Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 1966
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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Adam Adamant Lives! (UK)

Adam Adamant Lives! was a British television series that ran from 1966 to 1967 on the BBC. Proposing that an adventurer from the early 20th century had been revived from hibernation in 1966, the show was a comedy adventure that took a satirical look at life in the 1960s through the eyes of an Edwardian.

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Last Episode

02x13 A Sinister Sort of Service Aired: Mar. 25, 1967

Is The Face behind a series of robberies?

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 2 seasons and 29 episodes air between 1966 and 1967.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • The scenes around Piccadilly Circus where Adamant leaves the hospital lost and sees the bright lights for the first time was all filmed live using a 35MM camera. Since the series was in…
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    The scenes around Piccadilly Circus where Adamant leaves the hospital lost and sees the bright lights for the first time was all filmed live using a 35MM camera. Since the series was in production and not on air yet passersby probably thought that actor Gerald Harper was a crazy drunk waving his cane around! He also had to fall and "pass out" on several takes. When he started waving his sword at a Double Decker bus the traffic became snarled.(He acted as though he had seen a bus for the first time.) He believed that the lights were the "fires of hell". They had to film the scene and quickly leave before the police showed up. They didn't have any permits and feared of being arrested.
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  • Sydney Newman conceived The Avengers while at ABC TV and having writer Brian Clemens flesh out the concept. He would later move over to BBC Television and create Adam Adamant with Verity Lambert.
  • The Adam Adamant character was based on the book character Sexton Blake. Blake was created in 1883 by Hal Meredith. Blake was considered a Sherlock Holmes knockoff. While Holmes deduced his…
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    The Adam Adamant character was based on the book character Sexton Blake. Blake was created in 1883 by Hal Meredith. Blake was considered a Sherlock Holmes knockoff. While Holmes deduced his way to solving a case, Blake solved it with a bit of more violence. He was also more a hit with the younger readers. Newman could not secure the rights to the Sexton Blake character so he created one. Despite not being able to secure the rights to Sexton Blake, The Blake character was serialized on BBC Radio in the 1940's and on BBC TV in the 1970's.
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