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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Complete series cast summary:
 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)


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 <>

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29 September 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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The lead role was originally named Craig Bradford and Chuck Connors was the first choice before the character was renamed Harry Rule. See more »


Referenced in Dennis Spooner: Wanna Write a Television Series? (2009) See more »


Avenues and Alleyways
Written by Mitch Murray & Peter Callander
Sung by Tony Christie
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3 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I hope I never grow up enough to think this show is awful.I can see why people think it is dated,but I like it.The first episode is one of the best,it was very exciting. The theme tune is great as well as catchy.I often find myself humming it. Gerry Anderson fans might like it,but I think other people will think it is terrible.

It is one of my favourite Gerry Anderson shows.

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