emma peel

Emma Peel was a fictional spy played by Diana Rigg in the British 1960s adventure television series The Avengers, by Diane Appleby in the South African radio series of The Avengers (1971-73) and by Uma Thurman in the 1998 film version of the show.
The partner of John Steed, Mrs Peel was introduced as a replacement for the popular Cathy Gale, played by actress Honor Blackman, who left the series at the end of the programme’s third season to co-star in the James Bond film Goldfinger.
A thinly-veiled version of Emma Peel appears in Alan Moore’s comic The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier, as the young "Emma Night", daughter of industrialist Sir John Night, where she shares a mutual attraction with "Jimmy", of whom her paternal "Uncle Hugo" disapproves.

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Karate chops, flips, and just being gorgeous…Mrs. Peel rocks out to the Kinks.
The first 16 episodes of the fifth series begin with Peel receiving a call-to-duty message from Steed: "Mrs Peel, we’re needed." Peel was conducting her normal activities when she unexpectedly received a message on a calling card or within a delivered gift, at which point Steed suddenly appeared (usually in her apartment).
The American broadcast network refused to air it.[16] In total five episodes from the first Emma Peel series were not initially broadcast by ABC.[17] These were: "A Surfeit of H2O", "Silent Dust" (which featured Emma being attacked with a horsewhip), "Quick-Quick Slow Death", "A Touch of Brimstone" and "Honey for the Prince" (in which Emma performed the dance of the seven veils), although they were seen in later syndicated repeats.
And Atlas publications produced three ‘The Avengers’ hard back Annuals for 1967, 1968 and 1969, which also featured original Avengers comic strips featuring Steed, Emma Peel and Tara King, as well as text stories.
A character named Hana Wilde (played by Charlotte Rampling) had essentially acted as Steed’s partner in series five’s "The Superlative Seven", an episode in which Emma Peel appears only briefly.
He had to find a replacement for Diana Rigg and shoot the first seven episodes of the new series, which were supposed to be shipped to America together with the last eight Emma Peel colour episodes.
Steed and Mrs Peel comic strips began in ‘TV Comic’ in issue 720, dated 2 October 1965, beginning after the TV debut of Emma Peel and ran until issue 771, dated 24 September 1966 (this run consisted of 10 serials plus one four page one off in TV Comic Holiday Special June 1966), when the rights were sold to publishers D.C. Thompson, where the next version of the strip appeared in issue 199, dated 10 December 1966, of ‘Diana’ the popular paper for girls, its run ended in issue 224, dated 2 June 1967, with art by Emilio Frejo and Juan Gonzalez Alacrojo, this run consisted of 8 serials.
A short story by Peter Leslie entitled "What’s a Ghoul Like You Doing in a Place Like This?" appeared in The Television Crimebusters Omnibus, a hardback anthology edited by Peter Haining, first published by Orion in 1994.(This Steed and Tara story first appeared in the 1969 UK Avengers annual, from Atlas publications.) Both of the Macnee/Leslie UK paperback titles were translated and published in Portugal in 1967 as ‘Os Vingadores: O Dia Depois De Amanha’ (deadline) and ‘Os Vingadores: O Pato Morto’ (dead duck) by Deaga.
Gold Key Comics published one issue of John Steed Emma Peel in 1968 (subtitled The Avengers on the Indicia page), which included two newly-coloured and reformatted The Avengers strips from "TV Comic".
The 1990 novel Too Many Targets by John Peel featured all of Steed’s partners (David Keel, Cathy Gale, Emma Peel and Tara King) with the exception of Venus Smith and Dr Martin King.
ITV produced a sequel series The New Avengers (1976–1977) with Patrick Macnee returning as John Steed, and two new partners.
This, the third episode filmed for the sixth series, was titled "The Forget-Me-Knot" and bade farewell to Emma Peel and introduced her successor, a trained but inexperienced agent named Tara King.
As seen in one of the two surviving episodes from the first series, "The Frighteners", Steed also had helpers among the population who provided information, similar to the "Baker Street Irregulars" of Sherlock Holmes.
Also in 1966 Thorpe & Porter published a 68 page Avengers comic featuring Steed & Peel with original art by Mike Anglo and Mick Austin, this consisted of four 16 pages stories.
Television researcher Andrew Pixley and authors Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping in their book The Avengers Dossier: The Unauthorised and Unofficial Guide consider the last eight episodes produced after the break as constituting a short series six, and therefore count seven series in total.
