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3.0 out of 5 stars STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE, 4 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: The Avengers: A Celebration: 50 Years of a Television Classic (Hardcover)
On its own merits, this is undoubtedly a handsome-looking tribute to THE AVENGERS, containing a wealth of beautifully reproduced stills, publicity shots and candid rehearsal images from this classic show - and yes, there are some truly stunning photos of Diana Rigg! However, those hoping for a rather more encyclopaedic history of the programme to be contained within these pages will probably be disappointed.

The book is divided into sections covering each one of the six AVENGERS series broadcast between 1961 and 1969, but the majority of Marcus Hearn's text is confined to introductory passages about the show's evolving format from one season to the next, which give way to a plethora of captioned images relating to key episodes from each series, and what is said is nothing that fans of the show wouldn't know already.

Certainly, THE AVENGERS: A CELEBRATION goes some way to illustrate the style and the quirkiness which made the programme such a hit both at the time and today, particularly with regard to the colour Diana Rigg series and the psychedelic final season with Linda Thorson. However, for more in-depth illuminations about THE AVENGERS' story, you'd be better off reading Patrick Macnee's THE AVENGERS THE INSIDE STORY memoir or - if you can find it - a copy of Dave Rogers' exhaustive and highly detailed THE COMPLETE AVENGERS, both of which make for a more absorbing and educational read.
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