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Created by Sydney Newman, the series began in January of 1961 and ended in September 1969. It starred Patrick MacNee as Steed and various actresses as his sidekick; among them Diana Rigg as Mrs Peel and Honour Blackman as Dr. Catherine Gale.
The show can be described as a James Bond-type spoof. Similar to American show, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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