The adventures of an elderly vicar and his gardener, secret agents for B.I.S.H.O.P, who combat criminals and terrorists from overseas.
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Stanley Unwin ...
 Father Stanley Unwin / ... (13 episodes, 1969)
Gary Files ...
 Matthew Harding / ... (13 episodes, 1969)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
 The Bishop / ... (13 episodes, 1969)
Keith Alexander ...
 Agent Blake / ... (13 episodes, 1969)
Sylvia Anderson ...
 Mrs. Appleby / ... (11 episodes, 1969)
David Healy ...
 1st Technician (Burgossa) / ... (5 episodes, 1969)
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The adventures of an elderly vicar and his gardener, secret agents for B.I.S.H.O.P, who combat criminals and terrorists from overseas.

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"Secret Service" blended live action and puppet footage extensively, with actor Stanley Unwin often doubling for his puppet counterpart in long shots. Stanley Unwin plays Stanley Unwin in this series - one of the only known occasions where an actor has portrayed a purely fictional character with the exact same name. See more »

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Follows Thunderbird 6 (1968) See more »

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Dull as a sermon
20 August 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

After Thunderbirds and that mysteron series, I looked forward to this Anderson offering. Tried to like it, but it was too slow and the concept of a priest working for the British Secret service (British Intelligence Secret Headquarters Operation Priest or BISHOP) didn't really take off. I guess if I wanna watch a show with marionettes as the cast, I need more toy rockets and explosions.


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