Glover has defected to China and M9 wants him back. Drake is ordered to try and get him. He follows Glover's wife to a remote Greek island near Albania where he encounters an Albanian agent keen on getting Glover's wife over the border.

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Paula Glover
Robert Urquhart ...
Charles Glover
Maxwell Shaw ...
Nicos
Peter Madden ...
Vera Cook ...
Paula's Mother
Harry Tardios ...
Mimiko
Meadows White ...
Customs Official
Sarah Brackett ...
Glover's secretary
Andreas Lysandrou ...
Greek Policeman
George Zenios ...
Greek Boy
Anthony Baird ...
British Agent (As Antony Baird)
John Bryans ...
Plainclothes Man
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Truck Driver
Sally Douglas ...
Girl
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Charles Glover has defected to China and M9 wants him back. Drake is ordered to try and get him. He follows Glover's wife, Paula, to Greece as he suspects she will try to make contact with him. Drake befriends her as he follows her to a island close to the Albanian border. It is there that they encounter an Albanian agent, Nicos, who tries to kill Drake. Drake reveals himself to Paula and convinces her to try and get her husband to return to England, particularly as she doesn't want to live in China. Nicos doesn't give up and does his best to get them over to Albania. Drake eventually succeeds but the result leaves him angry. Written by jem

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Hobbs: Walks in to room, whilst Drake is serrupticiously listening in on Paula Glover's conversation; Dake, I want to know...
John Drake: Puts a finger to his lips; Shhhhh-shhh - it's the mother. I'm, uh, interfering with the privacy of a citizen.
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A decent plot and an interesting twist at the end but also a few plot holes as well
14 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Charles Glover has defected to China and M9 wants him back. However, their only chance is to follow Glover's wife who he left back home in the UK. So, Drake begins watching her and soon learns that she's headed to Greece, so he naturally follows. Once there, he makes a casual acquaintance with Paula Glover but finds that a local man, Nicos, seems to ALWAYS be in the way. Not surprisingly, Nicos is an enemy agent and is intent on taking Paula behind enemy lines in Albania. As for Paula, it really isn't certain if she is aware that her husband has defected or if she wants to defect as well.

While I liked the plot and REALLY liked the ending, this is not a great episode of "Secret Agent" because it had quite a few plot problems. For example, when Nicos tried to kill Drake the first time, he picked a method that made it very likely Drake would survive. Also, following this boating 'mishap', Drake's oars (which he'd lost) magically appeared. Also, when Nicos was making his getaway, the car miraculously overheated--preventing a clear escape. These and other instances of sloppy writing made what should have been an exceptional episode just adequate.


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