Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Avengers Reunion-1994

Joanna Lumley and the late Gareth Hunt reunite in 1994 for the VHS release of their NEW AVENGERS TV series from the mid-seventies. From what I've read, the cool, burly Hunt--as Mike Gambit--had been added to the classic AVENGERS format as it was felt that Patrick Macnee was too old for action scenes so his John Steed character was to appear less frequently. If true, somewhere along the line, that idea was abandoned and Steed, Gambit and Purdey made a charismatic trio in a couple of seasons of hit and miss episodes now nearly as fondly recalled as the more familiar Diana Rigg episodes of a few years earlier.

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