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"Too Many Targets" Adaptation - released Aug 2018
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:40 am    Post subject: "Too Many Targets" Adaptation - released Aug 2018 Reply with quote

Big Finish are doing a 2 disc adaptation of the John Peel/Dave Rogers 1990 novel, out in August 2018. As well as Julian Wadham, Anthony Howell, Lucy Briggs-Owen and Oliva Poulet back as Steed, Keel, Carol Wilson and Emma Peel, the story will feature Beth Chalmers as Cathy Gale, Emily Woodward as Tara King and Christopher Benjamin as Mother.

https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/coming-soon---the-avengers-too-many-targets
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great news! I'm really looking forward to hearing Cathy Gale and Tara King on audio.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed the book when I read it years ago. IIRC, it also featured Charles, Steed's superior from Man With Two Shadows and The Wringer.
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What a great cover Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going down a similar path for a forum re-brand, damn it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
I was going down a similar path for a forum re-brand, damn it.


You should still go ahead, I bet it would look superb.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great cover!


I see in this month's Vortex magazine Nicholas Briggs commented on the letters page that Big Finish has 'a few plans up their sleeves' for further Avengers releases which they hope will come to fruition soon. Fingers crossed they are successful and there are more Avengers audio adventures after Too Many Targets!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good casting with Christopher Benjamin as Mother.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Release date for the audiobook is

31 Aug 2018.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile I was already going to update Steedumbrella for a new release, but ...

Yesterday's news on Big Finish:

Unfortunately, due to unavoidable production issues, this release (The Avengers: Too Many Targets) has had to be postponed until September.

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-avengers-too-many-targets-1746

Will wait. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Smile I was already going to update Steedumbrella for a new release, but ...

Yesterday's news on Big Finish:

Unfortunately, due to unavoidable production issues, this release (The Avengers: Too Many Targets) has had to be postponed until September.

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-avengers-too-many-targets-1746

Will wait. Wink


Hopefully the delay won't be too long.

I see from the tweet announcing the delay, Big Finish mentioned there will be more Avengers news soon, so it looks as though there will be further Avengers releases Very Happy
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Released Thursday 20th Sept.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of hours of nostalgic fun, but boy is Emily Woodward miscast as Tara, I must say her voice and portrayal of the character ruins it for me . Beth Charmers however makes a superb Cathy Gale.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally had time to listen to this last night and really enjoyed it. I thought all the actors played their parts well and loved the way the story managed to capture the spirit from the different eras of the TV series. If only they had made a story like this back in the 1960s it would have been the perfect way to end the series (although I guest that getting all the leading actors back together would have been challenging to say the least!)

Happily it looks as though this won't be the final Avengers audio adventure as there's been some discussion on the Not the big finish forum of a forthcoming Steed and King release. Apparently Emily Woodward's Spotlight CV says that she's recording four new Avengers stories with the titles Wild Wild Wild Wild West, Under the Weather, Spycraft, ...Now You Don't.

Source: www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1712-4536-2495
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paulh wrote:

Happily it looks as though this won't be the final Avengers audio adventure as there's been some discussion on the Not the big finish forum of a forthcoming Steed and King release. Apparently Emily Woodward's Spotlight CV says that she's recording four new Avengers stories with the titles Wild Wild Wild Wild West, Under the Weather, Spycraft, ...Now You Don't.

Source: www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/1712-4536-2495


As these new original stories or ones based on the comic strips or like?
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Avengerholic wrote:
As these new original stories or ones based on the comic strips or like?


Good question! The titles don't match any of the novels or comic strips / short stories from the annuals, but I guess they could be adaptations of comic strips that appeared in TV Comics. I don't know those stories well enough to know if any of the titles fit. Apparently TV Comics published around 28 Tara King stories and 11 Emma Peel, so if Big Finish have acquired the rights to those it would give them a lot of potential material to work with. However, sadly none of them included Cathy Gale. Hopefully it won't be too long before there's an official announcement and we know exactly what Big Finish have planned.
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paulh wrote:
Avengerholic wrote:
As these new original stories or ones based on the comic strips or like?


Good question! The titles don't match any of the novels or comic strips / short stories from the annuals, but I guess they could be adaptations of comic strips that appeared in TV Comics. I don't know those stories well enough to know if any of the titles fit. Apparently TV Comics published around 28 Tara King stories and 11 Emma Peel, so if Big Finish have acquired the rights to those it would give them a lot of potential material to work with. However, sadly none of them included Cathy Gale. Hopefully it won't be too long before there's an official announcement and we know exactly what Big Finish have planned.


I believe there were Cathy Gale Strips published in a national newspaper at the time, plus there is always the novel by Consul Books.
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Avengerholic wrote:
paulh wrote:
Avengerholic wrote:
As these new original stories or ones based on the comic strips or like?


Good question! The titles don't match any of the novels or comic strips / short stories from the annuals, but I guess they could be adaptations of comic strips that appeared in TV Comics. I don't know those stories well enough to know if any of the titles fit. Apparently TV Comics published around 28 Tara King stories and 11 Emma Peel, so if Big Finish have acquired the rights to those it would give them a lot of potential material to work with. However, sadly none of them included Cathy Gale. Hopefully it won't be too long before there's an official announcement and we know exactly what Big Finish have planned.


I believe there were Cathy Gale Strips published in a national newspaper at the time, plus there is always the novel by Consul Books.


Just looked it up. Apparently, there were 4 Cathy Gale newspaper comic strip serials. I remember reading the novel. I thought it was very good (much better than Deadline, the popularity of which has always been a bit of a mystery to me). I guess at a push Big Finish might be able to acquire the rights to the original script of the TV episode Warlock. It's not exactly a lost episode, but as originally written and recorded did include Steed and Mrs Gale's first meeting, which would be fun to hear.
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