As we announced earlier today, the very sad passing of Patrick Macnee, we would also take this opportunity to celebrate that the fact that both Patrick Macnee and Peter Cushing had the opportunity work together working together several times...not just 1968. In 68 Patrick was very much established in a superb tv programme made in the UK called The Avengers...Peter worked with both Patrick and Diana Rigg on this programme.
Then in 1970, Macnee and Cushing both 'landed' in a film called 'Incense For The Damned' aka 'Bloodsuckers' It received a limited release at the time, but seems to have found something of a 'cult-status' in the land of '100 Horror Poor and Weird Film' dvd compilations, these day.
Then in 1978, the Avengers tv series was rebooted and relaunched and in it's first episode, not only brought us Macgee and Cushing ....but also two new side kicks for Macgee, Gareth Hunt as 'Tough man' Gambit and Joanna Lumley as Purdey.....who not only supplied buckets of sex appeal to the tea time Sunday evening programe, but high kicks and a hair style that anyone who considered themselves a bit of a catch, were proudly modeling within days of the first programme being broadcast! Lumley had played Cushing grand-daughter Jessica Van Helsing in Hammer films 'The Satanic rites of Dracula' (1973)
Read all about th Avengers episode with a 'twist'. Right HERE