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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: The New Avengers - Tell Me About It scriptbook Reply with quote

OK... The New Avengers, Tell Me About It scriptbook is ready!

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/tell-me-about-it/13416931
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Save a mega 30% on all three scriptbooks this weekend (starting right away!):

Use the code REDEMPTIO to save big time!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI: REDEMPTIO did not work for me in Lulu's US storefront.
DELIRITAS did, however (30% off!).
Thank you, Jaz!

Additional note: in the UK storefront, DELIRITAS will get you the following error message (unless you meet the $750 purchase criterion):
These coupons could not be applied to your purchase:
Cyber Deals: 35% off cart subtotal of $750 or more on everything. November 23rd to November 27th, 2012.

No error message with REDEMPTIO in the UK storefront, though!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woohoo! Can't wait to read this, Jaz! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I'll be buying some Christmas books this weekend!

These things need publicity/advertising, so it'd be nice if people mention them on other sites (social media or web pages or forums)...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick note to say that both of my books will only be available until mid January and after that they'll be withdrawn from publication.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ordered mine! Very Happy Pardon me while I go and sit outside to wait for the mail. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oddly, in Australia, the UK code worked and the US one didn't, even though we use the US site. REDEMPTIO it was!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oddly, in Australia, the UK code worked and the US one didn't, even though we use the US site. REDEMPTIO it was!


That's how it worked for me in Canada, as well. Go figure.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All three books ordered - Christmas present to myself! Just got there in time with the REDEMPTIO code! 20 quid plus postage, result!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you enjoy them all, Franky. Be sure to post your reactions. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will do - I'm in the thick of my New Avengers rewatch so the timing is perfect.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read this today. Really interesting! I read it first because it's by Tony Williamson who is one of my favourite television writers (and he wrote the seasonally-appropriate 'Too Many Christmas Trees', among others).

It is clearly by an experienced Avengers writer because the pacing is good, there's a mix of types of scenes - mystery, action, jeopardy, and witty banter. Villains and victims. (Three or four main villains, with double-crossing and amnesia to spice up the mix.)

Interestingly, although Purdey is named as such throughout the script (and typed in as 'Purdey' unlike other annotations and corrections by typewriter and by hand) she is called Charlie/Charley (not Charly) by Steed and Gambit in situations where they'd be likely to call her by her first name (introductions, and quiter moments). This implies that at this time of transition, Charlie/Charley is actually supposed to be Purdey's first name!

I was amused by the shower and bedroom scene with Gambit and Purdey (read it and find out!) and the tag scene which reveals Purdey's true feelings... Although Gambit, as we might expect, tries to exploit a certain advantage arising from previous events, Purdey turns the tables nicely. This scene would have played most amusingly with Gareth and Joanna on screen doing their usual teasing.

Lots of fighting - with Gambit versus a murderous archer having echoes in Purdey's fight against the arrow-wielding killer in 'Faces'.

It's possible they were still trying to keep Steed out of fights/action, perhaps being unsure how fit Patrick would be. Steed is sometimes present near the end of the odd scrap. All three Avengers are prepared to use the "secret weapon" profusely throughout, which is an interesting twist for these agents and saves them having to rely on the more usual unarmed combat or boring old guns.

Reading the character desciptions and dialogue gave me some ideas for casting as I went, the main diabolical mastermind would've been a great role for Peter Barkworth and one of duplicitous henchman felt very like Murray Melvin or Hugh Walters to me. Someone like Colin Blakely for the more brutal one... Anthony Sharp for the fussy General or Minister.

Anyway a nice package from The Morning After and Lulu, and a fast-moving read. Looking forward to the other "lost adventures"!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine yesterday, and I've read most but not all of it. I, too, was a bit bemused by the Charlie/Purdey paradox. I can't tell whether it's just a case where the typist was instructed to go back and change all the "Charleys" to "Purdeys", and missed them in the actual dialogue, or whether her name's supposed to be "Charley Purdey." Someone else does call her "Miss Purdey" at some point, and I expected her to come back with "Just Purdey", but she doesn't, so they might have been toying with it as a full name at this point. Or Tony was just unclear on what the status of her name was. Her fondness for food is already showing, though!

