CTVA UK - "The Adventurer" (ITC)(1972-73) starring Gene Barrry, Barry Morse

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The Classic TV Archive - UK Crime Adventure Series

Gene Barry Series:
Bat Masterson (1959-63)  - Burke's Law (1963-66)
 - The Name of The Game  (1968-71)
The Adventurer (UK)(ITC) (1972)   -  Burke's Law (1994-95)


The Adventurer (1972-73)
   Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

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THE ADVENTURER
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Scoton production
for
Incorporated Television Company Ltd (ITC)(Lew Grade)
Filmed at EMI Studios Elstree
and on location in England and the South of France
Series created by: Monty Berman and Dennis Spooner
Producer: Monty Berman
Associate Producer: Barry Delmaine
Executive Story Consultant: Dennis Spooner
Creative Consultant: Cyril Frankel

UK Detective series 1972-73   26 episodes x 30 min  (16mm Color Film)
starring
Gene Barry
as Gene Bradley
with
Barry Morse as Parminter
Catherine Schell as Diane (11 episodes)
Garrick Hagon as Gavin (10 episodes)

Stuart Damon as Vince (eps #2 #26)
Denis Price as Brandon (eps #8 #18 #21)

Premise
Gene Barry, star of Burke's Law, stars as Gene Bradley, a US Government
agent working undercover in the guise of a globe-trotting film star and
tycoon.
Billed as "Everybody's pin-up - nobody's fool", the actor failed to lift
the series out of the ordinary. Asked to "travel the world with The
Adventurer, in a series of vital, new and dynamic situations in which
every turn brings the zing of danger, drama and originality", viewers
might well have been forgiven for believing that they had seen it all
before.
Sad to say the series squandered the talent of actor Barry Morse.
Injected into the proceedings as Mr Parminter, Bradley's secret service
contact posing as the film star's manager-cum-producer, he was given
little to do beyond carry a total look of disbelief at the entire
proceedings.  Stuart Damon [one of the better things about the series] The Adventurer:,
disappeared without  explanation after 2 episodes!

Other Credits:
"The Adventurer" theme music by John Barry
Music by: Paul Clay
Music Supervision: Don Kirshner
Production Manager: Ian Goddard
Casting Director: Ann Donne
Assistant Director: Ken Baker, Albert Withrick
Stunt Co-ordinator: Alf Joint, John Sullivan
Make-up: Colin Garde
Hairdresser: Michael Jones, Eithne Fennell
Wardrobe Supervisor: Laura Nightingale
 

Background:
In 1972 there was an FCC ruling in the States which gave the 7.30pm--8pm slot back to the independent stations.
"The Protectors" was specifically created to take advantage of this situation and was syndicated to tie-- in with
sponsor Faberge's area--by--area advertising.  "The Adventurer" was another such show., sponsored by Chevrolet.
(One reason why these were half hour shows). Lew Grade never let a business opportunity pass!! "The Protectors"
served its purpose as a "lead in" show to the stations Network offerings and a third series would have been made
but for a disagreement with Faberge who decided to stop sponsoring weekly TV series. Faberge would also have
contributed to the new "UFO:1999" series but it was not to be.

The Protectors (ITC) (1972-74) starring Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter


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[01] The Adventurer: MISS ME ONCE, MISS ME TWICE, AND MISS ME ONCE AGAIN
written by Marty Roth
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Ed Bishop ............... Wayne
Alex Scott .............. Gergory Varna
John Barrie ............. Vladimir Horvic
Bernard Kay ............. Micholos Zentner
Margaretta Scott ........ Lady Hargrom
Ray Chiarella ........... Hotel Clerk
Paul Greaves ............ Aide
Keith Ashley ............ Manservant
Elaine Montgomerie ...... Woman Delegate
Stuart Nichol ........... Man in Corridor
Regular cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
An agent expects to put his life on the line.  But why should
Parminter ask Bradley to play the most dangerous role of his
career - as a stand in for a potential murder victim?

