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Sword Of Freedom (ITV Action, Edmund Purdom, Adrienne Corri)

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Sword Of Freedom ITV Action, Edmund Purdom, Adrienne Corri

Period action adventure series Sword of Freedom was set in 15th Century Italy where a one time painter Marco Del Monte (Edmund Purdom) becomes a sword fighting hero to the people. Helping Del Monte was Angelica (Adrienne Corri), his favourite model and Sandro (Rowland Bartrop) was the muscle.

The series mixed in classic action with real life characters, in one episode Marco fires a “machine gun” made by Leonardo Da Vinci. He regularly tangles with Machiavelli (Kenneth Hyde) as well as Duke de Medici (Martin Benson) who runs the governing council.

The series went under the working title of The Florentine.

Cast: EDMUND PURDOM as Marco Del Monte; ADRIENNE CORRI as Angelica; ROWLAND BARTROP as Sandro; MARTIN BENSON as Duke de Medici

Executive Producer: Hannah Weinstein / Producer: Sidney Cole

UK / ITV – ITC – Sapphire / 38×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 21 February 1958 – 14 March 1961 black and white

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE  21 February – 12 September 1958
1. FRANCESCA
2. THE SUSPECTS
3. THE SICILIAN
4. PORTRAIT IN EMERALD GREEN
5. FORGERY IN RED CHALK
6. VESPUCCI
7. THE WOMAN IN THE PICTURE
8. CATERINA
9. THE DUKE
10. THE EYE OF THE ARTIST
11. THE BRACELET
12. THE HERO
13. THE VALUE OF PAPER
14. CHOICE OF WEAPONS
15. MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
16. THE BELL
17. THE TOWER
18. THE SHIP
19. THE BESEIGED DUCHESS
20. THE PAGAN VENUS
21. THE PRINCESS
22. THE SCHOOL
23. THE AMBASSADOR
24. THE LION AND THE MOUSE
25. ANGELICA’S PAST
26. CRISTINA
27. THE STRANGER INTRUDER

SEASON TWO 11 October 1960 – 14 March 1961
1.THE PRIMAVERA
2. THE MARIONETTES
3. VENDETTA
4. SERENADE IN RED
5. CHART OF GOLD
6. A GAME OF CHANCE
7. THE RELUCTANT DUKE
8. WHO IS FELICIA?
9. VIOLETTA
10. THE ASSASSIN
11. ADRIANA