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15 x 60 minute episodes
Christopher George (The Rat Patrol) starred as racing car driver Ben Richards in The Immortal which debuted on ABC in September 1970.
Richards was immune to all disease and the ageing process (hence the title) due to the unique characteristics of his blood.
Evil rich guy Arthur Maitland (David Brian) was always after Richards in order to obtain said immortality for himself, so Richards was constantly on the run between races.
Also in the cast was Carol Lynley as Richards’s fiancée.
Unfortunately for all involved, the show was unable to live up to its title and Richards raced his last race a year later and the series was stone dead.
Sadly, Christopher George died of a heart attack in November 1983.