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Old 03-10-2018, 02:27 AM
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Doctor Who: The Encyclopedia by Gary Russell has an entry on John Steed:
“Fictional character from the British TV series The Avengers who was one of the highlights of 1963, according to the Doctor.” [From the Adventure Game, City of the Daleks]
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Old 24-09-2019, 01:58 AM
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The Invisible Man (2000) 2.15 A Sense of Community had Darien Fawkes and Bobby Hobbes in a retirement home for secret agents when they pass a man who raised his bowler hat to them.
They then say that was the guy that TV series was based on and that he sold his rights to his story.
That guy was obviously meant to be the real (fictional) John Steed and The Avengers was based on him.
It is therefore fun to imagine that this real John Steed had sold his rights to his story to Sydney Newman when he came up with The Avengers.
The premise of The Invisible Man episode is undoubtedly a parody of The Prisoner.
The Avengers itself had its own parody of The Prisoner with Wish You Were Here.
As well as The Avengers, Newman also created Doctor Who and I am now seeing the animated version of the lost Doctor Who story The Macra Terror.
The Macra Terror features the Colony which is reminiscent of The Village in The Prisoner with both coming in 1967 with The Macra Terror preceding The Prisoner by six months.
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Old 15-10-2019, 12:46 AM
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Please Don't Feed the Animals (Big Finish):


Big Finish remake of the TV episode of the same name.

While the TV episode is the eleventh episode of the series, the Big Finish remake is presented as the sixth and the second episode in Vol. 2 of The Lost Episodes set.

Incidentally the TV episode originally aired on The Avengers creator Sydney Newman's birthday on April 1 1961.

Fascinating episode in which Steed investigates a civil servant suspected of passing secret information to a club owner and it all culminated at a zoo, hence the title.
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