Month: April 2020

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 25 – How to Succeed… at Murder

John Steed and Emma Peel

  Feminist or not feminist? That’s the question that hovers over the whole of How to Succeed… at Murder, a Brian Clemens script for The Avengers that first aired in March 1966.   Secretaries are what it’s all about, trusted right-hand women of busy gammon-faced male business titans, who are all dying in quick succession. Leaving …

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The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 24 – A Sense of History

Patrick Mower and Patrick Macnee

  Fifty years before a referendum determined that the UK wanted to leave the EU, the subject was tackled in this Avengers episode called A Sense of History. But Martin Woodhouse’s screenplay doesn’t call on Winston Churchill or the Second World War to help invoke British exceptionalism. He goes further back… to Robin Hood and …

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