Secret Agent (1964–1966)
"Danger Man" (original title)

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Three years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and continued in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now a Special Security... See full summary »

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 John Drake (47 episodes, 1964-1967)
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Three years after the original "Danger Man" series concluded, it was revamped and continued in a longer format. (1 hour/episode instead of 30 minutes). John Drake was now a Special Security Agent for MI9, getting his exotic assignments exclusively from Her Majesty's Secret Service. This version of the series introduced far more Bond-like gadgets, from exploding tie-pins to tape-recording shavers, and emphasized fast action. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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3 April 1965 (USA)  »

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(47 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(seasons 1-3)| (season 4)

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1.33 : 1
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After several seasons of black-and-white episodes, it was decided to switch to color. But after only two episodes were completed, McGoohan quit the series to devote his energies to The Prisoner (1967). These 2 episodes Secret Agent: Koroshi (1967) & Secret Agent: Shinda Shima (1967) were edited together to form the film Koroshi (1968). See more »

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The first episode broadcast in the United States ("Battle of the Cameras") actually features two opening credit sequences. The first is a brief, 10-second introduction featuring a few bars of "Secret Agent Man" and a credit for Patrick McGoohan (running roughly the same length as the original UK credits). This is followed by the teaser, and then the regular credits. In all future US broadcasts, the pre-teaser credit sequence was dropped. See more »

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Referenced in Kings and Desperate Men (1981) See more »

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in my opinion the greatest ever spy series on TV. the original half hour series were amazing and you got a start, middle and end, John Drake always delivers. fast forward 3/4 years and Mr. Drake is back in 1 hour episodes and looking at these you will find an a to z of character actors involved in some fantastic stories. Drake is a loner who will not let himself get involved with anyone romantically due to the nature of his job, in fact he is the ultimate gentleman spy and he has to get close to people to solve the case. look at the episode with Bernard Bresslaw drake really does to get to like him and vice versa the pay off leaves Bernard a very sad man. all in all a fantastic slice of British TV and history, forget Bond, Drake is the man


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