"Purdey" is the code name of a character from the British television series "The New Avengers," played by actress Joanna Lumley. Purdey is a highly skilled agent who works for a top-secret British intelligence agency alongside her partners John Steed and Mike Gambit.

Purdey is known for her toughness, intelligence, and beauty. She is an expert in martial arts, marksmanship, and driving, and is often called upon to use her physical skills in the field. Despite her combat abilities, Purdey is also a cultured and elegant woman who enjoys fine art, fashion, and literature.

Purdey is often portrayed as the equal of her male counterparts, holding her own in dangerous situations and contributing to the success of her team. She is also known for her quick wit and sense of humor, which adds a lighthearted tone to the show's otherwise serious tone.

Purdey's character has been noted for breaking gender stereotypes at the time, as she was a strong and capable female character in a genre dominated by male heroes. Her character has also been celebrated for being a positive role model for young girls, inspiring them to pursue their dreams and to stand up for themselves.