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Post 06 Feb 2012, 15:55

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90 years of age? That's fantastic! I shall definitely watch a little Avengers. Happy b-day Macnee!
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Post 06 Feb 2012, 18:22

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I read about that too on Facebook. Happy Birthday Patrick Macnee, what a grand old age :yes:
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Post 07 Feb 2012, 07:51

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Timeless A-Peel wrote:A very Happy Birthday to Steed himself, Patrick Macnee, who is a mind-blowing 90 years old today! Best wishes, Patrick! :bday: :party: :hyper: :cheer:


Really? He turned 90? Unbelievable, really! like Betty White, hey, they would make a great couple, I think :lmao: But congratulations are in order for sure!
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Post 07 Feb 2012, 13:25

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In fact, it was somebody else's birthday today too, but sadly he is no longer with us. RIP Gareth :cry:
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Post 07 Feb 2012, 13:55

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Mara wrote:In fact, it was somebody else's birthday today too, but sadly he is no longer with us. RIP Gareth :cry:


Oh, I didn't know that :cry:
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Post 08 Feb 2012, 00:58

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Mara wrote:In fact, it was somebody else's birthday today too, but sadly he is no longer with us. RIP Gareth :cry:


Amen to that. I've just posted about it elsewhere. While it's wonderful Patrick is still with us, it's so sad that Gareth's already been gone five years. :cry:
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Post 26 Jun 2013, 13:27

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Huge Avengers news today! We're getting brand new Avengers radio serials, this time in the form of remakes of the lost Keel episodes! :squee: I'm so thrilled I don't know what to do with myself. I love the original Avengers radio series from South Africa, so I can't wait to see what they do with these. What if they sell well? What if they do more eras? What if we get new TNA stories, guys? What if Joanna came back and did it?

(All unlikely, I know, but I can dream, can't I?)

You can read the news release here:

http://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-avengers-licenced
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Post 02 Jul 2013, 06:52

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This is great news for you, Timeless, I'm happy for you! :wave:
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Post 02 Jul 2013, 13:20

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LunaFive wrote:This is great news for you, Timeless, I'm happy for you! :wave:


Thanks, Britta! :hug: We're all really excited about it. I can't wait to see who they're going cast as Steed and Dr. Keel. :dance:
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Post 04 Jul 2013, 20:14

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Wow great news :hyper: Big Finish is awesome!
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Post 05 Jul 2013, 18:14

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Philippa wrote:Wow great news :hyper: Big Finish is awesome!


They are indeed! :hyper: It's really exciting. I can't wait to see who they cast. :cheer:
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Post 17 Jul 2013, 21:20

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Ooooh this is gonna be good. Thanks, Timeless! :squee:
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Post 18 Jul 2013, 14:18

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Mara wrote:Ooooh this is gonna be good. Thanks, Timeless! :squee:


You're very welcome. :grin: We're all pretty excited. Alan Hayes has been doing some great work on the Keel episodes lately, giving some pretty detailed outlines of the plots and such, so we know more about them than we ever have, and I've been wishing I could have seen these episodes more than ever. So this is the next best thing. :hyper: Hopefully they'll announce the casting soon. :yes:
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Post 23 Jul 2013, 12:59

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According to the Big Finish Facebook page, Colin Baker (6th Doctor) has been cast as Dr. Tredding, Dr. Keel's practice colleague. https://www.facebook.com/thebigfinish?fref=ts
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Philippa wrote:According to the Big Finish Facebook page, Colin Baker (6th Doctor) has been cast as Dr. Tredding, Dr. Keel's practice colleague. https://www.facebook.com/thebigfinish?fref=ts


Just came here to post the same thing, actually. :lol: The Sydney Newman cross-pollination continues. This is the other half of the exchange for having Diana appear in Who. :wink:

I wonder if this means that Dr. Tredding is going to have more of an active role than he did in the TV series. He popped up in Hot Snow, and after that was only referred to by name, but never appeared onscreen again. Given this casting, I suspect he's going to be around a bit more. :yes:
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Post 24 Jul 2013, 14:23

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Haha great minds eh :lol:

And it looks like it's going to be a Doctor Who family affair, because it's just been announced that Sophie Aldred (Ace, companion to the 7th Doctor), will also be playing a part in The Avengers :lol:
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Post 24 Jul 2013, 15:42

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Philippa wrote:Haha great minds eh :lol:

And it looks like it's going to be a Doctor Who family affair, because it's just been announced that Sophie Aldred (Ace, companion to the 7th Doctor), will also be playing a part in The Avengers :lol:


