|Recording The Avengers at Sonovision
Studios in South Africa.
And Diane Appleby
|On Monday 6th December 1971 at 7:16pm, Sonovision's The
Avengers made its radio debut in South Africa. The Avengers
very quickly became a hit show. Its stars, Diane Appleby and
Donald Monat, soon found themselves very much the center
of attention, proving to be very popular in their roles. In South
Africa at this time there was not a major television network set
up. What they had was radio. While we watched John Steed
and Emma Peel they only heard them. Hugh Rouse was
narrator on this radio version. There is little information that
could help form a broadcast order. I found this series by
accident. If you were a fan of the TV show you may enjoy this
also. Each episode is about fifteen minutes long.
|I will always remember when I was first
introduced to John Stead and Emma Peel.
They brought something to the television,
a cross between an English gentleman and
a modern woman. They were and still are
the best Avenger mix ever.
Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg.
|Michael Mayer, Diane Appleby and June
Dixon record an early episode of
|The Avengers aired in a prime-time slot on one of South Africa's most popular commercial channels, Springbok
Radio. Each Monday to Friday evening, listeners were able to tune in to The Avengers between 7.15 and 7.30pm
on the station's evening frequencies - 4945kHz and 6195kHz.
|"from the makers of
Cold Water Omo"