[02] The Adventurer: POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL
written by Donald James
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Judy Geeson ............. Suzy Dolman
John Savident ........... Consul
Maurice Browning ........ Zavar
Marc Zuber .............. Kanarek
Nik Zaran ............... Charolais
John Serret ............. Cafe Proprietor
Sean Hewitt ............. Marco
Aharon Ipale ............ Driver
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
Stuart Damon ............ Vince
With a little help from Bradley and Diane, a spoiled heiress learns
the hard way how to live with her millions.

[03] The Adventurer: THRUST AND COUNTER-THRUST
written by Frank Telford
directed by Paul Dickson
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Cliford Evans ........... Baron Drovotkin
Eunice Gayson ........... Countess Marie
Simon Lack .............. Colonel Andreyev
Wensley Pithey .......... Nicholas
Stephen Sheppard ........ Stephen
Stanley Lebor ........... Guard
David Lawton ............ Anton Jurzyck
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
Garrick Hagon ........... Gavin
Gene goes to Nice in the South of France to meet a
Countess and rescue a defector.
A consulate party in Nice has some unexpected guests - and gives
Bradley's romantic interlude with Countess Marie a touch of intrigue and danger.

[04] The Adventurer: THE BRADLEY WAY
written by Gerald Kelsey
directed by Val Guest
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Richard Marner .......... Werner Von Beck
Janet Key ............... Virginia Douglas
Anthony Ainley .......... Josef Kerston
Warren Stanhope ......... Brett
Joanna Dunham ........... Gerda Hoffman
Sean Caffrey ............ Borislav
Norman Caro ............. General Schlessen
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
Bradley plays on a husband's jealousy to help save an elderly
General from foreign agents, who are forcibly keeping the man drugged.

[05] The Adventurer: RETURN TO SENDER
written by Marty Roth
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Patrick Mower ............ Fleming
Donald Burton ............ Gorman
Sharon Gurney ............ Valerie Green
Pamela Salem ............. Michele
Brian Hewitt-Jones ....... Mr Pinter
Franco Derosa ............ Hotel Clerk
Debbie Russ .............. Debbie
Regular Cast:
Garrick Hagon ............ Gavin
Requested by Mr Parminter 'to be ready for action' while visiting
the French Riviera, Bradley's holiday plans take on sinister
implications when he discovers a dead girl in his hotel room.

[06] The Adventurer: COUNTERSTRIKE
written by Tony Williamson
directed by Paul Dickson
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Kara Wilson .............. Karen Voriska
George Mikell ............ Lanik
Martin Wyldeck ........... Prokov
John Malcolm ............. Jansen
John Herrington .......... Andrei Korony
Frederick Schiller ....... Woodsman
Anna Kilpinen ............ Waitress
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ......... Diane
Garrick Hagon ............ Gavin
When scientist Andrei Korony tries to defect to the West, but makes
a navigational error and lands in Central Europe, Bradley hatches
a clever plot to engineer his escape.

[07] The Adventurer: LOVE ALWAYS, MAGDA
written by Philip Broadley
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Kieron Moore ............ Nessim
Cyd Hayman .............. Magda
Paul Maxwell ............ Don Fleming
David Cargill ........... Narouz
Stefan Kalipha .......... Maurice
Jerry Stovin ............ Al Graham
Vera Fusek .............. Simone Laforque
Sue Gerrard ............. Jane
John Horseley ........... John Burdett
Larry Taylor ............ Angelo
Kerima .................. Belly Dancer
When he receives a cable from his friend Don Fleming, saying that
he has met Magda, the girl whom Bradley loved, but who walked out
on him suddenly, the Adventurer flies to Beirut to learn the truth
about her departure.

[08] The Adventurer: NEARLY THE END OF THE PICTURE
written by Philip Broadley
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Angela Scoular .......... Dorinda
David Buck .............. Martin
Fiona Lewis ............. Clarissa De Vere Allan
Mark Jones .............. Alden
Milton Johns ............ Alex
Regular Cast:
Dennis Price ............ Brandon
Two lovely girls and a beautiful painting involve Bradley in an
adventure which leads him into danger and intrigue in the South of France.