The whole hotel room scene is brilliant, and the tag. Best two bits for Gareth and Joanna, I agree. Purdey's rather mean to him at one point--Gambit's slim, but not particularly fragile! Though he probably hasn't slept properly since 1973. Wink

I caught the Faces fight, and there's a resemblance to Sleeper with the general premise as well. I'm was a bit surprised at the willingness of Steed and co. to make use of their "secret weapon" so freely.

I actually guessed how the tag at the end might be, and flipped forward to find I was right. It reminded me a bit of Love All. Wink Poor Gambit, though--can't buy a break even when things seem to be in his favour.

Purdey's feminism comment reminded me of her line in Last of the Cybernauts...? I suspect there was some mining of material going on, even if it was unused. She still comes across sharper than she would onscreen, to me at least. Gambit's characterisation seems closest to the way he's written in The Eagle's Nest and early season one stories--he enjoys messing with officious types more than he would later on, but that only makes sense at this stage. No sign of him speaking French here! Steed is Steed--you can tell Tony Williamson's written him before.

I was interested to note that there's not one but two instances of a character responding to a revelation with "Fancy!" which was always Jason King's favourite response. Think Tony Williamson did a little borrowing?
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I got mine yesterday, and I've read most but not all of it. I, too, was a bit bemused by the Charlie/Purdey paradox. I can't tell whether it's just a case where the typist was instructed to go back and change all the "Charleys" to "Purdeys", and missed them in the actual dialogue, or whether her name's supposed to be "Charley Purdey." Someone else does call her "Miss Purdey" at some point, and I expected her to come back with "Just Purdey", but she doesn't, so they might have been toying with it as a full name at this point. Or Tony was just unclear on what the status of her name was.


As you know, Charley was a name they vetoed before asking Joanna for a alternative suggestion. So for that reason I would want to rule out a 'Charley Purdey'. Also I don't think Purdey could have been a surname because her mum refers to her as 'Purdey' - and she in turn is never referred to as 'Mrs Purdey'. So I think Purdey is either her Christian name or, as I've said before, a throwback to the 60s like Twiggy and Cher*, where she just liked to be called one name, which fits into her ballerina days. Were there any ballet stars with mononymous names? Probably not ..

* I'd like to think Purdey would say she was inspired by Plato however. It would be just like her ..

It could be a shortened version of Perdita, just playing with the spelling of 'Perdy' - or even a playful version of Prudence or Prunella.
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As you know, Charley was a name they vetoed before asking Joanna for a alternative suggestion. So for that reason I would want to rule out a 'Charley Purdey'. Also I don't think Purdey could have been a surname because her mum refers to her as 'Purdey' - and she in turn is never referred to as 'Mrs Purdey'. So I think Purdey is either her Christian name or, as I've said before, a throwback to the 60s like Twiggy and Cher*, where she just liked to be called one name, which fits into her ballerina days. Were there any ballet stars with mononymous names? Probably not ..

* I'd like to think Purdey would say she was inspired by Plato however. It would be just like her ..

It could be a shortened version of Perdita, just playing with the spelling of 'Perdy' - or even a playful version of Prudence or Prunella.


Oh, no, I don't think the character we see in the series is called "Charley Purdey" at all--it's just the way this script is written, it makes it seem as though that's what Tony Williamson thought she was called at that particular, earlier stage of development--he uses both in the script. Either that, or he was just really inconsistent about swapping out "Charley" for "Purdey" when he went back and made amendments. I've always thought "Purdey" was her first name, too--not only her mother, but her uncle and Larry Doomer as well, all call her "Purdey." If her uncle is her father's brother, her last name would be "Foster." She's just "Purdey" on the Royal Ballet poster in Obsession, so it could have started as a stage name and spun out from there.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
As you know, Charley was a name they vetoed before asking Joanna for a alternative suggestion. So for that reason I would want to rule out a 'Charley Purdey'. Also I don't think Purdey could have been a surname because her mum refers to her as 'Purdey' - and she in turn is never referred to as 'Mrs Purdey'. So I think Purdey is either her Christian name or, as I've said before, a throwback to the 60s like Twiggy and Cher*, where she just liked to be called one name, which fits into her ballerina days. Were there any ballet stars with mononymous names? Probably not ..

