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Yesterday i sat watching the episode "stakeout" and i started to think back to how this one prgramme would stay with me forever. In 1977 i was eight years old (oh dear that gives my age away now) and i don't recall The Professionals being advertised but i knew there was something special about to hit our tv screens. I remember asking my mum and then pleading with my mum to stay up and watch this show but the answer was no , it was on too late for me to watch it so i missed out on the first series. I finally got my own way a year later and i remember my first ever episode that i watched was Hunter Hunted . I was hooked from then on and i knew this show would stay with me forever but even more was this one man . He was tall , dark and utterly gorgeous and will always have a special place in my heart and he was always going to be my favourite . Bodie and The Professionals will always be in my eyes "simply the best".


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Jan. 15th, 2016 07:54 am (UTC)
Great memories!
Jan. 15th, 2016 08:19 am (UTC)
yes they were and remembered with such fondness .I was just thinking back to how i ever came upon this wonderful programme .
Jan. 15th, 2016 09:06 am (UTC)
Nice. I think a friend pimped to me back when I was a youngin'.
Jan. 15th, 2016 09:11 am (UTC)
it was lovely to to just sit for a moment and remember all those years ago when i watched these episodes the first time around and yet here i am all these years later still watching the same episodes but in crystal clear vision.
Jan. 15th, 2016 11:18 am (UTC)
It's so cool that you watched from (nearly) the beginning, and that The Professionals (and Lewis Collins, especially) has been a thread weaving through your life ever since. Thank you for sharing your memory!
Jan. 20th, 2016 07:44 pm (UTC)
thankyou for replying to this ..i have some wonderful memories of watching The Professionals growing up and have followed Lews career through all that time x
Jan. 15th, 2016 11:26 am (UTC)
I never saw the series as a youngster, so it's interesting to read your first impressions about it back then.
Jan. 20th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
it was wonderful growing up watching The Professionals and following Lewis's career ..he will always remain my favourite ..thankyou for commenting on this x
Jan. 15th, 2016 02:29 pm (UTC)
Well, you're still younger than I am :P

Yes, I remember when I first saw this series, although it didn't come to my country right away. I think it was one year later, and I it was love at first sigh, but then, I've always loved buddy shows *g*

I still remember to be sitting in front of the telly with one of my brothers and going on and on about the car, and about how cool were all the characters *smiles*

Thank you for the memories :D

Jan. 20th, 2016 07:46 pm (UTC)
some wonderful memories and ones i really enjoyed remembering ...thankyou for letting me in to your memories.
Jan. 15th, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)

The pros were running later in Germany. Begining of the 80th i think, i was in my teens.  I still remember , the first epi i saw was Rogue. And at the end the gorgeous dark one was injured. I was shocked and loved him. And i still do. :-)

Edited at 2016-01-15 03:49 pm (UTC)
Jan. 20th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
thankyou for commenting ..i really enjoed thinking back to how i started watching The Professionals and following Lews career from then on ..thanks for sharing your memories too x
Jan. 15th, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)

Such great memories - I'm envious you loved it right from the start, too. Falling in love at first sight is amazing!

Jan. 20th, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC)
thankyou ..i really enjoyed going back in time when i first started to watch this wonderful programme and that one agent called Bodie became so special .
Jan. 15th, 2016 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing some of your Pros memories!

I was a teenager when the series first aired on UK TV and I remember missing 'Discovered In A Graveyard' because my mum made the family attend an ecumenical evening mass (we were brought up as Catholic) and then - horror of horrors because we thought we'd be home in time for Pros - stay for tea and cake in the church hall afterwards. She almost had a riot on her hands. I was 23 before I got to see that episode. :-)
Jan. 20th, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC)
oooh poor you having to wait so long to watch Discovered In A Graveyard but i bet you have made up for it since...thankyou for commenting on this x
Jan. 20th, 2016 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, indeed! When I finally (finally!) got the video, I watched it three times. :-)
Jan. 20th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
thankyou for sharing your memories ..i never tire of watching this and my memories of Lew are still very special indeed x
Jan. 15th, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
I love your memories! They're not too dissimilar from some of mine when I was little and I wanted to stay up late to watch some of my favourite series (sadly not yet Pros, 'cause it wasn't aired in my country back then). Lucky you, even if you didn't get to watch the first season back then, you started with a great ep like Hunter Hunted, a wonderful "partner" episode, one of those you'd show someone who's never watched Pros before... ;)
Jan. 20th, 2016 07:56 pm (UTC)
thankyou ..it was wonderful drifting off down memory lane ..i have some wonderful memories of watching this wonderful show as i was growing up and especially some wonderful memories of a man who was extremely talented and will always be my number one ...my Bodie x
Jan. 16th, 2016 05:25 am (UTC)

I loved the show from first airing too and Bodie will always have a special place in my heart.

We didn't get a VCR until after the show stopped airing (always the last to get anything) so I lived on memories and my annual for a very long time, then they arrived on VHS, but I didn't buy them because I was afraid they wouldn't live up to my memories.

I started reading the fanfic two or three years ago (when I discovered it), but still didn't have the shows. Then ITV started showing (edited) episodes, which I watched on their player. I was very trepidatious because my memories were so good - good enough to spot over thirty years later that they'd edited out Bodie's 'blame himself for the invention of gunpowder' line!

By this time I'd seen some fanvids and knew the production quality wasn't going to disappoint after all this time. So, like I said, I watched an episode, got hooked all over again, watched some more and finally picked up a second hand set of the Contender release.

I don't have the blu-rays (or indeed, an actual blu-ray player), but the eps are still brilliant - and Cowley is still God :0).
Jan. 20th, 2016 07:57 pm (UTC)
thankyou for sharing your memories also ..i loved remembering how much pleasure this show gave me and all the wonderful memories of Lew over the years ..he will always remain my favourite x
Jan. 17th, 2016 12:22 pm (UTC)
I remember catching the occasional episode when it first aired, and being attracted to the one with the interesting face, but it wasn't until 2006 that I rediscovered the show via the fic in the first instance. How wonderful that you have been a fan all this time!
Jan. 20th, 2016 07:59 pm (UTC)
thankyou ...this show has stayed with me throughout childhood and beyond and i never tire of watching it and my memories of Lew are still special ones and will always be x
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