[09] The Adventurer: DEADLOCK
written by Donald James
directed by Val Guest
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Wolfe Morris ............ Sakuma
Mervyn Johns ............ Franz Kolmar
Jennie Linden ........... Kay Masterson
Burt Kwouk .............. Johnny Morrison
Robert Rietty ........... Bank Director
Al Garcia ............... Police Inspector
Howard Goorney .......... Hotel Clerk
Bradley's friendship with scientist Franz Kolmar leads him into
danger when Kolmar's plans for a new project are stolen. The ransom
for their return? One million dollars to be paid in cash to a mysterious man in Istanbul.

[10] The Adventurer: HAS ANYONE SEEN KELLY?
written by Tony Williamson
directed by Val Guest
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Sandor Eles ............. Gerard Laroche
Anouska Hempel .......... Milena Corri
Eric Pohlmann ........... Luigi
Michael Forrest ......... Dino
Rio Fanning ............. Mike Kelly
Barrie Cookson .......... Carl
Robert Raglan ........... Beavis
Lionel Murton ........... Chris Jefford
Ronald Chenery .......... Edwards
Christopher Sandford .... Lanik
Norman Chappell ......... Janitor
Sue Gerrard ............. Jane
Laraine Humphrys ........ the co-star
When his good friend, Mike Kelly, fails to keep an appointment in
Switzerland, Bradley visits Mike's office in Geneva.  He finds that
Mike hasn't been seen for several weeks ... and his apartment has
a new occupant - a beautiful young girl.

[11] The Adventurer: SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD
written by Donald James
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Sims ............. Karen Ballard
Basil Dignam ............ John Ballard
Richard Vernon .......... Sir Richard McKenzie
Roy Kinnear ............. Marks
Lance Percival .......... Carl Gardner
Johnny Wade ............. Johnson
Edwin Brown ............. Farmer
The Adventurer finds himself involved in a bizarre mystery.  Why
should a respected university professor turn thief, fake his own
death and place his whole future in jeopardy?

[12] The Adventurer: TARGET!
written by Philip Broadley
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Guy Deghy ............... Willet Mosselman
George Sewell ........... Harry Venner
Astrid Frank ............ Astrid
Michael Godfrey ......... Captain Arilla
Alan Downer ............. Police Inspector
Dennis McCarthy ......... Porter
Leslie Crawford ......... Jan
Tristan Rogers .......... Dieter
Realising that he is too well known not to be recognised when
claiming to be an illegal arms dealer, Bradley, anxious to expose
Dutch dealer Mosselman, dons the disguise of Mr Cotton.

[13] The Adventurer: ACTION!
written by Brian Clemens
directed by Barry Morse
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Stars:
Natasha Pyne ........... Ann Somerby
John Collin ............ John Campbell
David Lampson .......... Carl Bruner
Alexandra Bastedo ...... Lola Wells 
Bob Cartland ........... Peter Maller
Cec Linder ............. General McCready
Kari Held .............. Major
Hugh Walters ........... Pestrade
Paddy Ryan ............. Zenn
John Dunbar ............ Police Inspector
Stuart Sherwin  ........ Driver
Norman Atkyns .......... Shopkeeper
Why should Bradley deliberately avoid a group of his fans when
arriving in Scotland? Why should the film star also miss an
important appointment with General McCready, whose life is in
danger? The answer spells death for someone. Bradley has been
'programmed' to kill.

[14] The Adventurer: FULL FATHOM FIVE
written by Donald James
directed by Val Guest
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Andre Morrell ........... Father Antonius
Prunella Ransome ........ Maria Gustave
Peter Jeffrey ........... Rymans
Michael Gwynn ........... Sir Richard
Rona Newton-John ........ Nurse
Judy Matheson ........... Claire Adams
Donald Eccles ........... Andre Gustave
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
Garrick Hagon ........... Gavin
A modern-day bunch of brigands give Bradley and his friend, Father
Antonius, a run for their money when they try to retrieve some
priceless stained glass windows.

