Adam Adamant Lives!

BBC (ended 1967)





Adam Adamant Lives! Fan Reviews (3)

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  • Adam Adamant Lives! again

    Adam Adamant Lives! tv series was a potentially clever premise. However, it suffered from a number of problems; Adam himself had no history of his own; it suffered from poor scripts, too many purloined Avengers (UK) and The Saint stories; Adam himself was out-of-sync with his own era; I can remember from my childhood that the Llewellyn family of North Wales were fed-up with sackloads of fanmail arriving; each of the stories should have been linked to his own era; The Face was obviously modelled on Dr. Who's Ice Warriors - the need for cold, the mask, the hissing voice.

    I wish that I had been a script-writer in those days!

  • Ripe for a remake.

    This unusual show ran for two seasons on British TV in the 60's and was an attempt by the BBC to emulate the success of "THE AVENGERS" and is very similar in tone.The premise was that a Victorian gentleman adventurer called Adam Adamant was lured into a trap by his arch-enemy The Face and frozen in a slab of ice where he laid for over 60 years until in 1966 workmen excavating the premises discovered him and he was thawed out. Escaping from hospital and bewildered by the sights and sounds of contemporary London, he is rescued by a typical 60's babe called Georgina Jones, whose grandfather had told her tales of the adventures of Adamant whom he had known in his youth. Together they join forces to fight crime in the present day with Adamant using his formidable skill with sword and fist to see them through many deadly encounters.

    The hero was played with considerable panache by Gerald Harper who gave Adamant a winning combination of ruthlessness and charm. The series is rarely seen today and looks somewhat dated (it was not on film) but if ever a TV show from the 60's should be remade it is certainly this one.
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    I like this show alot cause it gives me everything i want to see its very good and something i like to watch this show has good and bad point about it but its ultimatly good entertainment for me and my friends and family it i think its a good show with informative and insightful situations that people can relate to in there own way , This is a show that i caould watch without flipping the station to find what else is on , i recommend anyone to atleast watch it once to see if they like it like i do