Enter the action-packed world of espionage with Freewheelers, one of ITV’s best remembered children’s series. With adventure on loan, on sea and in the air, Freewheelers was a huge hit that ran from 1968 to 1973. Never before available on Video or DVD, this two-disc set contains the complete sixth series, the earliest color episodes know to survive. Crime-fighting teenagers Sue Craig (Wendy Padbury), Mike Hobbs (Adrian Wright) and Steve Walker (Leonard Gregory) are recruited by intelligence agent and mast of disguise Colonel Buchan (Ronald Leigh-Hunt). The team put their wits against the mysterious master criminal Professor Nero (Jerome Willis) and his henchmen Dermot Ryan (Richard Shaw) and Cassius Burke (Michael Ripper). Investigating Nero’s plot to steal a fortune in gold bullion, the youngsters soon uncover an even more daring crime. The professor is kidnapping scientists as part of an insane scheme to hold the world ransom if his demands aren’t met he will temporarily starve the planet of oxygen before imposing a new world order. Only the Freewheelers stand in his way.
Release Date: 20 April 2009
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all