[15] The Adventurer: I'LL GET THERE SOMETIME
written by Tony Williamson  
directed by Val Guest
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Patrick Jordan .......... Ryker
Pippa Steel ............. Karen Doffon
Frank Barrie ............ Wemer
John Levene ............. Tony
Andrew Bradford  ........ Max
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
Garrick Hagon ........... Gavin
When Bradley goes to the aid of a man being attacked in an hotel
room he finds himself in more trouble than he bargained for.
Meanwhile Mr Parminter plays the role of knight errant to help a
damsel in distress.

[16] The Adventurer: TO THE LOWEST BIDDER
written by Donald James
directed by Val Guest
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Anthony Nicholls ........ Samuel Cookson
Jane Asher .............. Sarah Cookson
Shelia Gish ............. Laura
Carl Rigg ............... Forrester
Gillian Bailey .......... Lizzy
David Kelly ............. Carlson
John York ............... Johnny
Alf Joint ............... Gaston
David Pugh .............. Milkman
The Adventurer finds himself taking sides when a crooked business
combine makes the competing bids for a new highway a contract - or death - issue.

[17] The Adventurer: GOING, GOING ...
written by Gerald Kelsey
directed by Val Guest
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Arnold Diamond .......... Eisen
Burt Kwouk .............. Taiho
Norman Bird ............. Brooks
Bridget Armstrong ....... Yvette
Norman Ettlinger ........ Lynsky
George Little ........... Rostov
Robert James ............ Auctioneer
Mischa De La Motte ...... Bolton
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
Garrick Hagon ........... Gavin
When a foreign scientist given asylum in Britain, disappears, Mr
Parminter suspects Bradley of playing a double game. Can Bradley
prove his innocence in time to allay further suspicion and arrest?

[18] The Adventurer: THE NOT-SO MERRY WIDOW
written by Marty Roth
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Barbara Murray .......... Lady Diana Battersley
Charles Kay ............. Inspector Chilton
Angela Douglas .......... Vanessa
Maurice Kauffmann ....... Geoffrey Gains
Geoffrey Russell ........ Hotel Manager
Alan Judd ............... Sir Walter Battersley
David Rayner ............ Reporter
Nicholas Evans .......... Reporter
Regular Cast:
Dennis Price ............ Brando
When a beautiful woman claims to be his girfriend, Bradley has
every reason to be confused - he's never seen her before! What is
she up to? The Adventurer digs deeper - and lands himself in a cartload of trouble.

[19] The Adventurer: MR. GALLOWAY IS A VERY CAUTIOUS MAN
written by Donald James
directed by Barry Morse
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Paul Daneman ............ Stopford
Toby Robins ............. Ingrid Shore
Freddie Jones ........... Calloway
Victor Lucas ............ Inspector Tribe
David Hargreaves ........ Russell
Anne Sharp .............. Laura Darnley
Anthony Rowlands ........ Soames
John Stuart ............. Records Clerk
Robert Gilliespie ....... Customs Officer
Nancie Wait ............. Secretary
Bradley deliberately allows himself to be arrested and face a
jail sentence to learn the truth behind the mysterious case of
a dead man who appears to be very much alive.

[20] The Adventurer: DOUBLE EXPOSURE
written by Marty Roth
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Donald Houston ......... Jan De Groot
Carl Duering ........... Colonel Kazan
Ingrid Pitt ............ Elayna
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ....... Diane
Garrick Hagon .......... Gavin
When Mr Parminter hears that Bradley's friend, multimillionaire
industrialist Jan de Groote, has been replaced by an impostor,
the Adventurer is sent to Amsterdam to investigate who is behind
the attempt to take over De Groot's industrial empire.

