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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:48 am    Post subject: Holiday episodes Reply with quote

it's about that time to fire up the too many xmas trees episode.....and I'm wondering about this year's xmas banner...for the forum...can't wait !
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's not forget Dressed to Kill and Take-Over as seasonal episodes! And even The Interrogators, first shown in the UK on New Year's Day 1969.

There seemed to be an obsession with death in the Cathy Gale era around Christmas time... Dead On Course, Death a la Carte, Death Despatch...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Frankymole"]Let's not forget Dressed to Kill and Take-Over as seasonal episodes! And even The Interrogators, first shown in the UK on New Year's Day 1969.

There seemed to be an obsession with death in the Cathy Gale era around Christmas time... Dead On Course, Death a la Carte, Death Despatch...[/quote


Excellent reminders...heck yeah!...btw, season's greetings to everyone within the forum...]
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a quick look for episodes made or first shown in the UK and USA near the Winter Solstice through to Twelfth Night which must pretty much cover all the mid-winter holidays...

Along with Take-Over (set at "Christmas in February") they should keep me going with something to watch during the break, though I'm not sure I'll bother with those TNA ones!

Series 1: Hot Snow (production completed 30 Dec 60), A Change of Bait (tx 23 Dec 61), Dragonsfield (tx 30 Dec 61).

Series 2: Dead On Course (UK tx 29 Dec 62), Death Dispatch (UK tx 22 Dec 62), Intercrime (prod completed 29 Dec 62).

Series 3: Death la Carte (UK tx 21 Dec 63), Dressed to Kill (UK tx 29 Dec 63), The White Elephant (UK tx 4 Jan 64), The Little Wonders (prod completed 4 Jan 64).

Series 4: Too Many Christmas Trees (UK tx 23/25 Dec 65), Silent Dust (UK tx 31 Dec 65/1 Jan 66), A Touch of Brimstone (prod completed Dec 65).

Series 5: The Living Dead (prod completed Dec 66/Jan 67).

Series 6: Killer (US - NYC - tx 30 Dec 68 ), The Interrogators (London tx 1 Jan 69), Fog (prod completed 31 Dec 68 ).

TNA: Gnaws (US tx 29 Dec 78 ), Dirtier By The Dozen (London tx 5 Jan 77, Midlands tx 19 Dec 76).
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Frankymole wrote:
I had a quick look for episodes made or first shown in the UK and USA near the Winter Solstice through to Twelfth Night which must pretty much cover all the mid-winter holidays...

Along with Take-Over (set at "Christmas in February") they should keep me going with something to watch during the break, though I'm not sure I'll bother with those TNA ones!

Series 1: Hot Snow (production completed 30 Dec 60), A Change of Bait (tx 23 Dec 61), Dragonsfield (tx 30 Dec 61).

Series 2: Dead On Course (UK tx 29 Dec 62), Death Dispatch (UK tx 22 Dec 62), Intercrime (prod completed 29 Dec 62).

Series 3: Death la Carte (UK tx 21 Dec 63), Dressed to Kill (UK tx 29 Dec 63), The White Elephant (UK tx 4 Jan 64), The Little Wonders (prod completed 4 Jan 64).

Series 4: Too Many Christmas Trees (UK tx 23/25 Dec 65), Silent Dust (UK t

x 31 Dec 65/1 Jan 66), A Touch of Brimstone (prod completed Dec 65).

Series 5: The Living Dead (prod completed Dec 66/Jan 67).

Series 6: Killer (US - NYC - tx 30 Dec 68 ), The Interrogators (London tx 1 Jan 69), Fog (prod completed 31 Dec 68 ).

TNA: Gnaws (US tx 29 Dec 78 ), Dirtier By The Dozen (London tx 5 Jan 77, Midlands tx 19 Dec 76).




some great episodes listed above.....I plan to re visit many of 'em..in the next few weeks......
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using my Random number Selector, it turns out that tonight's episode will be Intercrime, which was in preparation this week in 1962...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Golden Eggs for Christmas Avengers viewing for me.

I've never managed to make Too Many Christmas Trees a regular festive viewing tradition. I first watched it in summer so I didn't build an association.

With Eggs I first saw it a few days before Christmas back in the 00's and it was cemented as Christmas viewing. I just love the bleak, cold wintry feel of it.

And of course I always follow it up with Dressed to Kill around new year.
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darren wrote:
The Golden Eggs for Christmas Avengers viewing for me.

I've never managed to make Too Many Christmas Trees a regular festive viewing tradition. I first watched it in summer so I didn't build an association.

With Eggs I first saw it a few days before Christmas back in the 00's and it was cemented as Christmas viewing. I just love the bleak, cold wintry feel of it.

And of course I always follow it up with Dressed to Kill around new year.



