Peel’s verbal interactions with Steed range from witty banter to thinly disguised innuendo. Regarding the question of whether they had a sexual relationship at any time, Patrick Macnee thought they went to bed on a very regular basis (just not in view of the camera), Rigg thought they were engaged in a very enjoyable extended flirtation that ultimately went nowhere, and Brian Clemens said he wrote them with the idea they had an affair before Emma’s first appearance in the series.
The Avengers 5x16 - Who’s Who?
For the uninitiated, The Avengers is a stylish blend of espionage, fantasy and quasi-science fiction that appeals to Anglophiles who enjoy witty, sentimental and slightly off-beat television.
Airing in Great Britain from January 1961 through September 1969, and comprising 161 episodes, The Avengers became one of the most popular television series of all time, eventually reaching audiences in 120 countries, a record that still stands today. Much of the show’s international popularity was due to the eventual pairing of Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg as uber-agents John Steed and Emma Peel.
I think Steed tilts his hat forward so he doesn’t have to look her in the eyes when he says that she has to be a receptionist.
I wonder, did he doctor just that particular newspaper, or did he mess with an entire batch of newspapers just to tell her he needs her?
Emma Peel’s numerous WTF expressions.
cinemaocd said: We recently downloaded The Avengers. We watched Mr. Teddy Bear but I wasn’t really feeling it. What episodes to you rec for a newb?
I’d say to start with an Emma Peel B&W ep if you haven’t already seen them.
1. Death at Bargain Prices
2. The Cybernauts
3. Town of…
Thanks so much for these! I will take this into account. I like Honor Blackman a lot, though I admit my previous viewing is limited to Green Grow the Rushes. What I’m saying is that I like Green Grow the Rushes a lot.
Death at Bargain Prices and Town of No Return are tops. for Gale I also like the episodes mentioned but I would add the Charmers… but I haven’t seen it in a while…
That awkward moment when you wear the same costume as your mortal enemy.
Diana Rigg as Mrs. Emma Peel in
The Avengers Series 4 Episode 18, “The Thirteenth Hole”
The Murder Market, The Avengers