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'The Protectors' was a popular British TV action series of the early 1970s, created by the great Gerry Anderson, and starring the beautiful Nyree Dawn Porter as the Contessa Caroline di Contini, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' legend Robert Vaughn as Harry Rule, and young hearthrob Tony Anholt as Paul Buchet.

The show ran for two series on ITV in 1972 and 1973, and all 52 episoders were only 25 minutes long. The theme song by Tony Christie, 'Avenues and Alleyways', remains one of the most memorable opening songs to any TV series.

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The Protectors Main Cast List

Robert Vaughn as Harry Rule
Nyree Dawn Porter as Contessa Caroline di Contini
Tony Anholt as Paul Buchet
Gus as Harry's Dog
Yasuko Nagazumi as Suki
Anthony Chinn as Chino
Michael Da Costa as Cafe Owner
Sherwood Price as Carter
Derren Nesbitt as Brad Huron
Georgia Brown as Ilona Tabori
Prentis Hancock as William Arthur MacKay
Shane Rimmer as Vickers
Jill Townsend as Monica Davies
Peter Cellier as Auctioneer
George Innes as Luigi
John Herrington as Official
Izabella Telezynska as Ingrid - Gardner's Secretary
Phil Woods as Colson
Jacqueline Stanbury as Car Hire Receptionist
Anthony Stamboulieh as Yanos
Rudolf Barry as Attendant
Bert Fortell as Manager
David Suchet as Det. at End

The Protectors DVDs available from - in association with

'The Protectors - Series 1 DVD' The Protectors - Series 1 Complete [1972] ~ Tony Anholt, Nyree Dawn Porter
'The Protectors - Series 2 DVD' The Protectors - Series 2 Complete ~ Tony Anholt, Nyree Dawn Porter

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Balance of Terror
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The First Circle
... With a Little Help from My Friends
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It Could Be Practically Anywhere on the Island
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Goodbye George
The Last Frontier
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