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

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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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(47 episodes)

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It is often erroneously reported that episodes of this series were filmed in Portmerion, the Welsh village McGoohan later used as the setting for The Prisoner (1967). In truth, none of the 1964-66 "Danger Man" episodes was filmed there, however several episodes of McGoohan's earlier Danger Man (1960) series were. See more »

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Episode titles appear at the end of the episode opening credits, rather than at the beginning. See more »

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John Drake: the efficacious man
11 December 2005 | by (Austin, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

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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