This glossy, stylish series was one of the company’s most lavish and ambitious projects. Thunderbirds’ Gerry Anderson and Reg Hill produced The Protectors for ATV and it proved to be a big success with ITV audiences.
Thunderbirds’ Gerry Anderson and Reg Hill produced The Protectors for ATV and it proved to be a big success with ITV audiences.
This glossy, stylish series was one of the company’s most lavish and ambitious projects, boasting intriguing, action-packed storylines and location filming in some of Europe’s most glamorous cities. John Thaw, Diana Quick, Stephanie Beacham, Peter Bowles, Patrick Troughton and George Baker are among the many stars making guest appearances, while Tony Christie sings the show’s theme tune, Avenues and Alleyways – a UK Top 40 hit on its re-release in 2005.
This 7-disc set comprises all 52 half-hour episodes, originally aired between 1972 and 1974.
In this storyline each of the world’s major cities has its best detective agency, and each of these has its best agents; super-agents like The Protectors. The most sensitive, baffling, dangerous assignments are handled by this trio of adventurers with no equal among private eyes. In their nerve-tingling assignments, they function as a highly trained team, but they know that the next mission might mean death – and they live as if each moment were their last. Robert Vaughn stars as Harry Rule, the suave American who leads their operations and works from a London office; Nyree Dawn Porter is the elegant, Rome-based Contessa di Contini, and Tony Anholt is Paul Buchet, a French agent operating out of a Paris apartment.
An extensive collection of photographs from the ITC stills library and PDF format items showing original promotional material and the 1972 press information brochure.