Yeah - the programme "Turtle's Progress" and only lasted one series. Turtle's progress was an allusion to the tortoise and the hare fable - with two sets of bad guys making their way to a fortune of stolen something or other. The other bad guys had all the flash and hard men -Turtle had his cunning and "Razor Eddie" - a not so bright but loyal to little Turtle "one man Seven Nations army". Turtle needed nothing more.
The fun was Razor use to exit from the room with several bad dudes muttering how he was history - there would be awful sounds off camera and Razor would re-emerge unscathed - the bad guys presumably dealt with. It was an adult use of violence and could be seen as a comedy in some respects.
Years before - an American TV show called "Hiram Holliday" with Wally Cox had a similar adult use of comedy. Cox literally played the 5 stone weakly that muscular bullies would tend to kick sand in the face of to impress the "laydees". The twist was he was an expert in defending himself and tended to beat the crap out of these bullies as part of his job as a sort of weedy James Bond.
I would suggest that the British sort of stole the Hiram Holliday idea later for the Gerald Harper vehicle "Adam Adamant" only this time our hero was a time traveller from the past who beat, or fenced the crap out of the bad guys and showed strange valour and chivalry for the damsels in peril. It also got him plenty of telephone numbers.
Yeah - Adam Adamant - They laid - he delivered! Adam Ant - They stood - he delivered. Prince Charming indeed! For Turtle's Progress I am surprised what they do put out on video sometimes but I suspect like never going back to a favourite spot in case it has been spoilt - actually re-watching these shows may mar a cherished memory.
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