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11 June 1982: Daily Mirror

Emma Peels Back The Years

Actress Diana Rigg got a big kick out of playing Emma Peel in The Avengers. She roughed up the baddies with judo-kicks and the part made her famous.

That was years ago. Diana says: "Not many people recognise me in the street now." But that will change soon.

The Avengers is the first of a new screening of the classic series and the show could become a cult all over again. The bowler-hatted Steed will join the elegant Emma in the adventures.

Diana, who has just finished filming the Agatha Christie mystery Witness for the Prosecution for American TV, still keeps in touch with Macnee who now lives in Palm Springs. "Our work on the Avengers led to a lasting friendship," says Diana.


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