[quote=“scherpschutter, post:9, topic:1822”]I was brought up with John Steed and Emma Peel
I’ve said this before, but as a boy I had a crush on Diana Rigg
A few weeks ago, in Brussels, I saw a set of an earlier series, with Patrick McNee as John Steed, but Honor Blackman as (yeah, as who? Emma peel?)
Have you, or any other, by any chance seen that series?
The set was pretty expensive, so haven’t bought it (so far)[/quote]
Yes I’ve seen that early series. Black and white and very studio bound. Honour Blackman actually played a character called Cathy Gale. She was ok but I’m afraid anyone would pale in comparrison with Diana Rigg. You are not alone Scherps. I think every boy of our generation who had a television set had a crush on the devine Miss Rigg. I saw her in a play in the West End a couple of years ago actually. No catsuits these days unfortunately but a very good actress.
Actually, the series with Blackman still wasn’t the first. That had MacNee and Ian Hendry in it and no female lead at all. So amazingly it wasn’t until the fourth series (when Rigg came on board) that the show really struck the right balance. Not many successful shows take that long to hit their stride.