Freewheelers (1968)

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A very popular and fondly remembered British TV series from the Swingin' Sixties, Freewheelers was a "boy's own adventure"-style actioner involving a band of intrepid teenagers. Linking up with a secret government agency, the kids did battle against an exhausting array of villains, beginning with Von Gelb, an ex-Nazi who tried to resuscitate the Third Reich from his motor-launch headquarters. Though played tongue in cheek and larger than life, the series seldom descended into outrageous camp. The large and ever changing cast of regulars included, at one time or another, Hammer Films stalwarts Geoffrey Toone and Michael Ripper, onetime Bugaloos ingenue Caroline Ellis, and future Doctor Who regular Wendy Padbury. Making its Southern Television debut on April 4, 1968, Freewheelers ultimately clocked in at a daunting 104 episodes.