I am trying to track down a copy
of the Italian TV
show, Interbang from the 1980's. (edit: found as of 2017, see below)
I used to watch the show dubbed in
English on the tv station "The
Children's Channel". That was a british cable station.
I personally have is vague memories. I remember the episode starting by
saying "episode 23" or whatever printed at the bottom of the screen.
The following information was supplied by Camilla Drefvenborg, from
Sweden who also saw this on the Children's Channel. (Was it on any
The two guys were brothers, one of which I think was named Luigi.
The man dressed all in black was "the killer", a contract hit-man
trying to find the little towers and get back the ones they'd already
The old man who gave them the task of finding the towers was, I
believe, killed by the killer in the first episode.
He was also the one who had originally hidden the towers all over the
country, and he had marked the clues to them with the Interbang symbol( ‽ ).
Each tower had an associated riddle, the solution to which would lead
to it. The whole thing, if I remember correctly, was organised as a
treasure hunt, with each tower having the riddle of the next one.
The one who hired the killer also knows the towers' secret.
The last episode ends with all the little towers being placed in order
inside the real one by the man who hired the killer. The tower promptly
took off into space (seriously). He and/or the killer was trapped
The towers looked identical to a common souvenir, which frequently
caused wild goose-chases. They were not ordinary, however. Each tower
had its own associated colour, even though they were all white on the
outside, and all of them had magical properties.
The Interbang symbol was a question mark superimposed on an exclamation
The brothers and the killer travelled all around Italy, not just Pisa.
The series was very poorly dubbed into English, probably from the
I think the killer's hat was a black cowboy hat.
29/04/04: I am told that one of the brothers names was Gianni and
that at the end, the Killer was in the real Pisa tower, but he put the
little towers in the wrong order, so he never found the treasure
(so the tower went into space).