1 9 7 0 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
The Adventures of Don Quick was a space-age version of Cervantes’ classic literary satire, Don Quixote, with the anti-hero tilting at alien civilisations instead of windmills.
Astronaut Don Quick (Ian Hendry), a member of the Intergalactic Maintenance Squad, was accompanied in his unwelcome know-best meddling by his faithful companion, Sergeant Sam Czopanzer (‘Sancho Panza’).
The special effects were laudably done – for a British 70s space opera – but a deficiency of laughs resulted in most ITV regions demoting it from its prime-time slot.
Captain Don Quick
Sgt Sam Czopanzer