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This television series The Avenger features distinguished secret agent John Steed who works for British intelligence in an effort to save the world along with help from his beautiful female partners. This stylish series ran for eight seasons and fused together bits of thrilling espionage, science fiction, light spoof and fantasy.

Patrick Macnee portrayed John Steed who was charming, an impeccable dresser and loved his champagne. Steed

The Avengers is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (254 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 1961.

Where do I stream The Avengers online? The Avengers is available for streaming on ITV, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Avengers on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV online.

6 Seasons, 254 Episodes
January 7, 1961
Action & Adventure
Cast: Patrick Macnee, Ian Hendry, Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Linda Thorson
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  • Found wandering in a snowy field Helen Pritchard claims to have seen a man who was supposed to have been a corpse but was very much alive. This leads Steed to investigate the Happy Meadows funeral parlour and the cheery Mr. Bagpipes Happychap. Unfortunately the undertakers seem unable to keep their 'stiffs' from walking and Steed has to arrange his own funeral in order to find out more, though ultimately he and Miss King do get a send-off that is out of this world!

  • Two invincible foreign agents escape from the ultimate prison, a monastery run by the security services. They resume their mission, to kill one important person each. Steed and Tara set out to catch them, and to find out how they escaped, before their leader follows suit.

  • Miss King is abducted whilst visiting an antique shop and wakes up in a room beautifully furnished in a style from fifty years earlier. She is addressed as Pandora. Steed follows a lead which takes him to retired World War One agent Lasindell, the love of whose life was called Pandora and bore a strong resemblance to Miss King. It is a plot by his greedy relations to make him divulge the location of his fortune or else Pandora, alias Miss King, comes to harm.

  • Three men and a woman called Circe politely call on the country home of Steed's friends, married couple Bill and Laura Bassett. Unfortunately their visit turns sinister as they plan to implant explosives into the throats of the couple and send them off to destroy a nearby peace conference. Happily for the Bassetts - and the conference - Steed is coming to visit for the weekend, and he knows what to do.

  • Coming home from a costume party Miranda Loxton witnessed a killing by a member of Murder International and Steed is assigned to protect her until she gives evidence at the trial. Only Miss King knows that he has taken her to a boyhood haunt but then she is caught and wakes up in a sinister hospital where she is pumped for information about Miranda's hideaway.

  • The vicar of a Norman church asks the Avengers' help when a team of archaeologists excavating a site underneath the church are all killed and their bodies rendered completely devoid of any energy. This is due to a little black box which sends out deadly charges of electricity. Furthermore its charges are nurturing a race of thingumajigs, pure energy creatures which will eat anything and must be stopped before they do great harm.

  • To celebrate his birthday 'Mother' goes to visit two elderly aunts to whom he tells a story from the Avengers' case files. It involves a criminal caper to steal art treasures. The treasures were to be held for safe keeping in an underground vault in the event of a national emergency but the criminals aimed to squirrel them away once in the vault. It is a hair colour changing story indeed.

  • An ingenious mastermind makes Tara look like a traitor as part of a diabolical plot to start WW III.

  • The Avengers must identify a modern day "Jack the Ripper," targeting members of an international disarmament conference.

  • Steed and Tara follow a chain of couriers passing a sophisticated briefcase that's carrying a large payoff for an unidentified traitor within the government.

  • Responsible old government bureaucrats are suddenly falling madly in love with the homely office charwoman - and they can't wait to tell her all of their secrets.

  • A holiday resort has a strict "no check out" policy for certain guests, including Tara King, in this clever parody of Patrick McGoohan's "The Prisoner."

  • With Miss King out of action nursing a broken ankle Steed goes it alone when Scotland Yard colleague Sir Arthur Doyle brings him in on a murder enquiry, with an abundance of clues, each one pointing to an illustrious suspect. In fact bogus cops Earle and Gardiner are operating a racket whereby they deliberately incriminate worthies as murder suspects and then blackmail them. Their latest target is Steed and his supposed victim is Miss King.

