The Professionals was a British TV series broadcast between 1977 and 1983, for a total of 57 episodes. It catalogued the exploits of Ray Doyle (Martin Shaw) and William Andrew Philip Bodie (Lewis Collins), partner agents in CI5, an elite squad of crime-fighters formed to fight crime and terrorism in Britain, and their boss, George Cowley (Gordon Jackson).

All 57 episodes have been released on DVD. The DVDs, which are available from Amazon UK and other British sources, have Region 2 protections and are in PAL format; non-UK fans must ensure they have proper equipment to play such disks.

The fandom dates almost to the inception of the show. Pros is one of the oldest slash fandoms and one of the first fandoms to begin as a slash fandom (the gen contingent arose later and is still relatively small). The fandom has a long and rich history and an amazing body of fanfic.

For far more detailed and thorough information about the show and the fandom, consult the resources listed below, which the archivist has found to be particularly useful or valuable for Pros fans, including (but not limited to!) new fans. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, and you can easily find additional Pros resources by consulting these sites, some of which contain far more thorough lists of Pros-related links.


Absolutely Essential Resources


Some Other Useful Sites


Interacting With Other Fans: Livejournal and Mailing Lists

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