Audio - The Avengers: The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 7

The Avengers face new threats (including Paul O'Grady as the wonderfully-named Septimus Crump) in three adaptations of the original comic strips, due for release by Big Finish in March ...

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Return to 1960s Britain for more espionage with John Steed (Julian Wadham) and Tara King (Emily Woodward.) In three adventures, the secret agents face mind-control, kidnappings and the vengeful mastermind, Septimus Crump (played by Paul O'Grady MBE DL).

This box set’s thrilling spy-fi adventures, based on TV Comic’s original strips, are as follows:

The Fabulous Sky Beam Dilemma by Nigel Fairs

Tara gets the cream and Steed has it licked.

A visiting royal finds themselves caught up in a bizarre assassination plot where finding the method will be Steed and Tara’s greatest challenge.

Writer Nigel Fairs said: “It felt like a joyous holiday writing this. After writing a number of angsty and emotional character-driven dramas over the years, I was very much attracted to the glorious lightness that you get with The Avengers. The episodes are a little off the wall which really appealed to me.”

A Tale In Tartan by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky

Tara captures the castle and Steed crosses the border.

A kidnapping leads Tara into Scotland where she finds herself with a suspiciously familiar sidekick…

Co-writer Robert Khan said: “The ingredients in the original comic strip were; an evil villain, a Scottish castle, a very annoying child, and a defrocked vicar. We had to put all of this together and add quite a few more elements. A big theme of this is a celebration of all things Scottish.”

This Train Terminates Here by John Dorney

Tara steams ahead and Steed goes off the rails.

A series of railway-based crimes are occurring across the country and it would appear to be the work of a sinister station-master…

Writer John Dorney said: “Septimus Crump has been badly let down by the train service and opts to take his revenge by a variety of train-based crimes and hijinks. It was great fun to write! Septimus Crump is played by Paul O'Grady – I’ve always been aware that he’s a fan of The Avengers. It’s delightful that we finally got him.”

Christopher Benjamin returns as the spies’ superior, Mother in a talented ensemble cast which also includes Andrew Spooner (as Rupert), Abi Harris (as Bonnie Braithwaite) and Janet Amsden (as Betty Grudge).

The Avengers – The Comic Strip Adaptations Volume 7: Steed & Tara King is now available to pre-order for just £19.99 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £16.99 (download only) exclusively from

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.

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