* I'd like to think Purdey would say she was inspired by Plato however. It would be just like her ..

It could be a shortened version of Perdita, just playing with the spelling of 'Perdy' - or even a playful version of Prudence or Prunella.


Oh, no, I don't think the character we see in the series is called "Charley Purdey" at all--it's just the way this script is written, it makes it seem as though that's what Tony Williamson thought she was called at that particular, earlier stage of development--he uses both in the script. Either that, or he was just really inconsistent about swapping out "Charley" for "Purdey" when he went back and made amendments. I've always thought "Purdey" was her first name, too--not only her mother, but her uncle and Larry Doomer as well, all call her "Purdey." If her uncle is her father's brother, her last name would be "Foster." She's just "Purdey" on the Royal Ballet poster in Obsession, so it could have started as a stage name and spun out from there.


Tony W uses both in the same exchange - Purdey does this, Purdey says that (in the stage directions) and with her dialogue indicator "Purdey", whilst in between on the very same part of the page Gambit or Steed softly calls her "Charlie". So both names are clearly in use at the same time, rather than one replacing the other. The way they only use Charlie in the more intimate moments or tell someone "this is Charlie, she gets people to talk" seems to show (to me, anyway) that Purdey is her surname and Williamson is still using Charlie in some way despite writing Purdey in all the directions. Why would he do that if Purdey is the sole name? It is ambiguous though, and in the end, what he thought wasn't that important as the other writers and Joanna got the final say.

As to what families call people - Lovejoy's daughter calls him Lovejoy (as does everyone else), he doesn't even like the prefix "Mr". I wonder if Columbo's wife calls him Columbo? (Horace Rumpole of the Bailey's wife calls him Rumpole).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tony W uses both in the same exchange - Purdey does this, Purdey says that (in the stage directions) and with her dialogue indicator "Purdey", whilst in between on the very same part of the page Gambit or Steed softly calls her "Charlie". So both names are clearly in use at the same time, rather than one replacing the other. The way they only use Charlie in the more intimate moments or tell someone "this is Charlie, she gets people to talk" seems to show (to me, anyway) that Purdey is her surname and Williamson is still using Charlie in some way despite writing Purdey in all the directions. Why would he do that if Purdey is the sole name? It is ambiguous though, and in the end, what he thought wasn't that important as the other writers and Joanna got the final say.

As to what families call people - Lovejoy's daughter calls him Lovejoy (as does everyone else), he doesn't even like the prefix "Mr". I wonder if Columbo's wife calls him Columbo? (Horace Rumpole of the Bailey's wife calls him Rumpole).


I confess I didn't pay attention to the context in which it was used--I was too distracted by the fact that it was being used at all, and the way the spelling flip-flopped from use to use ("Charlie" to "Charley"). She is called "Miss Purdey" at one point, which does seem to point to it being a surname. She's definitely "just Purdey" by the time we get to the screen. I'd be really interested to know if the idea of using both names was toyed with at some point, or if TW was just confused about the name change and assumed both were meant to be applicable. The scripts are great for that reason--they give us little insights into the series' early days.

I still think Purdey was meant to be a first name in the end, though, but that's my own personal theory. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Looks like I'll be buying some Christmas books this weekend!

These things need publicity/advertising, so it'd be nice if people mention them on other sites (social media or web pages or forums)...



here here..great gift for the avenger fan etc...especially on FB.
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Available again for a very limited period after a number of email enquiries but hurry as it be deleted again in two weeks.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/philip-broadley/tell-me-about-it/paperback/product-20530973.html
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