Shown in Great Britain for more than five years (debuting in 1961) before it caught on in America, "The Avengers" is a secret-agent thriller that almost bests James Bond. Jonathan Steed - an urbane, proper gentleman spy - and adventurous citizen Emma Peel repeatedly saved the world from diabolical schemes plotted by equally diabolical evil-doers (among them robots and man-eating monsters). Emma Peel, in her leather boots and mini-skirts, is now considered one of the most liberated women on 60's television.
Air Dates: 1961 - Present
Genres: Crime drama, Adventure