Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967)

TV Series  -   -  Adventure | Sci-Fi
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 115 users  
Reviews: 6 user

Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant is frozen alive in a block of ice by his arch-nemesis The Face in 1902 ; in 1966 workmen discover him and he is revived, perfectly preserved... but ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 81 titles
created 25 Jun 2012
 
a list of 981 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 240 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
a list of 361 titles
created 11 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967)

Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Adam Adamant Lives!.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1967   1966  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Duellists (1977)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Set during the grand, sweeping Napoleonic age, an officer in the French army insults another officer and sets off a life-long enmity. The two officers, D'Hubert and Feraud, cross swords ... See full summary »

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco
Doomwatch (1970–1972)
Sci-Fi | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates
White Squall (1996)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage
Mogul (1965–1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Adventure drama series based around the fictitious Mogul Oil Company and the exploits of its chief 'troubleshooter' Peter Thornton.

Stars: Geoffrey Keen, Philip Latham, Ray Barrett
Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay
Half Hour Story (TV Series 1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Geraldine Moffat, Angela Baddeley, Gwen Cherrell
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenage boy plays truant from school, and spends the day riding around the town and the deserted beach on his bicycle, letting his mind wander as he imagines he is the only person in the world.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Tony Scott
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: David Graham, Anya Major
Hadleigh (1969–1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Gerald Harper, Peter Dennis, Ambrosine Phillpotts
The Quatermass Experiment (TV Series 1953)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Professor Bernard Quatermass, Director General of the British Experimental Rocket Group, launches the first manned space flight from Australia. A malfunction sends the rocket and its three ... See full summary »

Stars: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly
A for Andromeda (TV Series 1961)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set in 1970, a team of scientists decipher a mysterious signal from space and discover that it provides instructions to build a powerful super-computer. Once built, this computer provokes ... See full summary »

Stars: Esmond Knight, Patricia Kneale, Peter Halliday
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Gerald Harper ...
 Adam Adamant (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Juliet Harmer ...
 Georgina Jones (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack May ...
 William E. Simms (27 episodes, 1966-1967)
Edit

Storyline

Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant is frozen alive in a block of ice by his arch-nemesis The Face in 1902 ; in 1966 workmen discover him and he is revived, perfectly preserved... but completely bewildered by his new environment, "swinging 60's" London, until he meets up with the beautiful Georgina Jones, who helps him adapt - and before long, he is back to adventuring, solving crime & fighting evil wherever it may lurk... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 June 1966 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the series' original pilot episode the part of Georgie was played by Ann Holloway. Although elements of the pilot were used in the existing opening instalment, there is currently no known copy of this untransmitted edition in existence. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Cult of...: Adam Adamant Lives! (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Adam Adamant Theme
Written by Hal Shaper and David Lee
Performed by Kathy Kirby
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Have an Adam Adamant
4 September 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I'm pleased to report that Adam Adamant remains largely as entertaining to its fans who remember it as when first viewed 40 years back. Adamant is the gracious man of action propelled through the marvels of suspended animation by a devious foe, Samurai Jack-like, to the future

  • an enigmatic event revisited in brief flash back by the programme


most weeks. And best of all at the start of each episode, the larger than life mood is set splendidly by a memorable Goldfinger-like ballad, sung by a full throated Kathy Kirby.

The first episode sets up the key situation, and all the others I have seen thereafter take place in the 60's, with the now 99 year-old, but still youthful, adventurer taking on a different bunch of foes each week - often at the unoffficial behest of the British Government, who value his peculiar, off beat talent for sniffing out dire deeds.

Aiding Adamant in his efforts is a vaguely camp, risqué limerick loving, manservant Simms - permanently installed in his discreet flat hidden above a London car park - and Miss Jones (Juliet Harmer), a young, impulsive, typically swinging sixties bird, who inevitably gets into scrapes and precipitates the main crisis each week as she gets captured. Adamant himself is amusingly disdainful of modern mores and fashions - although he does allow himself the pleasure of driving a mini one notices. He also remains impeccably dressed in the style of a 1880's gentleman, complete with spats, waist coat and a sword stick (making up an odd if dashing, figure, never made an object of derision, even by his fiercest enemies).

Those who enjoy the tongue in cheek qualities which hallmarked The Avengers will find some similarities here, not just in the dashing, Steed-like turn out of the central character (and indeed it shares at least one of that programme's writers, Brian Clemens, at times) although it has to be admitted the better known show deserves its superior reputation. The Adamant script formula is fairly rigid by comparison, with the same set ups each week - including the prompt and slightly ludicrous appearance of Miss Jones as employee in every establishment which finds itself under suspicion - and it lacks the implicit sexual magneticism, larger budget, and surreal sophistication of the other show. Despite the best charms of Miss Jones, Adamant is above real flirtation (although he is a ladies' man in his own, genteel way) an element of his character which somewhat weakens a potentially interesting relationship.

More often than not Adam confronts each week a conspiracy of some sort against the general public or public finances, whether it originates from a bunch of crooked embalmers, religious fanatics, frock designers, casino operators, record companies and soap manufacturers - or even from those who, in one episode, plan to devastate Blackpool's golden mile, with exploding light bulbs no less.

The best moments of the series are usually in the weird Adamant household, with some low level bitching usually going on between frosty, ever loyal manservant and Miss Jones. Some episodes rise to very entertaining heights, notably the one set within a fashion house this while, as Adamant kills the odd henchman with his sword stick or exposes the workings of an evil escort agency, one is reminded that not all viewers would have been youngsters. But over all, its very atmospheric fun, marvelously preserved, very much of its period if you care for the time capsule experience.

The set includes a whimsical, but ultimately not very informative, commentary on one or two shows by the now elderly Adamant (Gerald Harper) and associates, as well as a documentary and stills from the missing episodes. No less a talent than Ridley Scott worked on one episode - very much a journeyman effort - of which not all exist. Those which do are largely from the first of two seasons. Fortunately each one stands alone, enjoyable in their own right.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who would you cast in a remake? fordcastellan
clasp of death phoyah
Discuss Adam Adamant Lives! (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page