The "arc" is a series of stories meant to flesh out the timeline of the series. They take place before, during, and after the events of the show, and I try my best to adhere to, and incorporate, the canon. Generally they can be read in any order, but sometimes things from earlier stories are alluded to. I use the production order and dates of the episodes for my timeline/template. A list of the episodes in that order can be found at The Avengers Forever. They were originally written in random order, but I've posted them here in the order in which they're meant to be read.
The purpose of the series is to follow the evolution of the relationship between Purdey and Gambit, and, to a lesser extent, the relationship between Purdey, Gambit, and Steed, over time.
I'm writing for the arc again, as I've still got at least one story in mind. I'm hoping I can keep the momentum going to at least get as far as I planned when I started.
Fandom: Absolutely Fabulous, Class Act (TV), New Avengers (TV), Night and Day (TV), Sapphire and Steel, That Beryl Marston...!, Upstairs Downstairs
22 Jul 2013
From 1976-1977, Gareth Hunt and Joanna Lumley played opposite each other as Mike Gambit and Purdey in "The New Avengers." They had great chemistry, and the actors remained friends for 30 years, until Gareth's death in 2007. However, despite how much they enjoyed working together, they went on to star in only two projects together, and shared screentime in only one of them, a single scene that involved barely any interaction between them. Because of that, I thought it would be fun to have characters played by Gareth and Joanna in other series interact with one another, so we'd have people who looked like Purdey and Gambit sharing scenes without actually *playing* Purdey and Gambit. I did it once with "Sapphire and Steel" and "Upstairs, Downstairs," and then ended up doing it again. And again. So I thought it'd be a good idea to stick them all together, just in case I do more. Just a bit of fun with some of the characters played by two of my favourite actors. :-)