Definitely. And oh, look, it's happened again. :lol:

Just come over from the Avengers forum to post this as well, but you've beaten me to it again. :wink: We're guessing that she might be playing Carol Wilson, Dr. Keel's nurse/receptionist (originally played by the late Ingrid Hafner), but then Carol's not in Hot Snow, so she might be playing Peggy, in which case she won't be around for very long. :shock:

They seem to be building toward the Keel/Steed casting announcements. Hopefully not absolutely everyone is from Who as it'll start to be less Avengers and more a novelty Who side-project, and make it tough for it to have its own identity. If Steed turns out to be Tom Baker, it might be a step too far. :lmao:
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Post 25 Jul 2013, 15:24

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Haha they might not go that far, although I do have this fabulous mental image of Tom Baker as Steed now :lmao:

From what I've read they'll be announcing the Steed and Keel casting very soon.
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Post 25 Jul 2013, 20:47

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Philippa wrote:Haha they might not go that far, although I do have this fabulous mental image of Tom Baker as Steed now :lmao:

From what I've read they'll be announcing the Steed and Keel casting very soon.


It'd be tough to get the bowler on over that hair, anyway. :lol:

They did a photoshoot today, and it's apparently set to be revealed tomorrow, so I assume that'll be when we get to see Steed and Keel finally. Very exciting! :dance:

Incidentally, here's a list of the cast we know thus far:

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the ... lume-1-934
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Post 26 Jul 2013, 08:44

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Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Philippa wrote:Haha they might not go that far, although I do have this fabulous mental image of Tom Baker as Steed now :lmao:

From what I've read they'll be announcing the Steed and Keel casting very soon.


It'd be tough to get the bowler on over that hair, anyway. :lol:

They did a photoshoot today, and it's apparently set to be revealed tomorrow, so I assume that'll be when we get to see Steed and Keel finally. Very exciting! :dance:

Incidentally, here's a list of the cast we know thus far:

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the ... lume-1-934


Unless the bowler is bigger on the insde :lol:

And that's so exciting! I'm especially curious who they've cast as Steed :squee:
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Post 26 Jul 2013, 12:49

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Philippa wrote:Unless the bowler is bigger on the insde :lol:

And that's so exciting! I'm especially curious who they've cast as Steed :squee:


A TARDIS bowler--I'll bet Steed has one. :wink:

They've announced the casting now. Anthony Howell is Keel, Julian Wadham is Steed. I have to sit and ponder these now and see what I think. :thumb:

http://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-ave ... d-and-keel
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Post 29 Jul 2013, 14:38

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They've now posted a short audio teaser trailer for the series. :dance: Steed in particular sounds very good.\

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the ... lume-1-934

Also, original Avengers girl Carol Wilson will be played by Lucy Briggs-Owen. Pictures and announcement here:

http://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-ave ... er-trailer
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Post 30 Jul 2013, 14:05

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Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Philippa wrote:Unless the bowler is bigger on the insde :lol:

And that's so exciting! I'm especially curious who they've cast as Steed :squee:


A TARDIS bowler--I'll bet Steed has one. :wink:

They've announced the casting now. Anthony Howell is Keel, Julian Wadham is Steed. I have to sit and ponder these now and see what I think. :thumb:

http://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-ave ... d-and-keel


I can't say I've heard of either of these actors, but I'm still excited nevertheless :yes:
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Post 31 Jul 2013, 12:57

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Philippa wrote:I can't say I've heard of either of these actors, but I'm still excited nevertheless :yes:


I didn't know the names, either, though I've seen Anthony Howell in Dirk Gently. It doesn't matter much, though, as going by the trailer, they sound like they'll be very good. I pre-ordered the first set yesterday. :yes:
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Post 12 Jan 2014, 02:49

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Mara wrote:I loved the tag stories in the sixties, especially the Peelers. Those scenes were about as classic as the ''Mrs. Peel, we're needed'' and indeed they were often humorous. I sometimes wish they'd done that in TNA as well, even though there are some episodes that leave you with the feeling everything's Ok: Emily and Target do. But then again, the characters in TNA were portrayed as human beings, not as the Bond kind of goodies. It would make the series rather bad if they'd ended to, for instance, end Obsession with Gambit and Steed enjoying themselves with a large Scotch.

'...Gambit and Steed enjoying a large Scotch'...would have been a great end ..they'd certainly have needed it :lol: Such a depressing episode... :shock:
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