A discredited academic named Farnley is hired to impersonate Adam Adamant in order to destroy his reputation by assassinating a visiting African President.
Bored with 1966, the real Adam tries to recapture something of his past by joining the 100 Club, a secret society for those obsessed with the Victorian Era. Little does he know that the club is a front for The Face's criminal organization...
Name me an action series that hasn't done a 'double' plot at some time or other. Whilst not particularly outstanding, this Jon Pennington scripted episode has some nice imaginative touches, including Adam's delight at being back in his own era ( or rather a recreation of same ), and that dastardly fiend The Face showing Farnley a home movie of his predecessor being buried alive. Heh, heh, heh!
A pre-'Upstairs, Downstairs' Jean Marsh plays 'Lady Lydia', while animator Bob Godfrey ( who gave the world 'Roobarb' and 'Henry's Cat' ) is seen as 'Roach'.
Sadly, this is one of several 'Adam Adamant Lives' episodes no longer in existence, but you can read the script on the D.V.D. release.
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