officially opens a new French forum
12 December

The French website Le Monde des Avengers changes its address: www.lemondedesavengers.fr
11 December
22:10 The "The Danger Makers" episode page is updated.
9 December
Coral Atkins, who played Josie in the episode "Death a la Carte" (1963) of the TV series "The
Avengers", has died today, at the age of 80. The actress was married to actor Jeremy Young,
who played in several episodes of the aforementioned TV series and the TV series "The New Avengers".
7 December

The Australian DVD set "The Avengers - The Ultimate Collection" by Madman Entertainment is released today, as well as the sixth and final volume of the comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel" in print.
Moreover:
Peter Vaughan, who played Dr. Jaeger in the episode "My Wildest Dream"
(1968) of "The Avengers", passed away yesterday, at the age of 93.
4 December

22:50 The "British Blu-ray editions" page is updated.
2 December

19:40 The "Quick-Quick Slow Death" episode page is updated.
29 November

The second and final volume of the "The Avengers: Steed and Mrs. Peel (The Comic Strip Adaptations)" audio series was released today on CD, as well as the print and digital edition of the comic book about The Avengers compiled from "Diana" magazine. Detailed information

The "Official audiobooks" and "British comics" pages are extended.
26 November

20:52 The "The Girl from Auntie" episode page is updated.
25 November

18:19 The "Small Game for Big Hunters" episode page is updated.
19 November

21:56 The "The Thirteenth Hole" episode page is updated.
18 November

21:48 Published a new page "Events". The "Menu" page is extended.
20:08 Published a new page "Screening of the TV series The Avengers at the Fairway club".
14 November
19:56 The "Castle De'ath" episode page is updated.
11 November

23:59 The "The Town of No Return" episode page is updated.
9 November
21:42 An article "Avenger Patrick Macnee Turns On the Speed" by the USA newspaper "The Southeast Missourian" (17 February 1967) is published. Previously, the article was not published on the websites dedicated to the series.
The final chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs.
Peel" is out today. The chapter can be purchased from ComiXology.com.
6 November

John Carson, who played Ariston in the episode "A Chorus of Frogs" (1963),
Marten Halvarssen in the episode "Second Sight" (1963) and Fitch in the episode
"Dial a Deadly Number" (1965) of the TV series "The Avengers", as well as Freddy in
"The Midas Touch" of "The New Avengers", died yesterday, at the age of 89.
3 November

BBC Newsnight yesterday aired an excerpt of the recently found episode "Tunnel of Fear" of the first Avengers series. Watch

2 November

22:10 The "The Hour that Never Was" episode page is updated.
Today the fifth volume of the comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel" has been released in print.
1 November

11:42 Published a new page "TV premieres in Hong Kong".
26 October

The eleventh chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs.
Peel" is out today. The chapter can be purchased from ComiXology.com.
23 October

20:06 The "French fanzine of the Steed & Co club" page is updated.
22 October
15:19 Published a new page "Cornerstone promotional card (1996)".
19 October

21:50 The "French book guides", "German book guides", "Unofficial USA books" and "Big Finish audiobooks" pages are updated.
17 October

22:20 Published a new page "Canadian videotapes".
14 October

The tenth chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel" came
out the day before yesterday. The chapter can be purchased from ComiXology.com.
5 October
The amazing news about the discovery of one of the episodes of the first Avengers run instantly excited many TV fans in different parts of the world, familiar with the series even "from afar". Unsurprisingly, 15 years have passed since that event, when the first act of the episode "Hot Snow" and the complete episode "Girl on the Trapeze" were discovered in the University of California (UCLA) archive catalogue in April 2001. Since then, the hope for a new miracle was tiny, it seemed incredible that after numerous studies somewhere another "cache" would be found, however... Vague suspicions about the existence of the episode "Tunnel of Fear" on a certain "shelf" have been glimmering in me since the moment when many years ago I learned about a rumour that a private collector kept the soundtrack of this episode. I'm sure it gave other Avengers fans some thoughts too. Now the veil of secrecy is completely open.

