Another classic ITC series heads to DVD.
Originally broadcast on ITV by ATV Network in Autumn 1971, The Persuaders! stars Hollywood legend Tony Curtis and Roger Moore as the mismatched playboys with an eye for the ladies and a knack for landing themselves in compromising situations.
The ITC Production was filmed in an array of stunning European locations, The Persuaders! stars Hollywood legend Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot) and Roger Moore (The Saint) as the mismatched playboys with an eye for the ladies and a knack for landing themselves in compromising situations.
The show was a hit in the UK and capitalised on Curtis’ impressively diverse film career and the enormous success of Roger Moore’s near decade-long run in The Saint. The show also features many fine performances from high-calibre special guests including Joan Collins, Denholm Elliot, Susan George, Patrick Troughton, Bernard Lee, Ian Hendry and Terry-Thomas.
Danny Wilde and Lord Brett Sinclair are two millionaire playboys – one a self-made man who battled his way out of the New York slums and the other a peer of the realm, born into money – who are duped by a retired judge into righting wrongs in a series that combines action, style, humour and panache in equal measures.
This show is widely regarded as one of entertainment mogul Lew Grade’s most memorable and glamorous ITC productions.
The Morning After – Remembering The Persuaders!
A brand new feature-length documentary with contributions from Tony Curtis and Roger Moore, producer Robert S Baker, production executive Johnny Goodman, production manager Malcolm Christopher director of photography Tony Spratling, writer Brian Clemens, first assistant director Peter Price, director Roy Ward Baker, assistant director Ken Baker and actor Stuart Damon.
Commentaries are included on selected episodes; there is also an edition of Dutch television’s magazine show, Avroskoop, reporting from the Pinewood set of The Persuaders! Back in the UK there is from BBC chart show Top of the Pops a promotional film for John Barry’s single of The Persuaders! theme featuring dance troupe Pan’s People.
There is also promotional material, trailers, opening sequences, nearly 1000 ATV photographs, many un-used and un-seen for decades and much more.