This summer is going to be very special if you're a fan of The Avengers. The University of Chichester is mounting what will probably be the greatest gathering of The Avengers alumni to celebrate the show's 50th Anniversary.
This event takes place over the weekend of 25th and 26th June at the University of Chichester and will feature live interviews, screenings, signings, exhibitions, book stores, parties and much much more. An incredible line up of actors, writers, directors and producers will be present and will feature in a number of guest panels.
Interviewers and Panel Members
Paul O’Grady (Special Guest Host), Dick Fiddy (BFI), Jaz Wiseman (who produced all the recent DVD re-releases of The Avengers for Studio Canal/Optimum), Marcus Hearn (author of the recent book, The Avengers: A Celebration), Chris Bentley (author of The Avengers: On Location), Henry Holland (Production Assistant on The Avengers DVD re-releases), Kim Newman (well-known film critic who writes for Empire magazine and many other publications) & Dr Adam Locks (senior lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Chichester).
The event will also be screening new & exclusive video contributions from Patrick Macnee, Laurie Johnson and Joanna Lumley.
As you can see from that line up you've not only got the core actors, writers and directors who brought The Avengers to life but pretty much the key individuals that worked in British television in the 1960s and 1970s on numerous highly regarded shows from Public Eye to Doctor Who. This is an event not to be missed by any fan of archive British telly.
The event, organised by Adam Locks, his colleague Michael Holley and Optimum’s DVD producer, Jaz Wiseman, is fully supported by Optimum/Studio Canal (who are supplying DVD box sets for weekend prizes) and have many of their screenings provided by both them and the BFI. Click on the links to read my reviews of the Series One/Two, Series Three, Series Four and Five DVD releases.
To book tickets go HERE
You'll be able to find more details about the programme of events, the guests and how to book accommodation on the official site The Avengers 50th Anniversary Celebration
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