Adam Adamant Lives! (1966–1967)

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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 »

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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)
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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

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The series suffered from the BBC's lack of a proper archiving policy until 1978. It was BBC policy before 1978 to wipe master tapes and reuse them for other programmes, hence saving money and storage space. Twelve episodes out of the twenty-nine made for this series are believed to no longer exist. Season 1 is almost complete with only one episode missing (Ticket to Terror), whilst Season 2 is almost completely missing with only two episodes surviving (Black Echo and A Sinister Sort of Service). In 2003, D for Destruction, the Season 1 finale episode, was recovered from the BBC in a mislabeled film can. It was previously an episode thought not to exist. See more »

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Adam Adamant Theme
Written by Hal Shaper and David Lee
Performed by Kathy Kirby
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14 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having just turned off half way through the first episode, I'm afraid in my opinion Adam Adamant Lives was badly acted and had an appalling script. Adamant is meant to be an Edwardian gent, but has never come across underground trains, escalators, cars, electric lights or telephones. Of course this is a fantasy but I do expect a certain amount of internal consistency. Why not have Adamant as a Victorian detective (say having been frozen for 100 years instead of 60)? I don't feel I need to make allowances for the budget or the production values that British TV had at the time - it costs nothing to have a decent standard of script writing or acting.


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