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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
29 September 1972 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters... See more »
Plot Keywords:
Spy
Awards:
1 win See more »
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(16 articles)
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Cast

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Robert Vaughn ... 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)
Gus ... Harry's Dog / ... (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Series Directed by
Jeremy Summers (17 episodes, 1972-1974)
Don Chaffey (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Hough (5 episodes, 1972-1974)
Charles Crichton (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Don Leaver (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Cyril Frankel (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
Michael Lindsay-Hogg (3 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Writing credits
Tony Barwick (11 episodes, 1972-1974)
Donald James (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
Brian Clemens (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Trevor Preston (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Terry Nation (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jesse Lasky Jr. (3 episodes, 1973)
Pat Lasky (3 episodes, 1973)
John Goldsmith (2 episodes, 1972)
Shane Rimmer (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Kruse (2 episodes, 1973)

Series Produced by
Gerry Anderson .... producer (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
Reg Hill .... producer (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
Desmond Saunders .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Original Music by
John Cameron (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brendan J. Stafford (50 episodes, 1972-1974)
Frank Watts (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Lane (43 episodes, 1972-1974)
Mike Campbell (21 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bert Rule (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
John S. Smith (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Casting by
Mary Selway (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Michael Barnes (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bob Bell (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
 
Series Makeup Department
Betty Sherriff .... hairdressing (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
Eddie Knight .... make-up (39 episodes, 1972-1974)
Basil Newall .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Production Management
Sherwood Price .... executive in charge of production / executive in charge: Ferdporqui Productions (52 episodes, 1972-1974)
Norman Foster .... production manager (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Desmond Saunders .... post-production supervisor (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Malcolm Christopher .... production manager / unit production manager (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Hollands .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1972-1973)
Gino Marotta .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Bracknell .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director: second unit (4 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Art Department
Keith Wilson .... assistant art director (23 episodes, 1973-1974)
Michael Ford .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Sound Department
J.B. Smith .... sound recordist (48 episodes, 1972-1974)
Dennis Whitlock .... sound recordist (40 episodes, 1972-1974)
Peter Pennell .... sound editor (25 episodes, 1972-1974)
John Beaton .... sound editor / boom operator (20 episodes, 1972-1974)
Len Abbott .... sound recordist (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Brian Holland .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bill Rowe .... sound (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
David Bowen .... sound (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert T. MacPhee .... sound (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Alan Willis .... sound editor / sound mixer (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Stunts
Roy Vincente .... stunt director (19 episodes, 1972-1973)
Fred Haggerty .... stunt director (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Sturgess .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Winbolt .... camera operator (25 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Germinal Rangel .... gowns: Miss Porter / gowns: Miss Porter's / ... (50 episodes, 1972-1974)
James Smith .... wardrobe supervisor (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Frank Vinall .... wardrobe (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe (18 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Editorial Department
David Lane .... supervising editor (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Music Department
Alan Willis .... music editor (51 episodes, 1972-1974)
John Cameron .... musical director (49 episodes, 1972-1974)
Mitch Murray .... composer: theme song "Avenues and Alleyways" / composer: theme "Avenues and Alleyways" (26 episodes, 1972-1973)
Peter Callander .... composer: theme song "Avenues and Alleyways" / lyrics: theme "Avenues and Alleyways" (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Other crew
Tony Barwick .... script editor / story editor (45 episodes, 1972-1974)
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity (45 episodes, 1972-1974)
Arnold Ross .... location manager (14 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Carter .... location manager (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Doreen Soan .... continuity (5 episodes, 1973)
Brian Heard .... location manager (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
 

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30 min (52 episodes)
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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 »
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Avenues and AlleywaysSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps the last of the half-hour adventure series., 12 December 1999
Author: Thomas E. Reed from Orlando, FL

I remember seeing this series in Saint Louis, running as the last thing Sunday night. As an old fan of "The Man from UNCLE," I was curious to see Robert Vaughn playing an older, cynical, grouchier version of Napoleon Solo. Vaughn's personal liberal sentiments occasionally showed through, in one episode involving a military intelligence case. His Harry Rule character showed nothing but contempt for the way the military operated and its goals.

On the other hand, there was a small amount of goofiness. One episode I recall had Rule and his Italian costar stopping a neo-Nazi plot. Instead of contributing the gold they seized that was intended to revive the Third Reich to a charity cause, they stuck it in a Swiss bank. Not precisely heroic behavior.

One other note: Faberge, the perfume company, made the series (it was "A Brut Production") and the show contained a lot of "barter" spots for the Brut line of men's care products.

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