Callan (1967–1972)

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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... See full summary »

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 David Callan (43 episodes, 1967-1972)
Russell Hunter ...
 Lonely (41 episodes, 1967-1972)
Lisa Langdon ...
 Liz March (31 episodes, 1967-1972)
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 Toby Meres (30 episodes, 1967-1972)
William Squire ...
 Hunter #4 (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 series theme tune was 'Girl in the Dark', a stock library track by Jack Trombey published by de Wolfe Music. In 1970 Edward Woodward released a vocal cover of the piece, 'This Man Alone', with lyrics by Peter Dacre. See more »

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Followed by Callan (1974) See more »

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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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