This 13-episode series presented by Yorkshire Television, [[UsefulNotes/GermanTVStations Germany's ZDF]] and Spain's Antena 3 (which explains the locations) followed the adventures of Adam, a multi-billionaire late 20th-century businessman who abruptly discovers that he is the reincarnation of 'the Knight', a 10th-century champion who died a thousand years ago in a struggle with his dark twin, Zachary, who has also been reborn. Both are doomed to replay their ancient struggle with the fate of the new millenium at stake.
Adam, who adjusts astonishingly quickly to his new life of errantry, is assisted by his reborn mentor Godbold, formerly a monk and hermit, and now a plumber and wrestler, and his lady-love Clare. Her parents are less than happy about it, especially as she throws over a parent-approved fiance for Adam.
Zachary is assisted by Beatrice, a powerful shape-shifting sorceress who was the king's daughter back in the 10th century, and Adam's wife.
[[MacGuffin MacGuffins]] include a magic stone of power, a book and Zachary's grave. The series is known for it's subtle use of special effects to depict magic.
!!This series provides examples of:
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil - Zachary is defeated but the Knight's duty is not done. "It will never be over for you, Sir Knight."
* BigBad - Zachary, fiendishly cheery and evil. Think the latest incarnation of [[Series/DoctorWho the Master]].
* CainAndAbel - Zachary and Adam.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome - Adam develops a bad case of this after taking up his destiny.
* CoolOldGuy - Godbold. Definitely.
* DamselInDistress - though she shows a regrettable tendency to be captured by the BigBad feisty Lady Clare is far from useless. In the final episode she deliberately hands herself over to Zachary and Beatrice because Godbold tells her it will help. Counter-intuitive as it seems it does.
* EvilTwin - Zachary, and ''loving it''!
* HermitGuru - What Godbold was first time around. These days he's a plumber.
* JumpedAtTheCall - Adam. Claire doesn't put up much resistance either.
* KnightInShiningArmor - Though Adam rarely wears any armor.
* KnightErrant - his new career path.
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman - Beautiful sorceress Beatrice assumes a massive masculine form in aid of a plot to kill Godbold. She later reverts to that form whining that she's sick of being a woman, 'It's too complicated'. Zachary comforts her - er him?
* MineralMacGuffin - A magic stone that changes hands constantly. In fact, one whole episode centers on it.
* PolarOppositeTwins - Adam and Zachary of course.
* ReincarnationRomance - Adam and Claire again.
* TheDragon - Beatrice, sorceress, princess and Adam's wedded wife - though they never got as far as a wedding night.
* ThePowerOfLove - Together Adam and Claire are unbeatable.
* WalkingTheEarth - what all three of them, but especially Adam, seemed doomed to do. Not that he minds.