Secret Agent: Season 2, Episode 23

Not So Jolly Roger (30 Apr. 1966)
"Danger Man" Not So Jolly Roger (original title)

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The Jolly Roger is pirate radio station on an old sea fort. A DJ is killed just as he sends a message saying that the station is sending coded messages to foreign submarines. Blake goes undercover as a DJ to find out what is happening.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Edwin Richfield ...
Marco Janson
Wilfrid Lawson ...
Lisa Daniely ...
Linda Janson
Trisha Noble ...
Susan Wade (as Patsy Ann Noble)
Andrew Faulds ...
Jon Rollason ...
Christopher Sandford ...
John Tate ...


An abandoned war-time sea installation over three miles from shore has been taken over under maritime law by a man who now uses it to run a pirate radio station. Being outside the three-mile limit prevents the authorities from shutting the station down or prosecuting for unlicensed broadcasting. However, the pirate radio station is only a front for other, more nefarious activities. Written by Anonymous

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30 April 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Series composer Edwin Astley gets a namecheck when Susan Wade plays "a new one from Ted Astley." See more »


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"Its quiet enough for a drum solo!"
5 July 2011 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Tony Williamson's 'Not So Jolly Roger' was one of the last 'Danger Man' episodes made, and also one of the best. Andrews ( Christopher Sandford ), a disc jockey for Radio Jolly Roger, is murdered whilst sending an urgent message to London. John Drake ( Patrick McGoohan ) arrives by boat to take his place. It is run by Marco Jansen ( Edwin Richfield ) and his wife ( Lisa Daniely ). Drake discovers the station is passing stolen military secrets to the Russians. The playing of Strauss' 'Blue Danube' acts as a signal to a submarine. His cover blown, Drake is confronted by the brawny Mullins ( Andrew Faulds ). The fight ends with our hero falling from a great height into the sea...

The setting of a pirate radio station makes this a very ( for the time anyway ) topical story ( we will overlook the fact that Drake is rather too old to be a D.J. ). The episode is made more effective by being filmed on an abandoned World War 2 sea fort. Marco admits he never bought the place, but claimed it under maritime law. I did not recognise the songs used, but they sound good!

Among the cast are Wilfrid Lawson as a perpetually inebriated cook, and Patsy Ann Noble ( later to move to the States and change her name to 'Trisha' ) looks great in a woollen sweater as disc jockey 'Susan Wade'. Her song 'He Who Rides A Tiger' is heard at the beginning and end. 'Mullins' a.k.a. the late Andrew Faulds, later became a Labour M.P.!

Incidentally, 'Storm Over Rockall', a 1965 'Danger Man' novel by W.Howard Baker, also features skulduggery on a pirate radio station, but the two are unconnected.

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