  • Having been rendered unconscious by knock-out gas in his pursuit of rogue agent Jimmy Merlin, Steed awakes to find that London is deserted and under martial law, headed by Brigadier Hansing. Under cover of a supposed evacuation, the Brigadier, incensed that he is to be retired from the army, has planted an atom bomb to destroy the capital. All Steed has to do is find it.

  • A succession of British agents have been killed in different ways but each one has been carefully wrapped in polythene before being dumped in a graveyard. With Miss King on her holidays Steed is joined by Lady Diana Forbes- Blakeney to investigate a sinister factory which houses the deadly computer REMAK - Remote Electro- Matic Agent Killer, which must be destroyed.

  • Members of the Institue of Timber Technology have been killed to prevent them from standing in the way of a dastardly plot hatched by WormDoom Ltd, a pair of assassins who have perfected a chemical which destroys all kinds of wood and which they plan to release from pillar boxes around the country... unless Steed and Miss King can stop them.

  • A foreign agent in the guise of a Colonel Mannering has found an ingenious method of extracting secret information from British agents.

  • Enemy agent Arcos has invented a form of instant plastic surgery and he uses it to imprison Steed and create a double, who is sent to throw a spanner in the works at an important peace conference at a country house. Although Steed overpowers his jailer and escapes, Miss King still has to deal with the matter of more than one doppelganger for her colleague though none seem to survive for very long. Until Steed arrives she is assisted by a dashing blond German count.

  • The spectacular theft of 3,000 top-secret FF70 rifles from a Government establishment brings Steed and Tara. Steed meets an old 'friend' and is invited to an auction. Tara has other reasons for being there.

  • The directors of the Capital Land and Development Company are being murdered and the only clues Steed and Tara have are a massive footprint and a red nose.

  • Tara visits Steed in a special hospital following an injury to his leg. This is just the backdrop needed by Gerald Kafka, ex-head of Murder International, as he plans his revenge against Steed, who sent him to prison exactly seven years ago. At noon, Steed will die.

  • Steed and Tara King are on the trail of the world's most precious pearl with only an ornate dagger as a clue to its whereabouts.

  • Somebody is leaking secrets from the Caradoc research institute and suspicion falls upon Steed, who has been spending some time there. He is accordingly put under rather luxurious house arrest at Mother's, whilst Miss King and her somewhat incompetent new partner Watney unmask the real traitor.

  • Witnesses and agents investigating upper class blackmailer Lord Edgefield can't seem to tell the truth.

  • A Top Secret computer accusses about everybody of treason.

  • Steed and Tara King investigate the death of a number of ear, throat and nose specialists.

  • Secrets are leaking out of Cipher HQ like a sieve, but all of the employees insist that everything has been "perfectly normal." However, The Avengers find a link between the stolen information and a window cleaning service.

  • Tara and Steed try to put the pieces together when people begin showing up dead in unique locations with jigsaw puzzle pieces on their person.

  • Steed's colleague Sean Mortimer comes to see him in a very confused state. He knows there is a traitor in the organization but he has been drugged to put him in an amnesiac state and he can remember little else. Mrs. Peel investigates but she too falls prey to the drug as she and Sean are abducted by bikers. It is down to trainee agent 69, Tara King, to whom Steed is introduced by spymaster 'Mother' to help him save the day.

  • Steed becomes a traitor, Emma passes the torch to Tara.

  • Steed plays super sleuth, Tara is the prize.

  • Steed plays what's wrong with this picture, Tara becomes a file clerk.

  • Steed shops for stationery, Tara goes for a check-up

  • Steed thaws out an old adversary, Tara is his next brain trust.

  • Steed seeks the equation for a murder, Tara becomes an American.

  • Steed isn't double-crossed by a colleague, Tara doesn't find the secret in the milk.

  • Steed is under arrest, Tara is all wet.

  • Steed inherits a large extended family, Tara reveals her foot fetish.

  • Steed and Mother share a handicap, Tara faces Steed's nemesis.

