Producer Gerry Anderson is well known for his puppet-based television shows such as THUNDERBIRDS and CAPTAIN SCARLET. But he made a few forays into live-action entertainment as well, including a crime-busting series which ran from 1972-1973 named THE PROTECTORS. Following the adventures of a suave trio who have united in an attempt to bring criminals to justice, the show is a stylish, fast-paced thrill ride shot in a style reminiscent of that other British sleuth show from the 70s, THE SAINT. The trio are comprised of British private eye Harry Rule (Robert Vaughn); an Italian detective known as The Contessa di Contini (Nyree Dawn Porter); and Paul Buchet (Tony Anholt), a well-connected French crime fighter. Together they take on some powerful clients in order to solve some of the world's toughest crimes. This release contains all 26 episodes from the first season of the show.