"AS SOPHISTICATED AS CHAMPAGNE...
AS HARD AS DIAMONDS...
"In this newest series on Springbok Radio's 7.15p.m. channel, John Steed and Emma Peel - The
Avengers - are exposed to every hazard that ingenuity can devise, including various happenings
that appear to have a supernatural element. They combine their considerable charm and courage to
combat some very unpleasant villains and foil their dastardly plots. John Steed and Emma Peel are a
law unto themselves and, unlike most popular thriller heroes and heroines, have no M figures or Uncles
to control their activities.
There is never any indication of who needs The Avengers, but when the call Mrs. Peel - we're
needed! arrives, they are ready to embark upon another extraordinary adventure which will
provide the listener with a way of escape from an ordinary, uneventful existence into a life
filled with danger, excitement and new experiences. An essential to the series is its Englishness
and its off-beat humour.
Steed is a highly trained and ruthless professional who cloaks his activities behind the facade
of a handsome debonair and witty man-about-town. Mrs. Peel, his glamorous assistant, is a wealthy
young widow who is an auburn-haired beauty with a sparkling wit. She tackles her opponents with a
variety of spectacular techniques.
Each adventure is completed in five episodes - from Monday to Friday. The Avengers, which is
adapted and directed by Tony Jay, comes from the Sonovision Studios which originated the popular
Squad Cars, Taxi and Die Wildtemmer. The series is produced by David
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