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13 September 2006

The Avengers

I just found out that The Avengers was called in France Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir – bowler hat and leather boots. Which if you think about it is probably a more descriptive name. I know at least one person who probably only ever watched it for the leather boots…


  1. The 17 disk megaset is great

    Comment by Rick — 15 September 2006 @ 8:29 pm

  2. I remember an interview, the producer was basically saying that for each episode, they contrived to have Mrs. Peel tied up/ Mrs. Peel in a tight fitting garment or wetsuit dunked in water/ Mrs. Peel being tortured, etc.

    In the extremis episode ‘murder at the Hellfire club’ the episode was actually not shown in the US because of its content (Mrs. Peel in a tight corset and collar, with a whip).

    Strangely when I watched this at age 12, I got none of this stuff. I was so innocent then…

    Comment by Valuethinker — 19 October 2006 @ 1:46 pm

  3. PS of course it’s not widely recognised, but a lot of women I know have a fetish for men in suits…

    Comment by Valuethinker — 19 October 2006 @ 1:47 pm

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