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Review - The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 3 – The Decapod

A new sidekick for Steed in the shape of Venus Smith (Julie Stevens), a nightclub singer whose sharp tongue appears to be her most formidable weapon.

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Review - The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 2 – Propellant 23

A claustrophobic potboiler spy caper for Steed and Gale, clearly shot in a studio but set in the airport at Marseille, where a flask of super rocket fuel has gone missing

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Review - The Avengers: Series 2, Episode 1 – Mr Teddy Bear

Series two kicks off with an episode that not only introduces Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman) but gets various whacky Avengers balls rolling. Kinky boots to follow

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Review - The Avengers: Series 1, Episode 15 – The Frighteners

One of three surviving episodes from the first series of British cult TV series The Avengers (1961-1969), with an appearance by Stratford Johns as a guest baddie

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Review - The Avengers: Series 1, Episode 6 – Girl on the Trapeze

A review of the venerable Avengers episode, one of only three still surviving from the first series. No sign of Steed, but there is plenty for Avengers fans to get hold of

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Review - The Avengers: Series 1, Episode 1 – Hot Snow

Review of the legendary 1960s British TV series The Avengers, originally starring Ian Hendry and Patrick Macnee. Episode one – punny title apart, it's almost unrecognisable

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Review - The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire

Michael Oswald's documentary on how, as the British Empire collapsed, London became the centre of a new global system of tax avoidance

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Review - Northern Lights

Love and sodium street lighting are both tackled in this (almost) feature-length debut by talent-to-watch Nick Connor

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Review - The Devil Wears Prada

Anne Hathaway's simpering intern yields to Emily Blunt's posh British cow in this almost-satire on the fashion biz. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci do the grown-up stuff

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