This Man is The One!
January 15, 2011 8:10 AM Subscribe
A comedy about an English adventurer, very much a product of his time, frozen for decades only to be defrosted in modern-day London
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, where his challenges range from fighting petty thugs to understanding a world with totally different behaviors
and sexual mores
*, to the inevitable face-off with a villain from his own time.
And all this with a great swinging 60's vibe!
The show was Adam Adamant Lives!
, and it was Sydney Newman and Verity Lambert's 1966 followup to a slightly longer lasting show
they had done for the BBC a few years prior. A clear product of the time, with Avengers
-inspired characters and a super-awesome Goldfinger-styled theme song
, Adam Adamant Lives!
helped begin the career of a celebrated director
, and has had lasting influence on many writers
, at least one musician
, and, of course, the occasional former SNL cast member
While the show only lasted two seasons
, with nearly half of the show lost to the BBC's short-sightedness
, it can be found on DVD
, and reairs on BBC4
from time to time (most recently in 2008).
(*Realplayer link, used here for the comfort of any readers here who were recently thawed out from 1998.)