Steed - Being the traditional drink of the British it should be no surprise that
tea was a common beverage of agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee) on the espionage
adventure THE AVENGERS/ABC/1966-69. Whereas the likes of secret agent James Bond
preferred his martini shaken not stirred, Steed preferred his tea with three
lumps of sugar, stirred anti-clockwise. This trivia bit was passed along by the
departing Mrs. Peel (Diana Rigg) to her replacement Tara King (Linda Thorson) on
the staircase outside Steed's apartment on the episode "The Forget-Me-Knot."
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