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Produced by Southern TV for broadcast on ITV between 1968 and 1973, Freewheelers was an adventure series aimed at older children, and which effectively provided James Bond-style adventures for television. Needless to say, it occassionaly strayed into the the sci-fi area with plots to freeze Britain by using a weather machine, and a device capable of using sunlight to destroy an entire city in one go.
Made on film (and in colour from Season Four), the series involved a regularly-changing group of teenagers who would become involved in various plots revolving around the obligatory Nazis and insane criminal masterminds, chief amongst them being the Nazi Von Gelb who would trouble our heroes throughout the first three seasons. Leading the good guys, and starring in the majority of the series was Ronald Leigh-Hunt who played Commander Buchan, one of MI5's best agents.
Familar faces amongst the ever-changing regulars were Tom Owen (Last of the Summer Wine) as Bill Cowan and Wendy Padbury (Zoe in Doctor Who) as Sue.
Sadly, like many programmes of the era, Freewheelers no longer exist in its entirety. In reverse order, all episodes from Seasons Six to Eight still exist, Seasons Three to Five are completely missing, one episode of Season Two's thirteen still exists, and five episodes from Season One still exist, including all four parts of The Big Freeze. None of the existing episodes has ever been released on DVD or video.
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This torrent contains the first story, Menace!, in five parts.
4 Apr 68 Menace! The Sleepers
11 Apr 68 Menace! No Smoke
18 Apr 68 Menace! The Camp
25 Apr 68 Menace! The Ultimatium
2 May 68 Menace! Face to Face
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