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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 18 – The Thirteenth Hole

What a stupid episode of The Avengers The Thirteenth Hole is. Still, Patrick Allen, Peter Jones and Francis Matthews – big voiceover guys of the era – lend charm

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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 17 – The Girl from Auntie

The title of The Avengers' Girl from Auntie pays homage a then new US TV show and puts Diana Rigg in a bikini to hide the fact she's barely in this episode

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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 16 – Small Game for Big Hunters

The natives are restless in Small Game for Big Hunters, an Avengers episode with its eye on the British Empire's more absurd wild fringes

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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 15 – Room Without a View

Room Without a View, an Avengers episode parodying the title of EM Forster's opus for no reason, also struggles to assert itself as viable 1960s entertainment

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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 14 – Silent Dust

In an echo of Rachel Carson's 1962 book Silent Spring, Avengers episode Silent Dust sees John Steed and Emma Peel tackling a potential eco-catastrophe

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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 13 – Too Many Christmas Trees

Too Many Christmas Trees is The Avengers episode that families sat down to watch on Christmas Day 1965. It's perhaps the best episode ever made

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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 12 – Two’s a Crowd

John Steed's spitting image turns up to complicate things in Two's a Crowd. Or is Steed impersonating someone who just looks very like him?

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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 11 – Man-Eater of Surrey Green

If you prefer the out-and-out fantastic "spy-fi" side of The Avengers, Man-Eater of Surrey Green is the episode for you

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Review - The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 10 – Dial a Deadly Number

Sherry and biscuits, anyone? Steed and Peel breathe rarefied social air in Dial a Deadly Number, a mystery about business magnates who mysteriously keep dying

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