He was dashing, debonair and daring. He had pledged to fight evil, to undertake any dangerous or delicate mission on behalf of his sovereign. He was fin de siecle gentleman, Adam Adamant. Was and is - for Adam Adamant Lives!
In 1966, the BBC turned to Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman and producer Verity Lambert for an idea to emulate ITV's success with The Avengers, Adam Adamant Lives! saw ever-so British star Gerald Harper take the lead role and Ridley Scott, acclaimed director of Gladiator and Alien, direct several episodes. Only two series were made but three decades later a certain Austin Powers exquisite parodied the series...
This Man Is The One: a new documentary hosted by The League of Gentlemen's Mark Gatiss, exclusive to this DVD, featuring Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Verity Lambert and Brian Clemens
Audio commentary for the first and last broadcast episodes featuring Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer and Verity Lambert (52 minutes)
Adam Adamant's Wheels: A 7-minute mini-documentary on Adam's faithful Mini Cooper!
Missing Sounds: an audio extract from the missing series 2 episode A Slight Case Of Reincarnation
Outtakes: Filming and studio outtakes from A Vintage Year For Scoundrels and Sing A Song Of Murder
Photo gallery: a photo gallery including colour pictures and some from the unbroadcast pilot episode, accompanied by music from the series (13 mins)
PDFs (DVD-Rom only. PC/Mac): the full scripts for the 12 missing broadcast episodes, the Adam Adamant Annual, the TV Comic, TV Comic Holiday Special and TV Comic Annual comic strip stories
Actors: Gerald Harper, Juliet Harmer, Jack May
Directors: Ridley Scott
Format: PAL, Subtitled
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 5
Studio: 2 Entertain Video
DVD Release Date: 24 Jul 2006
Run Time: 775 minutes
*1p less at Amazon, but no quido/RAC