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The Avengers: Tunnel of Fear

Hey, all, here’s a fine review of the newly-released Season 1 episode “Tunnel of Fear.”

Suddenly, a shot rang out ...

Tunnel of Fear (Episode 1-20, August 1961).

Any Avengers fan will tell you the sad tale of The Avengers Series 1 episodes. The very first season of the show is almost entirely lost, thanks to the habit of British television studios of not preserving the video stock used to record their shows. There were even a few episodes that were never recorded, just broadcast live. So all that remains of the first series/season of The Avengers are two and a third episodes, one of which (“Girl on a Trapeze”) that doesn’t even feature John Steed. But now we make that three and a third episodes, with the happy discovery of “Tunnel of Fear,” now released on DVD from Studio Canal.

“Tunnel of Fear” was the twentieth broadcast episode, nearing the end of the first season, and as such already has some of the hallmarks that would carry over…

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Lost and Found

OMG IT’S FINALLY HERE

The lost Season 1 episode “Tunnel of Fear” is set for official release in April, but preorders can already be made on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079LDBNYZ

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY….


UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Release date will probably be some time in early 2018. More info at the Ian Hendry website.


UPDATE: Studio Canal has set a date for the release of “Tunnel of Fear”! It’s supposed to come out on 18 January 2018. (Thanks to tumblr celluloidbroomcloset.tumblr.com for the info!)


Recently it came to light that a lost episode from Season 1 of The Avengers, “Tunnel of Fear,” had been rediscovered in a private collection.

BBC Newsnight’s report about this includes a clip from the episode, which is supposed to be shown publicly for the first time in 55 years in Birmingham, England on 12 November.

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Steed threatens to blow the place sky high with a miniature bomb (still from “Tunnel of Fear”)