The Protectors (1972–1973)

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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

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 Harry Rule (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
Nyree Dawn Porter ...
 Contessa Caroline di Contini / ... (51 episodes, 1972-1974)
Tony Anholt ...
 Paul Buchet (42 episodes, 1972-1974)
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the leader of the group. The Contessa lived in Italy and, when she wasn't working with Harry, ran her own detective agency that specialized in exposing art frauds and recovering stolen art. Paul Buchet worked out of Paris, and was the group's researcher and gadget specialist. Their adventures ranged from simple kidnapping to convoluted cases of international intrigue. Since the episodes were only half-an-hour long, the show's forte was fast paced but straightforward action. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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One of Gerry Anderson's only non-science fiction efforts, and his first since Crossroads to Crime (1960). See more »

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Avenues and Alleyways
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Strong adventure premise
12 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Rather than the glib UNCLE show, this effort for Robert V. had a believable conceit - a small group of bodyguard/detectives hires themselves out to whomever can afford them (without crossing their moral scruples). CEOs and governments were frequent customers of The Protectors, never mob or terrorist elements. As with the best in series television, a good premise and tight chemistry in the cast usually overcame mediocre scripts.


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