|Mrs. Emma Peel|
Mrs. Peel rarely needed rescuing and sometimes needed to rescue her partner in fighting crime John Steed...with whom she had a very flirtaeous relationship. Mrs. Peel husband's plane had disappeared over the Amazon but he does reappear in her final episode.
Mrs. Peel is a great TV character and feminist icon. She showed girls that you can kick-ass with style.
My next inductee is DCI Gene Hunt from Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. He's sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic and a completely lovable old-fashioned copper. He's also an enigma...is he real or is he the figment of Sam and Alex's imagination?