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Adventures Of Don Quick, The (ITV 1970, Ian Hendry, Ronald Lacey)

Adventures of Don Quick

SciFi comedy drama series The Adventures of Don Quick was a short lived but well remembered set of stories about interfering intergalactic maintenance man Don Quick and his second in command Sam Czopanzer.

Obviously put together as a kind of scifi take on Don Quixote with Quick landing on a different planet each episode and putting his two pennorth into the way things are run.

Writers included producer Wildeblood, Keith Miles, Kenneth Hill and Charlotte & Dennis Plimmer.

Director of the first episode was future Harry Potter helmer Mike Newell. There was a high calibre roster of guest stars too including the likes of Roy Marsden, Leigh Lawson, Patricia Haines, Yutte Stensgard, Graham Crowden, Madeline Smith, Gay Soper, James Hayter, Kate O’Mara, Bryan Mosley, Colin Baker and Anouska Hempel.

Only the first episode is known to still be in existence.

production details
UK / ITV Network – London Weekend Television / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 31 October – 5 December 1970

Executive Producer:Peter Wildeblood

cast
IAN HENDRY as Capt Don Quick
RONALD LACEY as Sgt Sam Czopanzer

THE EPISODES 31 October – 5 December 1970
1. THE BENEFITS OF EARTH
2. PEOPLE ISN’T EVERYTHING
3. THE HIGHER THE FEWER
4. THE LOVE REFLECTOR
5. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
6. PARADISE DESTRUCT