The 16mm film telerecording of the episode "Tunnel of Fear" is a find №63 among other previously considered lost television episodes recently acquired by Kaleidoscope (thanks to Steve Birt for financial contributions to the acquisitions). The found episode is the only Avengers episode directed by the famous Briton of the 1960s, Guy Verney (the series "Armchair Theatre", "Out of this World", "Public Eye"). The episode was written by John Kruse, known to the Russian audience for the popular film "Hell Drivers". John Kruse has mainly worked on many famous TV series of the 60s and 70s, earning positive attention for his works. The storyline of the found episode is quite intriguing and focuses on a topic familiar to the audience: a recent escapee from prison claims to have been experimented with using hypnosis. Steed, in search of the leaked secret documents, conducts an investigation, and soon becomes the victim of a hypnotist. The further fate of the hero is to spend time in the tunnel of fear.
Aside from my early announcement that the episode is scheduled for screening on 12 November 2016 at Birmingham City University, I must add that this will be part of the "Missing Believed Wiped Central" event, tentatively ending at 6:00 pm. The number of tickets is limited to 250 copies.
Other news:
An Avengers DVD set with updated bonuses (mostly new or previously unseen interviews) is scheduled to be released in December. The release is carried out by the Australian company "Madman Entertainment". The set will be sold as one box (all available Avengers episodes), and as separate boxes (each box contains one Avengers series, except for the first, which contains the complete second series and the surviving episodes of the first series from the early editions). Information.
Last month, a new book edition of the French Avengers guide by Yris was released. The edition contains over 1000 photographs, new material and forewords by Honor Blackman and Linda Thorson.
Today the fourth volume of the comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel" has been released in print.
Last month, the eighth and ninth chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel" was
released, as well as the third part of this comic in print. The chapters can be purchased from ComiXology.com.
4 October

Due to a problem with my health, the work on the website was suspended. From today on, the state of affairs has changed and I must say that recently there have been many important events related to the series. Yesterday's news is just overwhelming.
Definitely there was no news of this magnitude in the international Avengers fandom for a long time and I had to re-read the information on Neil Hendry's website dedicated to his uncle, Ian Hendry, twice to be sure that I got it right. What is it about?
A big, even a huge surprise for all Avengers fans!!!
The lost episode of the first series is found,
"Tunnel of Fear"
Kaleidoscope organization has already acquired 16mm film with the episode
and plans to screening it on 12 November 2016 at Birmingham City University.
Some details about this find and other news - tomorrow!
31 August
The seventh chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs.
Peel" is out today. The chapter can be purchased from ComiXology.com.
29 August
22:38 The "Silent Dust" episode page is updated.
00:45 Published a new page "Sheet music".
20 August

20:40 Reviews by Olga Svecharnik for the episodes The Murder Market" and "The Master Minds" of the 4th series are published.
17 August

The sixth chapter of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel"
is out today. The chapter can be downloaded from the DC Comics website.
Moreover:
22:23 The "TV premieres in Sweden" page is updated.
3 August

Today the fifth chapter (22 pages) of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets
Steed and Mrs. Peel" is released, as well as the second part of this comic
in print. The fifth chapter can be downloaded from the DC Comics website.
1 August

13:24 The "TV premieres in Greece" page has been updated. Episode titles in Greek are presented for the first time.
30 July
15:03 Published a new page "TV premieres in Romania".
29 July

12:32 Thanks to Olga Svecharnik, the "TV premieres in Israel" page has been added. For the first time, episode titles in Hebrew are presented, some episodes have been identified.
25 July

12:36 Published a new page "TV premieres in Mexico".
21 July

23:08 The "TV premieres in Brazil" page is updated.
20 July
Today's releases: the fourth chapter (22 pages) of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets
Steed and Mrs. Peel" and the sixth volume of the audio series "The Avengers: The Lost
Episodes". The fourth chapter can be downloaded from the DC Comics website.
18 July

00:25 The "TV premieres in Canada" page is updated.
7 July

23:58 The "Man-eater of Surrey Green" episode page is updated.
6 July
Today the third chapter (22 pages) of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets
Steed and Mrs. Peel" is released, as well as the first part of this comic in
print. The third chapter can be downloaded from the DC Comics website.
Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Kinozal.tv" appeared the film "Me Before
You" (2016) with the participation of Joanna Lumley. Translation: Multi voice-over. The Page
23 June

