Avengers: Comic Strip Adaptations Vol 2 by Fitton Matt Dorney John
Steed and Mrs Peel are needed
Two of television's most iconic characters arrive on audio for four stories packed with the show's trademark cool and eccentric vibe
These stories are recreations of the comic strip adventures of Steed and Mrs Peel which appeared in Diana magazine in 1966 and 1967. 2.1 Playtime is Over by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky. Steed gets toyed with Emma has an admirer. A series of impossible robberies have plagued London. Called in to investigate Steed and Peel find themselves up against some very deadly children. Or do they? 2.2 The Antagoniser by Paul Morris and Simon Barnard. Steed catches a bite Emma is a little cowed. Several noted scientists have died in unusual circumstances and Steed and Peel find themselves up against a deadly weapon. But who is behind it? Does an old TV broadcast hold the answer? 2.3: The Mad Hatter by Matt Fitton Steed charms a princess Emma buys a hat When Princess Helga of Varania comes to England all the nation is charmed. Well nearly all. A dastardly assassination plot is being prepared and only Steed and Peel can stop it. Who wants to be a milliner? 2.4: The Secret Six by John Dorney Steed hits a boundary Emma shall go to the ball When an invitation to a fancy dress party leads to murder Steed and Peel face the fight of their lives. The world's six deadliest criminals want them dead - and will stop at nothing to make sure of it
Ever since Big Finish began releasing their The Avengers - The Lost Episodes range fans have been clamouring for Steed and Mrs Peel to adventure again. With this and the first volume they get their wish
These four adventures are audio versions adapted from a 1960s comic strip - which is being separately released by Big Finish in 2016 as a graphic novel. This full-cast audio drama is brought to life with eerily engrossing sound design and a brand new cinematic music score. CAST: Julian Wadham (John Steed) Olivia Poulet (Emma Peel) Lizzie Roper (Black Heart/Miss Fellowes) Michael Keane (Jorgo) Kiruna Stamell (Girlie) Andrew Wincott (Tiny Tony/Lord Beauville) John Banks (Teddy/Taxi driver) Richard Earl (Dr Verbatim/Fairground Worker) Michael Lumsden (Gruber/Klein/Window Cleaner/Agent) Paul Kemp (Partridge/Porter) Eve Webster (Nurse/Elaine Veer/Matron/Parrot) Maggie Service (Princess Helga/Assistant) Paul Chahidi (Mad Hatter/Driver/Policeman) John Voce (Tom Bowler) Terry Molloy (Inspector Corduroy) Ozzie Yue (Chang-Tu) George Asprey (Nick the Knifeman/Karloff) Jonathan Tafler (Ice-cold Alex/Lord Tweezle) Anita Booth (Ma the Mink/Olga).