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For The Love Of StoriesBig Finish produce fantastic full-cast audio dramas for CD and download.

Fish and chips, Marks and Spencer, Lennon and McCartney. All legendary British double acts. And right up there with them are Steed and Mrs Peel, aka The Avengers.  

Since 2016, Big Finish has been representing this iconic period of Avengers history with adaptations of comic strips which appeared in the girls’ comic Diana, between 1966 and 1967.  

Now The Avengers - The Comic Strip Adaptations continue with a sixth box set of tales, featuring three full-cast audio dramas based on stories which were first published in TV Comic.  

Julian Wadham reprises the role as John Steed (which he first assumed in 2014 in audio adaptations of the Sixties TV Lost Stories) and Olivia Poulet returns to play Emma Peel with her customary élan. 

Due for release in March 2022, The Avengers – The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 6: Steed & Mrs Peel is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition three-disc box set or digital download, from just £16.99, exclusively here.  

The three exciting adventures are as follows:  

Seven Deadly... Assassins by Roland Moore 

Based on a strip from a TV Comic annual, the original story featured a group of murderers whose mode of killing was based on the Seven Deadly Sins. Steed and Mrs Peel are on a cruise ship guarding a jewel, trapped with seven assassins who are after the gem... or are they? 

Stand and Deliver by Sarah Grochala 

Steed and Mrs Peel face a group of Highwaymen, as well as encountering a variety of different forms of espionage on the way - and they have to be alert as there is a spy at work within the organisation. 

You Won't Believe Your Eyes by John Dorney 

In the English countryside, strange things are afoot, with sightings of dinosaurs, polar bears and lions. Steed and Mrs Peel go on the trail of a potential weapon... but will their eyes deceive them?  

Producer/director Samuel Clemens, the son of Brian Clemens, who co-produced The Avengers television series during the Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson years, said: "These stories are all adapted from TV Comic strips and are such enormous fun, really capturing the spirit of The Avengers. You can imagine them as televised episodes which would work tremendously well on screen. 

"Some are more outlandish than others, but they all lend themselves wonderfully to the audio format.” 

The Avengers – The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 6: Steed & Mrs Peel is now available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £19.99) or digital download (at £16.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.  

Plus, The Avengers – The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 7: Steed & Tara King is due for release in March 2023 and is currently available to pre-order as a collector’s edition box set (on CD at £19.99) and as a digital download (at £16.99). Big Finish listeners can save money by ordering both volumes together in a bundle for £38 on CD or £33 on download. 

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release. 

Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date. 

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