The second chapter (22 pages) of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel"
was released yesterday. The chapter can be downloaded from the DC Comics website.
19 June


Today on the Russian-language BitTorrent tracker "Rutracker.org" appeared the TV film "The
Hound of London" (1993) with the participation of Patrick Macnee in my voice-over. The Page
8 June


Today the first chapter (22 pages) of the digital comic "Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs.
Peel" is released. The chapter can be downloaded for $0.99 from the DC Comics website.
7 June

22:27 Published a new page "TV premieres in Poland".
24 May

Burt Kwouk, who played King Tenuphon in the episode "Kill the King" (1961), Mason
in the episode "Lobster Quadrille" (1964) and Tusamo in the episode "The Cybernauts"
(1965) of the TV series "The Avengers", have passed away today, at the age of 85.
6 May

21:39 The "Two's a Crowd" episode page is updated.
20 April

23:59 The "A Surfeit of H2O" episode page is updated.
19 April

20:12 The "Room without a View" episode page is updated.
15 April

18:17 Published a new page "Promotional card for a new planned set by Unstoppable Cards".
16:32 The "Vinyl: cover versions (1980s)", "Pirate vinyl" and "The Avengers on Beta" pages are updated. Published a new page "Comic in Turkey".
On 7 April, the first volume of the audio series "The Avengers: Steed and Mrs.
Peel - The Comic Strip Adaptations" was released on CD. Detailed information

1 April

Douglas Wilmer, who played Dr. Long in the episode "The Danger Makers" (1966)
of the TV series "The Avengers", passed away yesterday, at the age of 96.
6 March
23:11 The "South African books" and "Dolls" pages are updated.
5 March

19:57 The "French postcards" and "fanzine Der Emmapeeler" pages are updated.
John Rollason, who played John Steed's colleague, Dr. Martin King,
in the 1962 episodes "Mission to Montreal", "The Sell-Out" and "Dead on
Course" of "The Avengers", died on 20 February, at the age of 84.
Today, 6 February, Patrick Macnee, the man with an open mind, the magnificent actor, the inimitable John Steed, would have turned 94 years old. In honour of this great event, a special book "Avengerworld", which will definitely delight all fans of the series, was released.
The book about memoirs by authors from around the world (including famous personalities
in the Avengers fandom), revealing how they grew up with the series, and also includes
special essays - memories of memorable and major events associated with "The Avengers".
An informative and fascinating journey into the past awaits you (including the most complete and
correct list of foreign television series transmitted in the USSR, presented for the first time, the
history of the appearance of The Avengers on the Russian video market and the development of the
Russian fandom), aspects of well-known events previously not published anywhere, and much more...
Introduction by Dave Rogers (the author of many Avengers books)
43 essays
290 pages
Russia is presented by: Denis Kirsanov (the Steedumbrella webmaster), Olga Svecharnik (the Steedumbrella reviewer and editor), Tatyana Bakina (the founder of The Avengers group in the VK social network) and Irina Nikitina (an Avengers fan since 1995).
The book is currently only available from the online platform Lulu.com
(available a preview of the book's content)
Hardcover  ($34.18)     Paperback  ($24.50)
Discounts:
LULURC code - 25% (if the code does not work, change the country where the
goods are stored to the USA). When using the code FWD15, there is a 15% discount.
Publisher's website:
hiddentigerbooks.co.uk
21 January

The fifth volume of the "The Avengers: The Lost Episodes" audio series is out today
on CD. The fifth volume can also be downloaded for $20 from the Big Finish website.
Detailed information
17 January

20:17 Added a review by Olga Svecharnik to the episode "The Gravediggers".
15 January

Robert Banks Stewart, the screenwriter of the episodes
"The Master Minds" (1965) and "Quick-Quick Slow Death" (1966)
of The Avengers, passed away yesterday, at the age of 84.
14 January

Conrad Phillips, who played Oliver Mellors in the episode Silent Dust
(1966) of The Avengers, passed away yesterday, at the age of 90.

8 January

11:37 The "The Gravediggers" episode page is updated.
5 January
20:02 The "The Cybernauts" episode page is updated. Also, added a review by Olga Svecharnik to the episode "Death at a Bargain Price".
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