Secret Agent: Season 1, Episode 4

The Galloping Major (3 Jul. 1965)
"Danger Man" The Galloping Major (original title)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime
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Drake is sent to Africa to protect the prime minister, who is in the midst of an election campaign. It is suspected that the opposition leader is planning to overthrow the government but Drake finds out that it is much more complicated.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
The Prime Minister K.W.Kamunga
Errol John ...
Colonel Nyboto
Edric Connor ...
Dr. Manudu
Arnold Diamond ...
Jill Melford ...
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
General Powers
Nora Nicholson ...
Lloyd Reckord ...
Personal Assistant
Danny Daniels ...
Heather Emmanuel ...
Ron Blackman ...
Jimmy Falana ...


Drake is sent to Africa to protect the incumbent prime minister, who is in the midst of an election campaign. There has already been one attempt on his life and it is suspected that the opposition leader is planning to overthrow the government. However, the more he investigates, Drake realises something bigger is happening with plots and counter-plots. Written by jem

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cold war | 1960s | retcon | security | india | See All (8) »





Release Date:

3 July 1965 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mrs. Manningham possesses a copy of "Scent of White Poppies" by Agatha Christie. The author wrote no such work (although John Christopher did, in 1959). See more »

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Politics, African style...
15 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Prime Minister Kamunga (William Marshall) has called in John Drake to provide him protection during his election. Kamunga claims that someone is out to kill him and thereby give the election to his rival, Dr. Manudu. So, Drake pokes around--keeping his eyes open and his mouth shut. Eventually, the trail seems to lead to a very ambitious military officer who appears to be ready to lead a coup.

This episode gets a plus because of its sense of humor. The old English landlady who owns the place where Drake stays is a hoot. Mrs. Mannington is DEFINITELY a relic of the colonial past and is pretty funny. Additionally, I liked how yet another pretty lady threw himself at Drake, yet Drake seemed impervious to her allure. He is definitely NOT like James Bond in this sense--but it also makes his character a lot more believable. Overall, a decent episode but one whose finale seemed a tiny bit anticlimactic to me. Still, it's well worth seeing just to watch William Marshall--a wonderful actor who too often is only remembered for the Blacula movies and not his amazing voice and talents.

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