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bhdaviesuk
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject: The Avengers will be on the True Entertainment channel Reply with quote

According to my Radio Times, The Avengers will be showing daily on True Entertainment (Freeview 61 Freesat 142) from 5th January 2015! (No info regarding which season, except to say it will be b&w.)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for finding this, Barbara Smile Excellent news.
My DigiGuide suggests that it may feature the first complete series with Ian Hendry as Dr David Keel.
Yet Locate TV suggests from the accompanying picture that it could be the 5th Steed/Peel colour series.

This is the best information I can find via DigiGuide programme guide which may, or may not, be accurate. Lets hope True Entertainment have obtained the rights to show the entire Avengers run.

The Avengers
True Entertainment
Monday 5th January 2015
8.00-9.00pm

The original Avengers series and the first not to have been lost. Follow the suave British spy Dr. David Keel and his charismatic female assistants take on the nebulous world of crime and espionage.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes well spotted. Out of interest, on which page of the Radio Times is it mentioned?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrs_emma_peel wrote:
The original Avengers series and the first not to have been lost. Follow the suave British spy Dr. David Keel and his charismatic female assistants take on the nebulous world of crime and espionage.
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Nice to see they really know what they're talking about. Strewth!

Great to see the show revived on telly. Always good when the show's in the public eye. Won't be watching myself. More than happy with the DVDs and Blu-rays.

Mind you, if it's the complete David Keel episodes... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Wegg wrote:
Yes well spotted. Out of interest, on which page of the Radio Times is it mentioned?

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Only in the True Entertainment listings themselves on e.g. page 79 and 89, (Looks like there's an 11am showing too from Tues 6th.).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
mrs_emma_peel wrote:
The original Avengers series and the first not to have been lost. Follow the suave British spy Dr. David Keel and his charismatic female assistants take on the nebulous world of crime and espionage.
DigiGuide


Nice to see they really know what they're talking about. Strewth!

Great to see the show revived on telly. Always good when the show's in the public eye. Won't be watching myself. More than happy with the DVDs and Blu-rays.

Mind you, if it's the complete David Keel episodes... Wink


feel the same way.....love it when people 'discover' the episodes
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:41 pm    Post subject: Once again it's Trees! Reply with quote

Haven't seen anything Avengers-ish yet on live TV this Xmas, but once again got the DVD out and watched Too Many Xmas Trees, as one does. SO a Merrier Christmas to you all Smile Ho, ho, Ho ! Love those sixties suits the guys have and narrow ties... they all look a bit earlier than 1966 ... but then what do I know? I was too busy trying to get grease stains out of my school caps and blazer at the time to notice trendy changes in in the width of ties....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bhdaviesuk wrote:
Ian Wegg wrote:
Yes well spotted. Out of interest, on which page of the Radio Times is it mentioned?

~iw


Only in the True Entertainment listings themselves on e.g. page 79 and 89, (Looks like there's an 11am showing too from Tues 6th.).



Thanks Barbara. I thought you meant the current - bumper Christmas - edition. I hadn't realised the Radio Times for the week after that was out yet.

Digiguide lists The Avengers as showing every Monday to Friday at 20:00 and (from Tues 6th) at 11:00, which will almost certainly be a repeat of the previous day's episode. I'll keep an eye open for the full listing details.


UPDATE: I've just popped out to the shops and can't find anywhere selling the Radio Times for the week after next, you must have inside information Barbara Smile The RT website has this:

The Avengers
05/01/2015
8pm - 9pm
True Entertainment
Repeat
B&W

ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME
Light-hearted drama, starring Patrick Macnee as suave, sophisticated secret agent John Steed.

CAST
John Steed Patrick Macnee


Unfortunately True Entertainment's own website is not currently online.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Wegg wrote:
bhdaviesuk wrote:
Ian Wegg wrote:
Yes well spotted. Out of interest, on which page of the Radio Times is it mentioned?

~iw


Only in the True Entertainment listings themselves on e.g. page 79 and 89, (Looks like there's an 11am showing too from Tues 6th.).



Thanks Barbara. I thought you meant the current - bumper Christmas - edition. I hadn't realised the Radio Times for the week after that was out yet.

UPDATE: I've just popped out to the shops and can't find anywhere selling the Radio Times for the week after next, you must have inside information Barbara Smile

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No, just a subscription that brings each issue through my letterbox early. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Once again it's Trees! Reply with quote

Alex McKenna wrote:
Haven't seen anything Avengers-ish yet on live TV this Xmas, but once again got the DVD out and watched Too Many Xmas Trees, as one does. SO a Merrier Christmas to you all Smile Ho, ho, Ho ! Love those sixties suits the guys have and narrow ties... they all look a bit earlier than 1966 ... but then what do I know? I was too busy trying to get grease stains out of my school caps and blazer at the time to notice trendy changes in in the width of ties....


i seem to do this every xmas, since the arrival of first VHS, and now DVD

showing ' TOO MANY XMAS TREES' every xmas eve...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a Trailer on that Channel last night and they showed Rigg b/w series clips
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The digital guide on my TV states -

'The original Avengers series and the first not to have been lost. Follow the suave British spy Dr. David Keel and his charismatic female assistances take on the nebulous world of crime and espionage.'

(that's a word for word transcription !)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speed Six wrote:
The digital guide on my TV states -

'The original Avengers series and the first not to have been lost. Follow the suave British spy Dr. David Keel and his charismatic female assistances take on the nebulous world of crime and espionage.'

(that's a word for word transcription !)


nice.....people who aren't familar with the series, are in for a treat
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The LocateTV guide http://www.locatetv.com/tv/avengers/episode-guide is also quite amusing, with its succinct (one sentence) episode descriptions!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Town of No Return has just started
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish True Entertainment would stretch the picture to 16:9 ratio, as BBC4 did, instead of keeping it at 4:3. Some of Laurie Johnson's most atmospheric music in this superb episode.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone on Roobarb's said "It was actually 4:3 pillar boxed in a 16:9 frame but then broadcast as 4:3! Which means that if you have a 4:3 tv like me, it was unwatchable."

The channel's Twitter feed made a bizarre claim:

''The 1st series not lost to us all (the first three original series have all been lost) of the one and only AVENGERS start tonight on #Truent''
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrs_emma_peel wrote:
Some of Laurie Johnson's most atmospheric music in this superb episode.


Yeah, the episodes made around this period (Town, Castle De'ath, 13th Hole, Hour that Never Was) have my favourite Johnson scores.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see The Avengers back on the telly but what a strange presentation it is! The picture is very narrow. I'm surprised as most of the channel's output is 4x3 which they seem to have no problem with!?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look at The Gravediggers repeat briefly and the aspect ratio didn't translate well...
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