March 31, 2010

THE AVENGERS ON LOCATION

THE AVENGERS ON LOCATION
After defeating the diabolical mastermind in each adventure, The Avengers would often ride off in splendor in an antique conveyance of some kind. Filmed with tongue firmly in cheek, these final tag sequences were a kind of running gag and highlighted the wit and style of the show each week. The many car sequences were filmed at Lord Montagu's Motor Museum. Spy Vibers will be pleased to see that British Pathe filmed Patrick MacNee and Diana Rigg on location at the manor and captured the actors working to film many sequences during an afternoon in 1966 to be used for the 1967 color season. You'll also spot Rigg dressed in space-age hood-shield and garter boots (from the tag sequence of episode #5, The Bird Who Knew Too Much).
Click the image to view the film at British Pathe.
AVENGERS ON LOCATION

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