The Avengers


Way back when the British spy drama The Avengers made its way to North American TV screens in the mid-’60s, I was more into Hot Wheels than hot babes. My TV thrills were found watching Batman, and perhaps Get Smart! and Lost in Space — not some imported, tongue-in-cheek James Bond hour for adults. Yet,

Early on in Patrick Macnee’s rollicking, anecdotal autobiography, Blind in One Ear, the actor describes his great-grandfather Daniel Patrick Macnee as a randy, free-spirited artist known to his friends as “The Prince of Raconteurs.” Like his namesake, the thrice-married actor picked up where the old boy left off with tales of life, lust and showbiz behaviour