The Avengers remains one of the great institutions of British television, a landmark series and the epitome of the swinging 60s. This debut release on vinyl features highlights of music from the Tara King era series of The Avengers by composer Howard Blake, taken from the CD release (2011). Following on from Johnny Dankworth and Laurie Johnson (whose classic theme opens this release), Blake delivered his own distinctive musical style to the hippest show on TV. He was awarded the OBE in 1994, after a music career covering everything from choral works and ballet to film and TV. His music for the Christmas perennial The Snowman, with its magical Walking in the Air theme has become a seasonal standard.