Saints and Avengers : British Adventure Series of the 1960s, Paperback

Saints and Avengers : British Adventure Series of the 1960s Paperback

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Eccentric, ironic and fantastic series like The Avengers and Danger Man, with their professional secret agents, or The Saint and The Persuaders, featuring flamboyant crime-fighters, still inspire mainstream and cult followings.

Saints and Avengers explores and celebrates this television genre for the first time.

Saints and Avengers uses case studies to look, for example, at the adventure series' representations of national identity and the world of the sixties and seventies.

Chapman also proves his central thesis: that this particular type of thriller was a historically and culturally defined generic type, with enduring appeal, as the current vogue for remaking them as big budget films attests.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
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  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9781860647543



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Excellent cultural and historical overview of some iconic British (note to American reviewers, they were British, NOT English) television shows. Fascinating perspectives and I particularly enjoyed the contexts of the various production histories. Well worth reading. <br/><br/>© Koplowitz 2012 <br/> <br/>

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