CTV Awards 2015 - nominations closed

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 23:00 Written by 

Win The Avengers Series 6 Blu-ray sets for nominating in the Cult TV AwardsThe Avengers – The Complete Series 6 on Blu-ray, with a RRP of £79.99, was the incentive prize for nominating your favourites in the Cult TV Awards 2015. Thanks to StudioCanal we had three sets to give away, with the winners chosen from all those who gave us their nominations, thus helping continue to make our Awards truly representative of UK television fandom.

This was the final season of the original series of stories featuring John Steed. It begins with the departure of Diana Rigg’s Emma Peel, who hands over to Linda Thorson’s Tara King. In retrospect, these episodes may be of varying quality, but when it gets it right we are presented with some of the best episodes of The Avengers EVER! The troubled beginning to this run of episodes, rescued by the return of producers Brian Clemens and Albert Fennell, followed Cathy-Gale-era producer John Bryce taking the helm for the best part of three episodes, which were little short of disastrous. These episodes were re-edited, where possible, to rescue the majority of work on them from the scrap heap.

All 33 episodes feature in this set, as you might expect: “The Forget-Me-Knot”, “Invasion of the Earthmen”, “The Curious Case of the Countless Clues”, “Split!”, “Get-A-Way!”, “Have Guns-Will Haggle”, “Look (Stop Me If You”ve Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers...”, “My Wildest Dream”, “Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40?”, “You”ll Catch Your Death”, “All Done with Mirrors”, “Super-Secret Cypher Snatch”, “Game”, “False Witness”, “Noon-Doomsday”, “Legacy of Death”, “They Keep Killing Steed”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Killer”, “The Rotters”, “The Interrogators”, “The Morning After”, “Love All”, “Take Me to Your Leader”, “Stay Tuned”, “Fog”, “Who Was That Man I Saw You With?”, “Pandora”, “Thingumajig”, “Homicide and Old Lace”, “Requiem”, “Take-Over” and “Bizarre”.

Special features include:

  • Audio commentary on “Split!” with director Roy Ward Baker and scriptwriter/producer Brian Clemens
  • Audio commentary on “Love All” with scriptwriter Jeremy Burnham and guest star Veronica Strong
  • Audio commentary on “Killer” with guest star Jennifer Croxton
  • Audio commentary on “The Morning After” with director John Hough
  • Audio commentary on “Game” with director Robert Fuest
  • Audio commentary on “Noon Doomsday” with Linda Thorson and stunt double Cyd Child
  • Filmed introductions by Linda Thorson
  • “Introducing Linda Thorson” promotional trailer
  • “Girl About Town” promotional trailer
  • Filmed introduction by director Cyril Frankel
  • Artists” test footage to find the replacement for Diana Rigg
  • Episode reconstructions for the Series 1 stories “The Springers”, “The Yellow Needle”, “The Far-Distant Dead” and “The Deadly Air”.
  • UK animated bumper
  • Granada+ points for “The Forget-Me-Knot”
  • Textless extended closing credits
  • German opening and closing credits
  • Stills galleries

The Avengers – The Complete Series 6 will be released in the UK on a nine-disc Blu-ray set on 5 October 2015 by Studiocanal at a RRP of £79.99.

Thanks to Studiocanal, you had the opportunity to win one of three copies of The Avengers Series 6 on Blu-ray to put on to your mantelpiece, in our nominations stage for the Cult TV Awards 2015. All you had to do was fill in the nominations form, in at least one half of the categories, via the form below, hit send, and one of the prizes could have been yours! The three lucky winners were Michael O'Connor of Chatham, Glyn Wigley of Barnsley, and Mark Tucker of East Ham. Well done all, and look out for the voting stage of the Awards process, coming soon!



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