Professionals, 1977 – 1983 The Avengers Mark 1 productions / LWT

Created by Avengers supremo Brian Clemens and produced by his production company Avengers Mark 1 productions, this series saw the creation of CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5) a sort of Police Secret Service, almost a British equivalent of the FBI by nature. Under the leadership of George Cowley (Gordon Jackson) we follow the departments star agents Bodie and Doyle (Lewis Collins and Martin Shaw). Cowley an ex MI5 administrator had formed the unit to combat the increasing threat of terrorism within the UK. Not afraid to use violence against violence .