The first UK Avengers comic strips[20] featuring Steed and Cathy Gale first appeared in regional TV listings magazines ‘Look Westward’ and ‘The Viewer’ from 14 September 1963 to 9 May 1964, (later in 1964, re-printed in the ‘Manchester Evening News’ newspaper.) this run consisted of 4 serials.
In the series 5 episode "Something Nasty in the Nursery" Peel directly references the series’ storytelling convention of having potentially helpful sources of information killed off just before she or Steed arrive.
(Russell had appeared in the series several times previously in other roles.) In one episode, "Killer", Steed is paired with Lady Diana Forbes Blakeney (Jennifer Croxton) while King is on holiday.
The Avengers returned to TV comic issue 877, dated 5 October 1968, just after Tara King debuted on TV, the Tara & Steed strip continued until issue 1077, dated 5 August 1972, this run consisted of 28 serials plus one four page one off in TV Comic Holiday Special 1972.
Although telerecordings of the second and third series were seen in Canada as early as 1963, these two series (the first series was not sold overseas) of The Avengers were not broadcast on television in the United States.
For series 6, after its first producer John Bryce left, Clemens and Fennell returned as co-producers, early episodes also credit Julian Wintle as Consultant to the series and Philip Levene as Story Consultant.
Hendry left after the first series and Steed became the main character, partnered with a succession of assistants.
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Previously released by A&E on DVD, "The Avengers Emma Peel Megaset" brings the episodes featuring Diana Rigg and Patrick MacNee as John Steed altogether in one complete smaller set with extras.
Even more popular was the black and white series (79-104) with Diana Rigg and Emma Peel (read "M[en] appeal "), which led not unexpectedly to the color series with Rigg (105-129).
However, A&E has just released all of the Rigg entries, both the black and whites and the color, in a wonderful boxed set called "The Avengers: the Complete Emma Peel Mega-Set." And Mega, I suppose, is as good as any adjective to describe the enjoyment value of the contents therein.
Rigg had replaced Bond girl Honor Blackman as English superspy Emma Peel for the show’s fourth season, the first to be available in the US, and nothing like her had ever been seen on the television screen.
It always seemed that everyone in the house was in a silly but cheerful mood after watching an episode of ‘The Avengers’, most especially during the Emma Peel years.
In the first episode of the revamped show renamed "The Avengers", John Steed helps Dr David Keel to avenge the death of his wife because he happened to be after the same man.
Linda Thorson series: "Love All", "Requiem", "The Morning After", "The Rotters" and "Bizarre" (the very last episode in the series saw Steed and Tara take off in a rocket).
Steed’s image also consisted of suave suits and he drove vintage cars, first a 1927 4 and a half litre Bentley and occasionally a speed six Bentley (circa 1926) and later a 1927 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost in the Linda Thorson series.
Diana Rigg series: "The Gravediggers", "The Master Minds", "What The Butler Saw", "Room Without A View", "Epic", "The Living Dead" and "The Forget Me Knot" (in which Emma Peel left and Tara King joined).
The Honor Blackman series has dated badly because the primitive video tape production techniques are less effective than the later filmed episodes and the style of the show was never really opened up until Diana Rigg joined the show.
The new show took on much better but Ian Hendry departed after the first series and was replaced by Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale, the first of the better known sexy sidekicks that would put the show firmly on the British TV show map.
Trivia Steed’s car was a vintage Bentley, Catherine Gale rode a motorcycle, Emma Peel drove a blue Lotus Elan, Tara King drove a red AC Cobra.
Blackman lasted two series and was then replaced by Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, a sexy auburn haired leather cladded woman who was expert at karate as well as having skills in a wide range of subjects such as chemistry.
Diana’s wide eyes, high cheekbones and symmetrical face helped make her TV Guide’s "Sexiest TV Character of All Time"  in a 1999 poll.
Born in England and raised in India, Diana has been regarded as an accomplished actress, building a successful career based more on stage work than Hollywood films.
He returned from the jungle, though, and Emma resumed her married life in Diana’s last episode.
"The leather catsuit I wore was a total nightmare," Diana said.
Emma displayed a sleek elegance and an aura of sexuality never before seen on American TV during her brief — 51 episodes — but memorable tenure as a spy for the British Government in the tongue-in-cheek series.
The Emma Peel Mega Set has all 50 episodes from Diana Rigg’s run as Emma Peel, from her introduction to the show in The Town of No Return to her final episode, The Forget-Me-Knot, which introduced her successor, Tara King.
Diana Rigg as Emma Peel joined The Avengers in 1965, replacing Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale when she left the show for a part in the Bond flick Goldfinger.