[21] The Adventurer: THE CASE OF THE POISONED PAWN
written by Philip Broadley
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Cyril Luckham ........... Lord Franklin
Stuart Wilson ........... Brian Hamilton
Dawn Addams ............. Lady Anne Benson
Martin Benson ........... Nicky Asteri
Jenny Hanley ............ Julia Franklin
Paul Williamson ......... Superintendent
Max Latimer ............. Max
Christine Donna ......... Secretary
David Blagden ........... Grant
Michael Martin .......... Bank Official
Regular Cast:
Dennis Price ............ Brandon
The stakes are high when Bradley faces Brian Hamilton, a young
gambler, across the gambling table. Parminter has ordered Bradley
to thrash Hamilton in the hope that he will then divulge the secret
source of his money.

[22] The Adventurer: THE SOLID GOLD HEARSE
written by Tony Williamson
directed by Val Guest
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Sydney Tafler ........... Wyvern
Kevin Stoney ............ Miesner
David Weston ............ Farley
Janos Kurucz ............ Riener
Peter Birrel ............ the assistant director
Ken Wayne .............. the director
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
Garrick Hagon ........... Gavin
Mr Parminter has a problem on his hands: how to prevent a huge
amount of gold bullion leaving the country.  Bradley cannot help. 
He's busy making a Western - but he can offer a solution to Parminter's dilemma.

[23] The Adventurer: MAKE IT A MILLION
written by Tony Williamson
directed by Barry Morse
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Paul Eddington .......... Charlesworth
Ronald Radd ............. Hilverston
Doug Fisher ............. Merrick
Joanna Jones ............ Julia
George Pravda ........... Newburg
Geoffrey Reed ........... Butler
Anthony Dawes ........... Lawson
Paul Hardwick ........... Winters
Bernard Severn .......... First Businessman
Martin Carroll .......... Second Businessman
Gail Galih .............. Stewardess
Regular Cast:
Garrick Hagon ........... Gavin
Returning from location work in India, Bradley discovers that he
is being impersonated as part of a clever confidence trick. The
answer appears simple: he'll beat his double at his own gune - but
there are difficulties when you impersonate yourself.

[24] The Adventurer: ICONS ARE FOREVER
written by Tony Williamson
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Stephanie Beacham ...... Contessa Maria
Noel Willman ........... Holvera
Alfred Marks ........... Daffon
Alan Lake .............. Carlo
Marc Boyle ............. Miguel
Richardson Morgan ...... Security Man
Gene Bradley has personal reasons for helping a lovely young
Contessa to elope - and for discovering what secret lies behind
the closely-guarded Russian icon in an Italian castle.

[25] The Adventurer: SOMEBODY DOESN'T LIKE ME
written by Donald James
directed by Cyril Frankel
Guest Cast:
Penelope Horner ......... Krista
Peter Vaughan ........... Roberts
Reginald Marsh .......... Sorenson
Robin Hawdon ............ Buckley
Jim Norton .............. Morgan
William Abney ........... Co-Pilot
James Ware .............. Reynolds
Jeremy Higgins .......... Barman
Edward Dentith .......... Commissionaire
Regular Cast:
Garrick Hagon .......... Gavin
Someone clearly doesn't like Gene Bradley: a big reward is offered
to whoever kills him.  Mr Parminter believes that 'con' girl Krista
Magnus is behind the plot, but the Adventurer isn't so sure. Then
his private jet is sabotaged...

[26] The Adventurer: THE GOOD BOOK
written by Lou Shaw
directed by Cyril Frankel
Starring: Gene Barry as Gene Bradley
Guest Cast:
Adrienne Corri .......... Nita
John Moffatt ............ Armand
Gabrielle Drake ......... Marian
Ben Kingsley ............ Pierre
Perry Soblosky .......... Gigilo
Regular Cast:
Catherine Schell ........ Diane
Stuart Damon ............ Vince
Sowing the seeds of distrust is easy for the jet-setting espionage
agent, Gene Bradley.  But sometimes things have a tendency to
backfire in your face.  Has Bradley overplayed his hand this time? 
Parminter believes he has - and sets out to prove it.

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