Gerald Harper stars as the Edwardian crime-fighter Adam
Adamant, in Adam Adamant Lives! which ran on BBC Television
from 1966 until 1967. Adamant has for the past sixty-four
years been in suspended-animation after being injected with a drug
which paralysed him. He had then been frozen in a block of ice by
his arch-nemesis The Face (Peter Ducrow).
In 1966, a group of demolition workers discover Adam
in his frozen state in the building where he has languished for over
half a century. Adam is revived and later learns that The
Face has also made the transition into the middle of the
Following the huge success of Danger Man
and The Saint on ITV, the BBC came up with Adam Adamant
Lives! This short-lived series followed the exploits of Adam
Llewellyn De- Vere Adamant (Gerald Harper) who awakens from his
frozen state to find he has been transported in time from his Edwardian
era into a society which seems to be its antithesis. The storylines for
the series rely to a large degree on the contrasting juxtaposition of
the two eras.
Nightclub D.J. Georgina
Jones (Juliet Harmer) is Adamant's
'sidekick' and accomplice in his modern-day
exploits. Georgina has long
been an admirer of Adamant after
learning of his
'derring-do' from her grandfather. Adam's
butler is William E. Simms, a
Hall artiste played by Jack May. Adam
Adamant has his old home
reproduced on top of a multi-strorey car park and he later purchases a
Mini Cooper S.
Adam Adamant Lives!
had a run of 29 black & white episodes of 50 minutes duration over
two seasons. A pilot episode was made, but never broadcast,
although some scenes from it were cut into the first broadcast
episode. Adam Adamant Lives!
was created by Sydney Newman and produced by Verity Lambert. It
is believed that only 17 episodes of the series now remain. The Adam Adamant theme song is
performed by Kathy
Opening title sequence & episode clips from the BBC