The Avengers

Season 1 Episode 1

Hot Snow

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jan 07, 1961 on ITV



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    • The Avengers made its debut on British Television with the broadcast of the episode 'Hot Snow'.

    • Patrick Macnee later married Catherine Woodville, who played Peggy, in 1965.

    • In this episode Doctor David Keel's fiancee Peggy is murdered, which sparks his desire to combat crime.

    • The first third of this episode exists - up to the end of Act 1 and the first commercial break. The only complete episodes left from the first series are The Frighteners and The Girl On The Trapeze.

    • The makers of The Avengers wanted Steed to carry a gun. Patrick Macnee refused because he had seen so many friends die in World War II and never wanted to touch a gun again. When asked what he thought Steed should carry, Macnee replied, 'An umbrella'. So Steed carries an umbrella with a concealed sword in it and it is left to his sidekicks to deal with guns.

    • In series one, Doctor David Keel is the main character and Steed is his sidekick. The show also has a more realistic (but much less fun!) feel to it.

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