When you think of The Avengers, the duo of Emma Peel and John Steed are the names that come to mind, even though Steed actually had three other partners.
Since Emma Peel is the definitive femme fatale, it only makes sense that A&E would deliver a definitive collection of Emma Peel episodes in one 16 disc box set.
From the very first Emma Peel episode, the chemistry and verbal sparring between Peel and Steed was pure television magic.
Suffice it to say that all the best Emma Peel episodes are there, including one of my very favorites, A Touch of Brimstone, which has Emma in dominatrix gear.
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Shot by Shot Guide PartyCocktails.com’s shot by shot guide shows how to mix a Emma Peel Cocktail cocktail.
Rounded fruit flavours from the pineapple and cherry predominate in this easy drinking champagne cocktail.
Fill a Flute glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Measure 1 shot of Pineapple Juice and add to the mixing tin.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Stunning, shapely and mouth watering: the Emma Peel cocktail.
The recipe is named after the sexiest of the female Avengers: Mrs Emma Peel, played by the delectable Diana Rigg.
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Did he really start a world vogue fetish? Bates contributed to the character’s metamorphosis, revolutionizing her wardrobe in that Emma Peel used her leather catsuits only for the purpose of combat, whereas during everyday scenes she wore elegant, practical, agile clothes that suited her character.
It was costume designer Alan Hughes who reinvented Emma Peel’s wardrobe, introducing the miniskirts and the so-called "Emmapeelers", very tight unitards with same colored boots, very similar to those worn by Cat Woman, perfect for silent command missions.
And what to say of John Bates costumes, the top fashion designer of the black and white season with Miss Peel who adapted the black catsuits for her worn Cathy Gale played by Honor Blackman, found by actor Mac Nee and created by Michael Whittaker.
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In the sample shown in the book, the main color (MC) is charcoal gray, and the contrast color (CC) is pale blue.
Otherwise known as The Avengers.” Diana Rigg’s Emma Peel means mod classics like swing coats and gogo boots, cool menswear accessories and a lot of leather.
John Cartney couldn’t beat the future, so instead he’s using the future to beat the life out of John Steed and Emma Peel.
Attractive metallic blue colour which is virtually identical to Emma Peel’s Elan S3 DHC in The Avengers.
Colour virtually identical to Emma Peel’s Elan S3 DHC in The Avengers.
I bought 10-13 years ago the first dvd boxsets with Emma Peel and a couple of years ago a box with the complete episodes of The Avengers.
I gave up on remastered episodes being released here in the US in January and ordered the outstanding Complete Avengers: 50th Anniversary Edition DVD set.
Did you know that the missing episodes from Series 1 are being remade in as audio plays? Julian Wadham is the new Steed.
Pour rappel (message informatif à destination des Sopranistes, Wireriens ou BreakingBaddeurs) la « meilleure série du monde », tant qu’on ne pourra pas les départager pendant des épreuves concrètes (genre course en sac ou concours de mangeur de tartes), ça N’EXISTE PAS ! Comme le disaient Arnold et Willie « il faut de tout pour faire un monde » et tous les goûts sont dans la nature.
Quand elle accueille dans son cabinet ce sympathique conseiller spécialisé dans le business du traitement des déchets qui vient la voir pour une thérapie suite à des crises de panique, elle ne se doute pas qu’elle va devoir faire face à une terrible bête en la personne de Tony Soprano.
It has been years since I viewed the shows, though I watched them religiously as a child when they first aired in the US and then later in syndication when I was in college, along with the New Avengers, which proved an enjoyable but pale facsimile of the original.  My current plan is to secure the DVDs for Christmas and watch the shows featuring Emma Peel in chronological order, using Avengers Forever as my study guide.
Emma Peel was my ideal: a feminist heroine before I knew what feminism was.  She was strong without being strident, did not suffer fools at all much less gladly, could cast a withering glance as deftly as a judo punch, and relied primarily on her wit and wits rather than her feminine wiles.  And with her partner, John Steed, she exhibited a provocative sense of tongue-in-cheek play.
By the time I met Emma Peel in 1966, I had already devoured all the Nancy Drew books on the shelves of my grade school library.  For me, Emma took Nancy to the next logical level, especially with a world still in the throes of the Cold War and my parish church basement designated as a "Fallout Shelter."  You just never knew when talents such as Mrs.
No heroine before or since has captured my attention and imagination quite the way Emma Peel did.  Her mod black wetsuit wardrobe, karate-style hand-knifing of villains, utter brilliance, and unflappable demeanor in the face of danger made her a riveting character to want to emulate.

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