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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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John Drake: the efficacious man 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:
The show resumed production with 60-minute episodes in 1964. It was renamed "Secret Agent" for American distribution.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 »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in "Danger Mouse" (1981)See more »

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26 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
John Drake: the efficacious man, 3 December 2005
Author: Pansopher from Austin, Texas, USA

This show never laughs at itself (setting it apart from most of the James Bond and follow-on genre shows). Instead, it projects the inimitable Patrick McGoohan as a consistently efficacious hero: fast-thinking, innovative, ultra-capable, tenaciously-focused on the mission, yet when achieving the mission is not enough, he's able to think outside the box, to re-define his goals and achieve success in a wider context.

For a little boy starving to see a hero on television, "Danger Man" (and the subsequent "Secret Agent Man") was just what I needed. A hundred times over the years, facing my own moments of challenge, I remembered how John Drake had handled things. Nevermind the detail of his job being a "secret agent," the essential of this show is: a man of quintessential skill and reason who uses his mind to take him over, under, around or through all obstacles -- and *that* is what you take away from every episode.

It's food for the soul.

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