  • Steed becomes a vaudeville comic, Tara takes up silly walking.

  • Steed makes a bid to buy arms, Tara comes with the package. LOOK - (stop me if you've heard this one) BUT THERE WERE.

  • Steed acquires a new musical taste, Tara gets grilled for a recipe.

  • Steed gets a piano lesson, Tara dodges the axe.

  • Steed takes Tara as his second wife, Tara takes a giant leap for mankind.

  • Steed encounters an old flame, Tara is sidelined.

  • Steed wonders where Tara's got to, Tara takes an endless holiday.

  • Steed becomes a Gaslight Ghoul, Tara sees right through him.

  • Steed becomes a sex idol, Tara falls for the enemy.

  • Steed questions the loss of his friends, Tara finds the answer in a bottle.

  • Steed tackles a high-tension terror, Tara plays her own theme.

  • Steed hides out with a young lady, Tara learns Mother has died.

  • Steed celebrates Christmas in February, Tara tries to set him straight.

  • Steed is framed by Tara, Tara breaks through his defences.

  • Steed's colleague Sean Mortimer comes to see him in a very confused state. He knows there is a traitor in the organization but he has been drugged to put him in an amnesiac state and he can remember little else. Mrs. Peel investigates but she too falls prey to the drug as she and Sean are abducted by bikers. It is down to trainee agent 69, Tara King, to whom Steed is introduced by spymaster 'Mother' to help him save the day. Finally Miss King becomes his new partner as Mrs. Peel's missing husband reappears and she goes off to join him.

  • When a British researcher invents a ray of miniaturization, the enemy has delusions of grandeur.

  • In the quiet English countryside, Emma discovers a charming little village's economy booming thanks to a local specialty: Murder.

  • When a scientist and his supercharged creature sow death among researchers in a top-secret project, Steed and Emma must keep their feet on land for short-circuiting.

  • A master con artist plays with the nerves of the richest men in the country by assassinating repeatedly...until ransom ensues.

  • To recover a secret document, Steed and Emma participate in a rally and embark on a scavenger hunt.

  • Diamonds worth £ 50,000 were found in the belly of a ventriloquist silent as death.

  • When the enemy creeps into the minds of delegates to a Conference for Peace, the nightmare becomes reality.

  • The Programmed Killers are back, more formidable than ever!

  • An old enemy lures Emma to a deserted house for a deadly game of cards.

  • Steed and Emma are transferred into the bodies of enemy spies Basil and Lola.

  • An escaped prisoner, the loving heart of revenge, seeks out the favor of Mrs. Peel.

  • When three senior officials fall into a childhood like mentality, Steed and Emma seek a nurse.

  • Steed and Emma derail an abominable project.

  • When a super-killer passes an examination, the jury celebrates by having a drink.

  • Emma becomes the star of a nightmare film, "The Destruction of Mrs. Emma Peel".

  • Steed and Emma follow corpses that walk and find a scientist obsessed with eternal life.

  • Steed and Emma make a pact with the enemy; time to unmask the intruder who sows death in their respective camps. And teach him to behave like a gentleman!

  • Steed and Emma explore a haunted vault and release England before it is occupied.

  • A bird of prey with iron claws crawls on the walls. This night, a businessman will die. Steed and Emma Peel don "boots of seven leagues" (magic boots) to catch the bird.

  • Three officers killed. Three indices, one for each. Millet flowing like blood. Aerial photographs. The name of the captain, Crusoe. Steed and Emma Peel are gaining altitude to see the problem.

  • An invisibility formula has fallen into the wrong hands. Can Steed and Mrs Peel save the day?

  • Criminals and dictators of all kinds go to England...and evaporate! The bullet from a rifle from the 16th century goes through time to kill an officer. Steed and Emma Peel travel to the Middle Ages to stop the killer.

  • Gazing at Venus too much, the astronomers aged so quickly that they died perfectly in front of their telescope. There is malice! But Steed and Emma Peel watch over the blue planet.

  • A reclusive industrialist is hounded by diamond thieves.

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