Adam Adamant Lives!: Season 2, Episode 13

A Sinister Sort of Service (25 Mar. 1967)

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Adam's 100th birthday celebration is cut short by a London crime wave: six simultaneous robberies that very night. Adam investigations start at Surveillance Services, where he takes an immediate distrust to the crime analyzing computer.

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Gerald Harper ...
Juliet Harmer ...
Jack May ...
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Jason Lang
Frances Cuka ...
Sandra Verrel
David Garth ...
Sir Nigel Dee
Peter Ducrow ...
John Crocker ...
Jeweller
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Furrier
Josef Zaranoff ...
Miklo
Alf Joint ...
1st Judo Student
Clare Jenkins ...
S.S. Girl
Mark Moss ...
Thomas
James Bulmer ...
S.S. Man
Bill Lyons ...
S.S. Man
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Adam's 100th birthday celebration is cut short by a London crime wave: six simultaneous robberies that very night. Adam investigations start at Surveillance Services, where he takes an immediate distrust to the crime analyzing computer.

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A sinister sort of let down
14 October 2010 | by (Manchester,UK) – See all my reviews

This was the finale of series 2, which ended up being the final episode ever. Sadly - after I'd enjoyed the preceding episodes so much - this came as a bit of a let down, and I'd foolishly saved this final treat for a special night. There's nothing all that wrong with it really, it's just that I found the first half a bit slow and if I'm honest a bit dull - about some blokes doing a bit of robbery. Then the pace begins to quicken when there seem to be SS overtones and finally The Face is revealed as the diabolical mastermind behind the whole caper. The climax is also… not really a climax at all; it's the opposite of a climax. Our hero defeats the ruthless SS-style officers by… spraying a fire extinguisher at them. Come on, there needs to be a battle of some sort where Adam really struggles to triumph, instead it's all a bit lame, a bit too easy. I feel the previous surviving episode, Black Echo, would have made a much more appropriate final instalment. Nevertheless, it's still very watchable – I think I probably built it up in my own mind too much – it's escapist fun and it's harmless. I was really sorry the series is all over, but what a find! At least we have 17 surviving episodes of Adam Adamant, and who knows – maybe there are more out there.

The cancellation seemed to come at a ridiculous time. Generally the series seemed to be getting better and (from the little we have available to watch) seemed to be comfortable with itself. I'm sure there were a lot more great adventures to come. Shame.


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