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Adam Adamant Lives! 

In 1902, Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant is frozen alive in a block of ice by his arch-nemesis, the Face. In 1966, workmen discover him and he is revived, perfectly preserved but ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Gerald Harper Gerald Harper ...  Adam Adamant 29 episodes, 1966-1967
Juliet Harmer ...  Georgina Jones 29 episodes, 1966-1967
Jack May Jack May ...  William E. Simms 27 episodes, 1966-1967
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In 1902, Edwardian adventurer Adam Adamant is frozen alive in a block of ice by his arch-nemesis, the Face. In 1966, workmen discover him and he is revived, perfectly preserved but completely bewildered by his new environment, "swinging 60s" London, until he meets up with the beautiful Georgina Jones, who helps him adapt. Before long, he is back to adventuring, solving crime and fighting evil wherever it may lurk. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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UK

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English

Release Date:

3 June 1966 (UK) See more »

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(29 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1966 the Kathy Kirby-performed song, "The Adam Adamant Theme", was released on Decca Records, where it was backed with "Will I Never Learn". The disc number is F.12432. See more »

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Referenced in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

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The Adam Adamant Theme
Written by Hal Shaper and David Lee
Performed by Kathy Kirby
[series theme tune]
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A series that is different and original.
18 November 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

"Adam Adamant Lives" was something quite different from the BBC in attempting to be a more original television series. I became susceptible to this from the moment I first heard of this series. It is about the coming together of two completely different worlds and cultures - the former being the very early 1900s and the latter being the swinging 1960s. I found the opening episode to be ideal in setting up the regular cast and Gerald Harper in particular. The opening scene where Adamant has a confrontation with his arch nemesis before being frozen alive is very exciting and imaginative. He displays much vulnerability in his adjusting to what was then modern day England and plays his role very well. I can't understand why some episodes were shot on film and others on videotape but it is of little consequence. As with most programmes of this era, a number of episodes of "Adam Adamant Lives" are still missing from the archives (thanks a f****** bunch BBC!). However, the ones that do exist present a pretty good idea at how this series works. I find most of the instalments to be thoroughly enjoyable and I like the way that Adam Adamant brings his own set of Edwardian values into the modern day. Typically, the budget was pretty modest but it's the writing and the acting that matter.


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