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Network: ITV (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 22.October.1976
Status: Ended

The New Avengers is a British secret agent fantasy adventure television series produced during 1976 and 1977. It is a sequel to the 1960s series, The Avengers and was developed by original series producers Albert Fennell and Brian Clemens.

A joint UK-France-Canada production, the series picks up the adventures of John Steed (Patrick Macnee) as he and his team of "Avengers" fight evil plots and world domination. Whereas in the original series Steed had almost always been partnered with a woman, in the new series he had two partners: Mike Gambit (Gareth Hunt), a top agent, crack marksman and trained martial artist, and Purdey (Joanna Lumley), a former trainee with The Royal Ballet (to which she ascribed the high-kicking skills she frequently used in the series) who was an amalgam of many of the best talents from Steed's female partners in The Avengers.

CAST:
Mike Gambit - Gareth Hunt
Purdey - Joanna Lumley
John Steed - Patrick Macnee