The Adventurer

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  • 1973
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (101)

The Adventurer is a British television show that aired from 1972 to 1974. It was produced by ITC Entertainment and distributed by ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. The show follows the adventures of Gene Bradley, a wealthy author, and former CIA agent, played by Gene Barry.

The premise of the show is that Bradley is a freelance troubleshooter, who travels the world to solve mysteries and investigate cases that are too difficult or dangerous for the local authorities. He is known for his charm, wit, and intelligence, and he never shies away from a challenge. Bradley's main ally is his assistant, Richard Barrett, played by Barry Morse, who provides comic relief and technical support for Bradley's missions.

In each episode, Bradley and Barrett find themselves facing new and exciting challenges, often involving international crime syndicates, political conspiracies, and dangerous criminals. The show is notable for its action-packed scenes, thrilling car and motorcycle chases, and elaborate fight sequences.

Throughout the series, Bradley is aided by a beautiful and mysterious woman named Daniela, played by Catherine Schell. Daniela is a skilled pilot, martial artist, and linguist, who is key to helping Bradley accomplish his missions. Garrick Hagon plays the role of Brett, Bradley's young and impulsive protégé, who often helps out on missions.

The Adventurer is known for its colorful and exotic locations, which range from the deserts of the Middle East to the bustling cities of Europe. Bradley and his team use a variety of gadgets and advanced technology to aid them in their missions, including a high-tech car that can transform into a boat, a mini-helicopter, and a jet-powered motorbike.

One of the most memorable episodes involves Bradley and Barrett traveling to a remote African village to search for a lost uranium mine. Along the way, they encounter hostile tribes, dangerous animals, and treacherous terrain. Despite these obstacles, the two men persevere and manage to locate the mine, preventing it from falling into the wrong hands.

Another standout episode involves Bradley and his team traveling to a small European country to stop a group of terrorists from detonating a bomb at a political rally. The team must navigate through a maze of tunnels beneath the city and engage in a thrilling high-speed chase to prevent the bombing.

The Adventurer was popular in its day, thanks to its exciting action sequences, charismatic lead characters, and exotic locations. However, the show was canceled after just one season due to financial difficulties. Despite its short run, the show still has a devoted fanbase today and is remembered as a classic example of 1970s adventure television.

In conclusion, The Adventurer is an action-packed, globe-trotting adventure series that follows the exploits of a charismatic hero and his team of allies. With its thrilling action sequences, exotic locales, and memorable characters, it is a classic example of 1970s adventure television. Though it was short-lived, it remains a favorite among fans of the genre.

The Adventurer is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on March 23, 1973.

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Mr. Calloway is a Very Cautious Man
26. Mr. Calloway is a Very Cautious Man
February 2, 1973
A dead man who appears to be very much alive occupies the attentions of The Adventurer, who deliberately allows himself to be arrested and face a jail sentence in his efforts to learn the truth.
Icons are Forever
25. Icons are Forever
March 9, 1973
What is the secret of a closely-guarded Russian icon is an old Italian castle? Gene Bradley has personal reasons for breaking the secrecy barrier - and for helping a lovely young Contessa to elope.
Somebody Doesn't Like Me
24. Somebody Doesn't Like Me
March 16, 1973
A contract is out for The Adventurer - a big reward for whoever kills him. Someone, clearly, doesn't like him, but who is the unseen figure in the background?
Make It A Million
23. Make It A Million
March 2, 1973
Gene discovers that he is being impersonated when an ingenious, big-scale confidence trick is being planned. But there are difficulties when he impersonates the impersonator.
The Case of The Poisoned Pawn
22. The Case of The Poisoned Pawn
February 16, 1973
The Adventurer checkmates a suave young gambler whose source of money is a puzzle which has to be unraveled.
Going, Going...
20. Going, Going...
January 19, 1973
The Adventurer is suspected of playing a double game when a foreign scientist, given asylum in Britain, disappears. Mr. Parminter believes The Adventurer knows where he is, and turns the heat on.
To The Lowest Bidder
19. To The Lowest Bidder
January 21, 1973
Competition for the contract to build a new European highway takes an ominous tone when a girl's life is placed in danger. The contract - or death. This is the grim situation for The Adventurer to tackle.
I'll Get There Sometime
18. I'll Get There Sometime
January 5, 1973
An incident in Australia leads to drama in Germany when The Adventurer goes to the aid of a man being attacked in a hotel room. And Mr.Parminter has to become a knight errant to help a damsel in distress!
Full Fathom Five
17. Full Fathom Five
December 29, 1972
The Adventurer's friendship with a Belgian abbot charts the way to drama-packed efforts to retrieve hidden glass windows.
The Solid Gold Hearse
16. The Solid Gold Hearse
February 23, 1973
All that glitters may not be gold. At the same time, a coffin may contain anything but a human body. In this case, it's a very golden boy indeed!
15. Action
December 22, 1972
The Adventurer is programmed for murder when brain-washed to carry out a film killing for real.
14. Target
December 15, 1972
The Adventurer sets himself up as a deliberate target when masquerading as an illegal arms buyer in a danger-laden plan to trap arms smugglers.
Skeleton in The Cupboard
13. Skeleton in The Cupboard
December 8, 1972
Why should a respected University Professor turn thief, fake his own death and place his whole future in jeopardy? The Adventurer finds himself very personally involved.
Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?
12. Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?
December 1, 1972
The Adventurer goes in search of a missing friend and plunges into a web of danger and intruders.
Nearly The End of the Picture
11. Nearly The End of the Picture
November 17, 1972
Two beautiful girls and a beautiful painting involve The Adventurer in a puzzle that is not at all easy to put together.
10. Deadlock
November 24, 1972
The Adventurer does some hard bargaining and the stake is more than money. It's a man's life.
The Bradley Way
8. The Bradley Way
October 20, 1972
The Adventurer plays on a husband's jealousy to help save a retired General from the dangerous attention of foreign agents.
Miss Me Once, Miss Me Twice and Miss Me Once Again
7. Miss Me Once, Miss Me Twice and Miss Me Once Again
September 29, 1972
The Adventurer plays the most dangerous role of his stand-in for a potential murder victim.
Poor Little Rich Girl
6. Poor Little Rich Girl
October 6, 1972
An heiress learns the hard way how to live with her millions - thinks thanks to a little help from The Adventurer.
5. Counterstrike
November 3, 1972
The Adventurer glides into grim danger when asked to help a trapped scientist in Central Europe.
Double Exposure
3. Double Exposure
February 9, 1973
Two and two make more than four when The Adventurer doubles up on the intruders who put an imposter in the place of an abducted multi-millionaire magnate.
Return to Sender
2. Return to Sender
October 27, 1972
A holiday has hazards for The Adventurer - and for the girl he is with. A romantic interlude is rudely shattered when the girl is abducted. How was she to know that her film star escort had an engagement with espionage as well as with her?
The Good Book
1. The Good Book
March 23, 1973
The Adventurer sows the seeds of distrust into the fertile soil of espionage in the glitter and glamour of the Riviera jet-set.
Where to Watch The Adventurer
The Adventurer is available for streaming on the ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Adventurer on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    March 23, 1973
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (101)