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The Protectors 

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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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1974   1973   1972  
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Complete series cast summary:
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
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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 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 fraud 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. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Adventure | Crime

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Robert Vaughn enjoyed spending time in England whilst making the series. He stated that London was a favourite city of his. See more »

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Avenues and Alleyways
Written by Mitch Murray & Peter Callander
Sung by Tony Christie
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Perhaps the last of the half-hour adventure series.
12 December 1999 | by TomReedSee all my reviews

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kein Pardon für Schutzengel See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Veneto, Italy

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(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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