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 scenes around Piccadilly Circus where Adamant leaves the hospital lost and sees the bright lights for the first time was all filmed live using a 35MM camera.

Since the series was in production and not on air yet passersby probably thought that actor Gerald Harper was a crazy drunk waving his cane around! He also had to fall and "pass out" on several takes. When he started waving his sword at a Double Decker bus the traffic became snarled.(He acted as though he had seen a bus for the first time.)

He believed that the lights were the "fires of hell".

They had to film the scene and quickly leave before the police showed up. They didn't have any permits and feared of being arrested. See more »

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Featured in Elstree 1976 (2015) See more »

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Adam Adamant Theme
Written by Hal Shaper and David Lee
Performed by Kathy Kirby
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An unusual premise ripe for a remake.
24 October 1999 | by (CARDIFF, WALES.) – See all my reviews

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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