Saints and Avengers: British Adventure Series of the 1960s

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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 unique television genre for the first time. James Chapman uses case studies to look at the thrillers’ representations of national identity, and the world of the '60's and '70's. Chapman also asserts 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.

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James Chapman is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the Open University.

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Journal of British Cinema and Television: "readable and pathbreaking book" "subtle and perspicacious" "deserves a wide readership" Journal of Contemporary History: "...an eloquent case for the significance of these programmes."

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