THE GREAT MULLARD MAGIC BLOG — john steed
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Major, The Honourable, John Wickham Gascoyne Beresford Steed, MC, OM usually known as John Steed, is a fictional British Intelligence agent in both the 1960s British spy series The Avengers and its 1970s sequel The New Avengers and played by Patrick McNee. Steed was educated at Eton where he got into a fight with James Bond , the school bully. After a succession of escapades which were frowned upon he was eventually expelled. Steed went on to distinguish himself in WW2 initially serving as a Royal Navy motor torpedo boat commander before transferring to the Coldstream Guards and thence to the Intelligence Corps. His military career resulted in...
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