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4 February 1967 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 31)

Edward Woodward ... 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)

William Squire ... Hunter (19 episodes, 1970-1972)

Series Directed by
Peter Duguid (11 episodes, 1967-1972)
Jim Goddard (6 episodes, 1969-1972)
Mike Vardy (6 episodes, 1969-1972)
Reginald Collin (4 episodes, 1969-1972)
Bill Bain (3 episodes, 1967-1972)
Piers Haggard (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Robert Tronson (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Voytek (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Series Writing credits
James Mitchell (30 episodes, 1967-1972)
Ray Jenkins (5 episodes, 1969-1972)
Bill Craig (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
Robert Banks Stewart (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Trevor Preston (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
John Kershaw (2 episodes, 1969-1972)
William Emms (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Michael Winder (2 episodes, 1969-1970)

Series Produced by
Reginald Collin .... producer (35 episodes, 1969-1972)
John Kershaw .... associate producer (14 episodes, 1969)
Lloyd Shirley .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1967-1969)
Terence Feely .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1967-1969)
Series Original Music by
Jack Trombey (unknown episodes, 1970-1972)
Series Cinematography by
Michael Elphick (1 episode, 1969)
Series Production Design by
David Marshall (9 episodes, 1967-1972)
Peter Le Page (6 episodes, 1967-1972)
Neville Green (6 episodes, 1969-1972)
Stan Woodward (5 episodes, 1969-1972)
Mike Hall (4 episodes, 1969-1972)
Darrell Lass (2 episodes, 1967)
Terry Gough (2 episodes, 1969)
Series Art Department
Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tony Dawe .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Alan Chuntz .... fight arranger (1 episode, 1972)
Series Other crew
George Markstein .... story editor (22 episodes, 1970-1972)
Christopher Toyne .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1972)

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Additional Details

60 min (44 episodes)
Black and White (1967-1969) | Color (1970-1972)
Aspect Ratio:
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James Mitchell created the gritty series as a reaction against the increasingly fanciful espionage images seen in "The Avengers" (1961) (for which he had written in its' earlier, more realistic days), "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964) and the Bond films.See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the all-time great TV series, 4 August 2006
Author: Owlnz from New Zealand

I think I managed to see the entire series bar a couple of episodes and the story lines were always excellent. Great casting throughout. Alas, I realize how old I have become now when I see how Anthony Valentine has aged - have just watched a 2005 episode of the BBCs "New Tricks" this evening, in which he featured. Sadly don't seem to have seen Edward Woodward in many productions during the years since "Callan".

I only ever saw the "Callan" episodes in black and white - colour TV didn't reach New Zealand until several years after it was available in the USA and Europe, and we couldn't afford a colour set until 1982 - but I wonder whether viewing it in black and white added more gritty realism to the plots, and perhaps if I watched it now remastered in colour, would I find it slightly disappointing? I haven't noticed it around on DVD but if I do, don't think I'll be tempted to buy, as I prefer to remember it still with great enjoyment.

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