The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Napoleon Solo / ... (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
 Illya Kuryakin / ... (105 episodes, 1964-1968)
 Alexander Waverly / ... (105 episodes, 1964-1968)


Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin are the two agents of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, who fight evil (primarily an organization of Bad people called, THRUSH) and use charm, wit, and a never ending assortment of gadgets. Ran for 4 years. Written by John Vogel <>

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Release Date:

22 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Ian Fleming's Solo  »

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(105 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)


(season 1)| (seasons 2-4) (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Except for "Alexander the Greater Affair, episodes were always titled "The (insert episode title) Affair", while each act also carried its own title, usually taken from a line of dialog. See more »


The map upon Mr. Waverly's office wall is incorrect in numerous cases. For example, it shows Canada and Newfoundland to be 2 separate states. Other errors include the lack of East Pakistan and all of Indo-China is depicted as one nation by the name of 'Siam'. This map appears in various episodes. See more »


[opening of the first few season 1 episodes]
Napoleon Solo: My name is Napoleon Solo. I'm Enforcement agent in Section 2 here. That's operations and enforcement.
Illya Kuryakin: I am Illya Kuryakin. I am also an Enforcement agent. Like my friend Napoleon, I go and I do whatever I am told to by our chief.
Mr. Alexander Waverly: Hmm? Oh, yes. Alexander Waverly. Number 1 in Section 1. In charge of this, our New York headquarters. It's from here that I send these young men on their various missions.
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Each episode's credits included a dedication to the men and women of UNCLE. See more »


Referenced in Chappaqua (1966) See more »

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One of the 5 greatest series ever.
23 July 2005 | by (Georgetown, KY) – See all my reviews

Hollywood has missed a bet by not capitalizing on the fact that Robert Vaughn and David McCallum are still alive. There should be another series or a movie with these two, but it would require some good writing to get a show worth watching. DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKES THAT WERE MADE ON THE AVENGERS MOVIE. I've always maintained that if you wanted to watch a show about the past, you could watch Wild, Wild, West; if you wanted to watch a show about the present, you could watch Man From Uncle; if you wanted to watch a show about the future, you could watch Star Trek; if you wanted a foreign flavored show you could watch The Avengers; and if you wanted to watch a comedy, you could watch Get Smart. MFU started in 1964, WWW and Get Smart in 1965 and Star Trek in 1966. The Avengers with Emma Peel hit here around 1967. You can get by in life just watching these shows. My feeling is that the Sixties started in February 1964 with the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and ended with the Manson murders in August 1969. Those were 5 magical, wonderful years that I wish could be recaptured and relived somehow. Anyway, what made MFU such a hit? There were numerous teen-age baby-boomers who thought the exciting life shown on the show was how life was going to be. Women, travel, women, cool suits, women, weapons, excitement, women, etc,. Did I mention women? Sure beat the work-a-day world our Dads had to live in the 1960s. We were in for a big surprise when we grew up. No UNCLE organization, no space travel, no huge amounts of leisure time. Sigh.

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