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Adam Adamant Lives! (1966)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:39 pm
by The Nimon
Started watching this today, the first episode. It's rather good, I thought it'd be a bit slow like most 60s stuff but the first episode had a really good fast pace.

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:03 pm
by The Ginger Cat
Yeah this is quite a good little tv series, I watched it on dvd about a year ago after I'd bought it cheaply during a BBC shop sale and I really enjoyed it! :D

I found it a little bit similar in vein to 'The Avengers' or some of those other ITC crime fighting tv series of that era but that's no bad thing as I love all those type of shows!

I really liked Gerald Harper (Adam Adamant) and Juliet Harmer (Georgina Jones) in this series, I thought they were perfectly cast.

The only down point is, and I'm very sorry to bring this up here, that old bug bear especially amongst us Doctor Who fans, 'the missing episodes' that are lost mostly from series two of 'Adam Adamant Lives'. :(

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:17 pm
by The Nimon
The Ginger Cat wrote:Yeah this is quite a good little tv series, I watched it on dvd about a year ago after I'd bought it cheaply during a BBC shop sale and I really enjoyed it! :D

I found it a little bit similar in vein to 'The Avengers' or some of those other ITC crime fighting tv series of that era but that's no bad thing as I love all those type of shows!

I really liked Gerald Harper (Adam Adamant) and Juliet Harmer (Georgina Jones) in this series, I thought they were perfectly cast.

The only down point is, and I'm very sorry to bring this up here, that old bug bear especially amongst us Doctor Who fans, 'the missing episodes' that are lost mostly from series two of 'Adam Adamant Lives'. :(


Yes noticed that while going trough the viewing notes. Only one missing from series 1 and Series 2 only has 2 episodes surviving. Sad state of British TV

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:28 pm
by Llamastrangler
Here's hoping some of those episodes have been found.

Is it just me, or does Adam Adamant Lives have the greatest theme tune of all time?

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:02 pm
by The Ginger Cat
Llamastrangler wrote:Here's hoping some of those episodes have been found.

Is it just me, or does Adam Adamant Lives have the greatest theme tune of all time?


Yeah the theme tune, which was sung by Kathy Kirby, was quite memorable. I thought It sounded a little bit like a James Bond/Shirley Bassey type theme song. Very enjoyable. :)

And here it is.



Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:49 pm
by Llamastrangler
I think it sounds a lot like the Shirley Bassey James Bond themes, in a delightfully cheeky way!

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:13 am
by The Ginger Cat
The Nimon wrote:Started watching this today, the first episode. It's rather good, I thought it'd be a bit slow like most 60s stuff but the first episode had a really good fast pace.

So my lord 'Nimon', how goes this then? What did you think of the rest of 'Adam Adamant Lives' series? :)

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:17 pm
by The Nimon
The Ginger Cat wrote:
The Nimon wrote:Started watching this today, the first episode. It's rather good, I thought it'd be a bit slow like most 60s stuff but the first episode had a really good fast pace.

So my lord 'Nimon', how goes this then? What did you think of the rest of 'Adam Adamant Lives' series? :)


Sadly i've got a bit side tracked, as ever. Got 6 episodes in and its good fun, will try and get back to it soon.

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:34 pm
by Deleted User 5445
BBC4 repeated some episodes of this around 2006 which I watched and enjoyed. They repeated a lot of the Emma Peel Avengers shows around this time also.

I remember during the mid 90s the BBC use to repeat a few cult 60s programmes on Friday evenings (along with a Gerry Anderson favourite) which is where I first saw 'The Champions' and 'Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)' it would have been nice if they had of repeated 'Adam Adamant Lives' as well.

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:44 am
by The Ginger Cat
The Nimon wrote:
The Ginger Cat wrote:
The Nimon wrote:Started watching this today, the first episode. It's rather good, I thought it'd be a bit slow like most 60s stuff but the first episode had a really good fast pace.

So my lord 'Nimon', how goes this then? What did you think of the rest of 'Adam Adamant Lives' series? :)


Sadly i've got a bit side tracked, as ever. Got 6 episodes in and its good fun, will try and get back to it soon.

Did you ever get round to finishing off watching this series then? :)

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:37 pm
by The Nimon
The Ginger Cat wrote:
The Nimon wrote:
The Ginger Cat wrote:
The Nimon wrote:Started watching this today, the first episode. It's rather good, I thought it'd be a bit slow like most 60s stuff but the first episode had a really good fast pace.

So my lord 'Nimon', how goes this then? What did you think of the rest of 'Adam Adamant Lives' series? :)


Sadly i've got a bit side tracked, as ever. Got 6 episodes in and its good fun, will try and get back to it soon.

Did you ever get round to finishing off watching this series then? :)


Not yet, need to get back to it at some point. :oops:

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:18 am
by Llamastrangler
Every time I read this thread the theme tune gets lodged in my head!!!

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:43 am
by The Ginger Cat
Llamastrangler wrote:Every time I read this thread the theme tune gets lodged in my head!!!

lol, it's the 'So clever..but oh, so vulnerable.' line used throughtout the series that keeps running through mine! :)

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:28 pm
by Kajaboy
Llamastrangler wrote:Every time I read this thread the theme tune gets lodged in my head!!!


This?



Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:07 am
by Celestial Toymaker
The Ginger Cat wrote:
Llamastrangler wrote:Every time I read this thread the theme tune gets lodged in my head!!!

lol, it's the 'So clever..but oh, so vulnerable.' line used throughtout the series that keeps running through mine! :)


The lines "Bold as a knight in white armour. Cold as a shot from a gun" will be going through MY mind for days now. I just wish I could buy this series in The United States on region 1/NTSC. I've seen four or five on You Tube and enjoyed them much!... 8-)

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:46 am
by Heccypoo
I can't remember anything about this TV show, but I loved it as a 3 year old and used to pretend to be Adam Adamant...

Or was I confused with Atom Ant? :oops:





The theme 'song' does say Up and at them Atom,Atom Ant... :mrgreen:

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:07 am
by image45
still find it amazing/odd that I can just get my DVD box set out if I wish to watch any of the episodes.

I used to spend my time searching out any BBC F&VTL copies that had leaked out of the BBC archives on VHS. The challenge was of course attempting to find low generation dubs to DVD and complete versions as the audio tracks were often on sep-mags.

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:49 am
by johnnybear
I remember buying some bootlegs off the net years ago which were absolutely terrible in quality, really unwatchable! Glad they brought out the DVD set!
JB

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:31 pm
by shuzbot
I am watching a bit of Adam Adamant, never seen it before but it always gets mentioned in conjunction with Who so I thought I would give it a go!

The image quality is really good - must be 625 line :P

Re: Adam Adamant Lives!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:12 am
by The Ginger Cat
It did amuse me that he lived atop a multi-storey car park...