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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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Addictive, almost........disturbingly so. 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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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Addictive, almost........disturbingly so., 6 November 2002
Author: thedangerman (topracer2000@hotmail.com) from Bunk 277/3d, MountJoy, Ireland

Often unfairly overshadowed by it's sequel series' (Secret Agent and "The Prisoner"). Dangerman is a kick-ass (Often literally) spy show, which follows N.A.T.O. agent John Drake around the world.

The great thing about this show is it's length at just 25 minutes per episode it's the perfect thing to have on video when you want to kill a quick half-hour,

the only problem is it'll soon become a quick 4 or so hours as you watch every episode on the disc backwards searching for demonic messages from Patrick McGoohan. (?rettoP ysuB) (aet fo puc a evol dluow i eladgniD .srM, sey yhW)

It'll then develop into a quick 4 days as you roam the country abducting people and then bludgeoning them with to death with ring-binders when they refuse to participate in your home-produced screenplays.

During your 72 hour manhunt you can amuse yourself by giving your REAL name as your alias (John Drake, must have single-handedly brought about the collapse of communism by operating under such crafty Codenames as "Johnny").

While the prosecution is wondering why corpses with nametags reading "Hobbs","Keller","Hardy" and "Potter" were found in your apartment you can tell them (under oath) that although not quite as eccentric as "Secret Agent" or as downright mad as "The Prisoner" the general undercurrent of weirdness is palpable , (In Fact it comes to the fore in some of the later episodes,"The Contessa" for example features Drake being Drugged by a beutiful angel-like woman.

While your Defence lawyer rattles on about your upbringing in a racoon hive and your "Obsessive" collecting of electronic cow prodders. You can pass the time by humming "yellow submarine"AND commenting on the often sublime balance of storyline and style, of narrative and direction, of Nachos and chillypeppers.

You can inform the Large bearded man in your cell that "Dangerman" is to "the Prisoner" as the Old Testament is to Christianity. You can also tell him that you are flattered by his gift of a scented candle but you don't think of him that way.

So if you don't mind your children growing up in a Drakist temple in Southern Cambodia, or you feel your family can deal with you writing "redrum sbboH" in your finest red crayon all over their walls then Dangerman is the relig......, then Dangerman is the TELEVISION SERIES for you.

However if you harbour notions of ever Having a Career/Living over 30/feeling the wish to go outside again. Then perhaps it would be better not to watch this show.

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