David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

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 David Callan (43 episodes, 1967-1972)
Russell Hunter ...
 Lonely (41 episodes, 1967-1972)
Lisa Langdon ...
 Liz March - Hunter's Secretary / ... (31 episodes, 1967-1972)
Anthony Valentine ...
 Toby Meres (30 episodes, 1967-1972)
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 Hunter (19 episodes, 1970-1972)
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This bleak, "Spy who Came in from the Cold"-style espionage drama concentrates on the seamy underside of covert operations: assassinations, blackmail and dirty dealing. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The Section used a series of colour-coded files. A Red File was for especially dangerous targets of most urgent priority, marked for death. A Yellow File indicated a subject under occasional surveillance. Blue Files were for members of the 'wrong' party. White Files were for people who were to be put out of action by sending them into divorce courts, bankruptcy, prison or mental homes. See more »

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Followed by Armchair Theatre: A Magnum for Schneider (1967) See more »

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5 June 2006 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this as a teenager and thought it was really very good. In retrospect, it still is! Edward Woodward in the series long before The Equaliser (a watered down type of US show) gives a credible performance of Callan. It is reminiscent of The Ipcress File style and all the characters are well crafted. Russel Hunter as Linely the slightly freaky, weird unwilling accomplice with his Taxi as a cover is just superb. went on for four years and spawn a good movie. Spying in those days was a dirty game but one seemed to know who the enemy was most of the time. Today, one has no idea. Would like to see some reruns.


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