AHHHH, great choices....Tonight, I plan to show Too many, to a friend, who's not familiar with the series...She's in for a treat. (I hope)
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darren wrote:
The Golden Eggs for Christmas Avengers viewing for me.

I've never managed to make Too Many Christmas Trees a regular festive viewing tradition. I first watched it in summer so I didn't build an association.

With Eggs I first saw it a few days before Christmas back in the 00's and it was cemented as Christmas viewing. I just love the bleak, cold wintry feel of it.

And of course I always follow it up with Dressed to Kill around new year.
Ooh that's one to add to the mix! I love the Golden Eggs. If I recall correctly, it has some nice wintry snow in it. It's a very scary story, beautifully-directed. Maybe an Easter episode too, due to - Eggs!

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And of course I always follow it up with Dressed to Kill around new year.
Me too. That episode is always a great start to the year, or farewell to the old one. Anneke Wills and Leonard Rossiter. Perfect!
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AHHHH, great choices....Tonight, I plan to show Too many, to a friend, who's not familiar with the series...She's in for a treat. (I hope)
The thing that always impresses me about it is the "real" psychic powers - a bit like Warlock in that regard. It's properly unnerving and a bit supernatural - as a Christmas spooky tale should be. Plus, I love the Dicken references. And the cheeky conversation about fancying Emma in a four-poster.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My review of Intercrime still stands. I'm amazed by how much I remembered! It has been very enjoyable revisiting it. I am looking forward to "The Twelve Days of Christmas Avengers"!

http://theavengers.tv/forever/gale1-15vr.htm#2
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Frankymole wrote:
mousemeat wrote:

AHHHH, great choices....Tonight, I plan to show Too many, to a friend, who's not familiar with the series...She's in for a treat. (I hope)
The thing that always impresses me about it is the "real" psychic powers - a bit like Warlock in that regard. It's properly unnerving and a bit supernatural - as a Christmas spooky tale should be. Plus, I love the Dicken references. And the cheeky conversation about fancying Emma in a four-poster.


ah yes, Emma and that bed....ho ho ho....
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Using my Random Number Selector, it turns out that tonight's episode will be The White Elephant, made at the tail-end of 1963 but shown in the New Year of 1964. All I can remember about it is the giant fly!

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Tonight's random "Twelve Days of the Avengers at Christmas" episodes are all Series 1: Hot Snow (production completed 30 Dec 60), A Change of Bait (tx 23 Dec 61), Series 1: Dragonsfield (tx 30 Dec 61). Thanks to the reconstructions! Ooh it's Godfrey Quigley again! Sans parrot this time.
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Frankymole wrote:
Tonight's random "Twelve Days of the Avengers at Christmas" episodes are all Series 1: Hot Snow (production completed 30 Dec 60), A Change of Bait (tx 23 Dec 61), Series 1: Dragonsfield (tx 30 Dec 61). Thanks to the reconstructions! Ooh it's Godfrey Quigley again! Sans parrot this time.


right behind you on this...enjoyed showing ' trees' been last xmas, since I last watched..and plan to make this a holiday, event every year....BTW, my friend, DUG the episode ...
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I'm currently re-watching season 4 and, yes, I've saved Too many Christmas trees for today. There isn't a wasted frame in this classic. It's one of the best 5 Avengers episodes. Very well written and acted. The sets are visually stunning. The whole episode is virtually a film noir. What's not to like Exclamation 11 out of 10!
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cyberrich wrote:
I'm currently re-watching season 4 and, yes, I've saved Too many Christmas trees for today. There isn't a wasted frame in this classic. It's one of the best 5 Avengers episodes. Very well written and acted. The sets are visually stunning. The whole episode is virtually a film noir. What's not to like Exclamation 11 out of 10!



exactly...couldn't have stated it any better....and it's amazing how well it holds up today..decades later...and I never get tired of seeing that episode...
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The psychic stuff is terrifically directed (using the metronome was genius, the whole thing looks like s seance), well it all is. And I love Edwin Richfield, he's such a part of the Avengers. The melted-face Santa put the right willies up me, as we say this side of the pond. Nightmares, mirrors, everyone a suspect... classic Avengers.
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Tonight's random "Twelve Days of the Avengers at Christmas" episode is "Fog" (again), one of my favourites. Production completed: 31 December 1968. Watching on DVD this time.

That was glorious. A definite eleven out of ten score. Sometimes everything comes together to make perfection. I will never tire of this episode.

Linda/Tara was dressed in a sexy "Ms Claus" costume, red riding hood and black fur trimmings and black leather gloves. Yum. Linda's acting was easily the equal of any other Avengers lady. The way she and Steed were tactile with each other was marvellous to see, and far from any "mentor/student" tackiness. They were equal professionals. Lovely.
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