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Seasons:
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Release Date:
11 September 1960 (UK) See more »
Plot:
John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace... See more »
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Stark, simple, absorbing, and full of impact. See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Patrick McGoohan ... John Drake (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
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Series Directed by
Charles Frend (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
Peter Graham Scott (7 episodes, 1960-1961)
Michael Truman (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Terry Bishop (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Seth Holt (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ralph Smart (2 episodes, 1960)
Anthony Bushell (2 episodes, 1961)
Clive Donner (2 episodes, 1961)
C.M. Pennington-Richards (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Writing credits
Ralph Smart (27 episodes, 1960-1961)
Brian Clemens (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Roddick (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jo Eisinger (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ian Stuart Black (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Marc Brandel (3 episodes, 1961)
Robert Banks Stewart (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jack Whittingham (2 episodes, 1960-1961)

Series Produced by
Ralph Smart .... producer (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
Aida Young .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ian Stuart Black .... associate producer (11 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Original Music by
Edwin Astley (25 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brendan J. Stafford (38 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Derek Chambers (21 episodes, 1960-1961)
David Hawkins (15 episodes, 1960-1961)
Peter Pitt (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Casting by
Harry Fine (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
Frank White (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Production Management
Douglas Twiddy .... production manager (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
Aida Young .... production supervisor (16 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Tomblin .... assistant director (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
John Schlesinger .... second unit director (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Art Department
Michael White .... draughtsman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Frank Maher .... stunt coordinator / stunt double: Patrick McGoohan (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Music Department
Edwin Astley .... musical director (39 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Other crew
Ralph Smart .... devised by / series devised by (27 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Thanks
Clough Williams-Ellis .... special acknowledgment: location (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
 

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Runtime:
24 min (39 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
John Drake says the phrase "I'm obliged" in virtually every episode; the catch phrase did not return in the later 1964 series.See more »
Quotes:
John Drake:[Opening titles narration] Every government has its Secret Service branch: America, CIA; France, Deuxieme Bureau; England, MI5. NATO also has its own. A messy job? Well that's when they usually call on me, or someone like me. Oh yes: my name is Drake. John Drake.See more »
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Stark, simple, absorbing, and full of impact., 30 July 2003
Author: WeeWillie from Markham, Ontario

A low key, but absorbing, TV series of half-hour episodes, it is the first of three putatively related series, the latter two being (a) Secret Agent Man (hour long episodes), and (c) The Prisoner.

In the series, our protagonist John Drake (played by Patrick McGoohan) is an English spy - elegant, skilled, sophisticated, and never at a loss. He breezes through his weekly problem, and we enjoy every second of the short ride!

In my opinion, the series was the undisputed master of its era, and I loved its whimsy, its thoughtfulness, and good plot lines, simply and starkly delivered. The later Harry Palmer movies (with Michael Caine - for example, The Ipcress File) was reminiscent of this same style - austere story line, strongly built around its main character, employing few cinematic effects, yet full of impact.

It has been years since I have seen this series, but it it is still one I remember very fondly.

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