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by Ian Wegg
Sat Jun 08, 2024 8:38 am
Forum: Series 4 - Emma
Topic: 4.10 - Two's a Crowd
Replies: 17
Views: 9472

Re: 4.10 - Two's a Crowd

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by Ian Wegg
Sat Jun 01, 2024 6:15 am
Forum: The Avengers on Television
Topic: What A Ride!!
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: What A Ride!!

Yes you are correct, it had the Broadspeed body kit but was otherwise a standard Jaguar XJC with an automatic 'box. There is a lengthy thread about what became of the car here: John Steed's TNA Jaguar for sale . In brief: about 10 years ago it was pulled from a damp lockup in very poor condition and...
by Ian Wegg
Sun May 19, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: The People Behind The Avengers
Topic: Filming at Beaulieu
Replies: 11
Views: 5161

Re: Filming at Beaulieu

How time flies. I was convinced I posted pictures last year but it seems it was Sept 2021. Anyway, I was there again on a brilliantly warm and sunny day. A new information board has been placed outside the Clock House with a reference (slightly inaccurate) to The Avengers . It is written from the pe...
by Ian Wegg
Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: The Avengers on Television
Topic: There's That Finger...Again!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: There's That Finger...Again!!!

For the vast majority of people in the UK in the 1960s, the middle finger had no meaning. The British equivalent was the "V sign", as demonstrated by Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans. https://tm-img.com/images/2024/03/26/Steve-McQueen-film.md.jpeg Of course that doesn't rule out Patrick k...
by Ian Wegg
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: The People Behind The Avengers
Topic: John Savident (1938-2024)
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: John Savident (1938-2024)

He had such a long and varied career that most people will have a memory of him in one production or another. For me, he will always be Forrester in Tightrope.
by Ian Wegg
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: The Avengers on Television
Topic: John Steed's TNA Jaguar for sale
Replies: 50
Views: 32011

Re: John Steed's TNA Jaguar for sale

Thanks to the Avengers Mark 1 Appreciation Society for flagging this up on Facebook: a recent YouTube video on the Jaguar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruR_tyA-gik Only historical information, sadly, no further updates on the actual car. Interesting anyway and some previously unseen footage of th...
by Ian Wegg
Wed Feb 14, 2024 2:45 pm
Forum: The Avengers Online
Topic: The Avengers on video - guide?
Replies: 19
Views: 2244

Re: The Avengers on video - guide?

I recall there was an individual freelance photographer who sent invoices for ridiculously large amounts of money to website owners. I remember it resulted in the loss of a very good website of old "Radio Times" covers.
by Ian Wegg
Mon Jan 22, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: The People Behind The Avengers
Topic: Laurie Johnson
Replies: 17
Views: 2422

Re: Laurie Johnson

It was also reported on the BBC1 lunchtime news.
by Ian Wegg
Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:50 am
Forum: The People Behind The Avengers
Topic: Gordon Jackson
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: Gordon Jackson

One of his early roles is the 1945 film Pink String and Sealing Wax , which is centred around the family of a pharmacist in Brighton. It gets fairly frequent showings on Talking Pictures TV. Gordon plays the eldest son and manages a very good South of England, middle-class accent. Unfortunately, he'...
by Ian Wegg
Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:33 am
Forum: The People Behind The Avengers
Topic: Gareth Hunt
Replies: 219
Views: 83777

Re: Gareth Hunt

That Beryl Marston was one of the last gasps of Southern Television, who had already lost their IBA franchise before it was even shown. The incoming franchise holder, TVS, had a policy of "everything new" and didn't take over anything from Southern. Sadly TBM went the same way as Out of T...