A prisoner is soon to be released and is offered a well-paid job that is obviously crooked. As he wants to go straight, he reports the approach. Drake takes his place in order to find out what the crime is to be, which is murder.
A prisoner called Bowden is approached in prison by an old school friend. He is soon to be released and is offered a well-paid job that is obviously crooked. As he wants to go straight, he reports the approach to the prison governor. M9 wants to know what the crime is to be so Drake takes the place of the prisoner. After his release from prison, he is approached by a solicitor and offered £1000 to join The Order, which he finds is a terrorist training organisation that is intent on killing people it considers a danger to society. Written by
By my -completely unofficial- count, this is the 8th true spy gadget we've seen thus far between the two 1/2 hour and 1 hour Danger Man series. What is it? It's a radio transceiver with a remote bug.
The radio is seen only in this installment, but the little bug that one can stick under a nearby piece of furniture will be seen in several upcoming episodes.
One of the interesting features of the transceiver, by the way, is that while it is able to relay the conversations picked up by the bug, when Drake goes to use it to contact headquarters for a pickup, the device seems restricted to old fashion More code. That's the 60s for you.
Gueststar wise, this episode has a couple of noteworthy entrées; Georgina Ward plays Diana, a somewhat minor role in this installment. Georgina returns however in 'The Black Book', and plays a pivotal character. She looks great in her subsequent appearance, and I believe John Drake comes closer to falling for her than possibly any other female he encounters.
Georgina's voice is remarkably similar to Diana Rigg, don't you think?
Character actor Zia Mohyeddin plays an Indian (or Pakistani) assassin in this show. Zia has the distinction of guest starring FIVE times across the 1/2 hour and 1 hours series. That count ties with Burt Kwouk (Kato from the Pink Panther movies), and is exceeded only by Warren Mitchell who turned in six Danger Man's.
Funny thing about Zia's performance in this episode is that he gets off a line that really stuck in my mind... while showing off a "special" tie to Drake that doubles as a method of chocking someone to death, his character jokes -with a smirk and a heavy Indian accent- "It is not of an unattractive pattern?" OK, you have to see him utter the line to appreciate the humor, but the reason I mention this is that the line must have affected others because he repeats the statement word for word during his appearance in "The Mercenaries'.
We've also see Lee Montague before (plays Major Latour) in the 1/2 hour episode 'The Honeymooners'. He does a pretty bad impersonation of an oriental there.
There are one or two more repeat offenders in this episode, but the performances of the above folks impressed me the most.
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