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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:27 am    Post subject: PR: The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes (The Avengers) Reply with quote

It's publication day for the Avengers book I've co-written with Richard McGinlay and Alys Hayes...

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE MISSING EPISODES -
The Lost Stories of The Avengers Series 1




Available in deluxe hardcover and paperback editions.

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In the mid-Sixties, The Avengers proved itself to be a cultural phenomenon. Despite its quintessential Englishness, it transcended international barriers, and established itself as British television’s most successful export of the day.

Today, it remains hugely popular, perhaps because of the schizophrenic nature of the show as it developed; it was a series of many colours, with something for everyone. But the earliest episodes of the show have, since their 1961 broadcast, disappeared from view, the vast majority of the recordings lost forever.

The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes lifts the lid on that first year, and retells the stories in extended synopsis form, covering twenty-four episodes, often with script extracts, in greater depth than ever before. The book also boasts a detailed introduction, which explores how these much sought after programmes came to be lost, and a detailed retelling of an alternative, untransmitted version of the episode Double Danger.

This title is available in four editions:
• Deluxe Hardcover with Dust Jacket
• Perfect Bound Paperback
• EPUB eBook
• PDF eBook

228mm x 152mm - US Trade Size
296 pages - English language

Published 6th June 2013
Digital Editions published 31st January 2014
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How fabulous, Alan! Very Happy I've really enjoyed reading your work on season one on your site, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this, too. Season one has been neglected for so long, it's nice to see it get some attention. I'll be picking up a copy. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks Timeless. I hope you enjoy it. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Great, thanks Timeless. I hope you enjoy it. Smile


I'm sure I shall. I sprang for the hardcover. Between this and the Hendry bio, my book pile is growing again. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just you wait. We're not stopping with one book! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone needs to compile an Avengers bibliography. Or open an Avengers library.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of you make me smile. Yes an Avengers library. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is this nice list/site, but I don't know how up-to-date it is:

http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/guides.htm
http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/bookshel.htm
http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/

I like the idea of Steed's swordstick having a "secret aqua moisturiser". In case Mrs Peel's complexion feels a bit dried out?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike's site has not been updated in quite some time.

You'll need to do a bit of page translating, but Denis Kirsanov's page (in Russian) is a fine resource:

http://steedumbrella.site90.com/avengers_merchandise.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Just you wait. We're not stopping with one book! Smile


I can't wait to see what else you come with, then! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the next one is also about Series 1. After that, it's on with the rest of the series, a book at a time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Well, the next one is also about Series 1. After that, it's on with the rest of the series, a book at a time.


Sounds wonderful. I look forward to them all. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
There is this nice list/site, but I don't know how up-to-date it is:

http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/guides.htm
http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/bookshel.htm
http://deadduck.theavengers.tv/

I like the idea of Steed's swordstick having a "secret aqua moisturiser". In case Mrs Peel's complexion feels a bit dried out?
updated or not-what I have been missing! Besides the radio show are there any taped interviews with the cast or crew?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
Besides the radio show are there any taped interviews with the cast or crew?


Something for a new topic, really. Perhaps you might like to start a new one on this subject? Very Happy

In the meantime, I will send you something nice to listen to. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan, I ready to please that Russian shop ordered for me the books "THE STRANGE CASE OF THE MISSING EPISODES" and "Send in the Clowns -
The Yo Yo Life of Ian Hendry".
Discount code is worked. Razz

I look forward to when I situated on the home couch and open them. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's brilliant, Denis. Delighted it worked out!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Neil Hendry of Ian Hendry - The Official Website, who has interviewed me and one of my co-authors, Richard McGinlay about our new book, "The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes - The Lost Stories of The Avengers Series 1".

http://ianhendry.com/the-avengers-tv-series-1-1961-a-case-reopened/#_
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some reading material about the Strange Case of the Missing Episodes book at Sci-fi Online:

http://www.sci-fi-online.com/00_features/13-06-17_avengers-missing.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that was fast. Just got my package from Lulu. All the series 1 Missing Episodes. Well done Alan and Alys! And what a wonderful dedication to the "forgotten Avenger, remembered".
So I have to inquire Alan if you and Alys have some favorite episodes from series 1.
It's a beautiful book by the way. Very professionally done!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi M,

Glad it arrived in good time and that you're happy with the book.

Can't speak for Alys (who I know is more an Emma Peel/Tara King fan), but my favourite episodes, based on what we know are Toy Trap and The Radioactive Man. The Far Distant Dead also sounds fascinating (as do many of them, to be honest).

Of course, Girl on the Trapeze (which as a surviving episode is not covered in depth in the book) is one of my favourite Avengers episodes of all. Well into my Top 10.

Please post your reactions as you read the stories. Smile

Best wishes,

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