May 15, 2014 - TV Sci Fi


  • Question: In the classic 1960s British television series The Avengers, the ever-beautiful Diana Rigg played a character named Emma Peel; - how did the producers came up with this name? And while you are thinking... 
 
  • Answer: Brian Clements, one of the co-producers and writers of the series indicated that it was Diana Rigg herself who suggested the name. She believed that the character should have "man appeal", which evolved eventually into her character being named Emma Peel.