Secret Agent: Season 1, Episode 5

Fair Exchange (17 Apr. 1965)
"Danger Man" Fair Exchange (original title)

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In a poignant reminder that spies are merely people and that they often take terrible punishment when caught, Drake tries to stop a former agent from killing the East German government official who had her tortured beyond repair.

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Lelia Goldoni ...
Lisa Lanzing
James Maxwell ...
Pieter
George Mikell ...
Wilhelm Berg
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
Col. Otto Berg
Barry Linehan ...
Foster
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Mumford
Raymond Adamson ...
Gorton
Noel Howlett ...
Dr. McKenna
Kenneth Adams ...
Sustri
Thomas Gallagher ...
German Farmer
John Kirby ...
German Guard
Hugo De Vernier ...
Servant
Jeremy Tunnicliffe ...
East German Guard
Bernard Davies ...
German Taxi Driver
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Lisa, a former agent for M9, is being chased by what she thinks are foreign agents and turns to Drake for help. He is ordered to keep an eye on her but she manages to give him the slip. It turns out Lisa had been released from a psychiatric hospital where she had been since being tortured by an East German agent, Pohlman. She is determined to exact revenge on her torturer and kill him. Drake tries to enlist the help of an East German agent but he has their own agenda. Drake has to work hard to save her and foil the East German's plans. Written by jem

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As Lisa Lanzing is loading an automatic pistol in her East Berlin hotel room, a close-up shot, her face not in the frame, shows her loading bullets into the magazine. However, the woman in the close-up shot wears a different coat, wristwatch, and ring on her left ring finger than all the other shots of Lisa in this scene. See more »

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Things aren't always as they seem...
17 December 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Although IMDb lists "Fair Exchange" as the fifth episode of "The Secret Agent", it comes third on the DVDs from A&E Video. This could be a mistake by IMDb but I strongly suspect it's because A&E made the mistake. This is because I've watched other series by them and they showed complete indifference about presenting the shows in the proper order!

Lelia Goldoni plays Lisa, a British agent who had been captured and tortured by an East German agent, Pohlman. Now it's odd that they'd cast Goldoni, as she clearly has an American accent. Regardless, she comes to Drake asking for help--as SOMEONE is chasing her. Soon you find that she is being chased--by British Intelligence who want to stop her. This is because Goldoni is bent on killing Pohlman and they want to stop her because this will no doubt heat up the Cold War. But, through the course of the show, you realize that things aren't as they seem--there is SOMETHING else going on here.

This is a good episode of "Secret Agent". There's plenty of action, plot twists and intrigue. As usual, Drake manages to outsmart everyone and avoid killing.


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