Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Day 194/365 Jazz In All the Right Places

One of my addictions is a Sixties TV show The Avengers, the episodes with Patrick MacNee and Diana Rigg. As a child I remember playing Avengers in the backyard with friends, using sticks as stylish British canes, and imagining myself wearing one of Mrs. Peel's leather catsuits.

Somehow John Steed and Mrs. Peel always manage to solve the crime with style, dry wit, and a disdain for guns.

My kind of crimefighters.

The distinctive theme song sounds just as intriguing today as it did 45 years ago. (That HAS to be a calculator error, it cannot POSSIBLY be 45 years since Emma Peel sauntered across TV screens).

Last Saturday Sir John Dankworth passed away - one of Britain's great jazz musicians, husband to jazz singer Cleo Laine, influenced greatly by Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker, and, composer of The Avengers theme.



  1. Hey! Just found your blog - Love It!! Made it to Day 21 - must hurry through Sat hswk on this cold, suddenly snowy am to get back to Day 22 and beyond. A Greek rainbarrel w/ free shipping??? I think I hear the sound of the delivery truck now!:) Thank You! for sharing!!

  2. The 365 thing is hard to do isn't it!
    Anywhoo...I just discovered recently that Ducky from NCIS was on The Avengers. Not sure who he was on there, but next time I will have to watch for him!