Secret Agent: Season 1, Episode 21

The Mirror's New (5 Jun. 1965)
"Danger Man" The Mirror's New (original title)

TV Episode  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime
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Bierce is a British diplomat in France. He shoots a man, to whom he owes money, and hides the body. He then suddenly disappears. Drake is sent to try and find out what has happened to him.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Edmund Bierce
David Hutcheson ...
Sir Jeremy
Nicola Pagett ...
Bill Nagy ...
George Murgia
Mary Yeomans ...
Virginia Bierce
Ernst Walder ...
Alison Seebohm ...
Jerome Willis ...
Second Pursuer
Yvonne Marquand ...
Frank Maher ...
First Pursuer


Bierce is a British diplomat in France. He shoots a man, to whom he owes money, and hides the body. He then suddenly disappears. Drake is sent to try and find out what has happened to him. He suddenly reappears the next day unaware of what day it is - he has lost a day. As Drake investigates, he finds that Bierce has another life, with false names, women, gambling and other apartments. Written by jem

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5 June 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Donald Houston & Patrick McGoohan will next star in an episode of The Prisoner (Do Not Forsake Me, My Darling,' - both as the same character. As the episode is about mind transference, Mr. Hoiston (who's character works for the Village) has Number 6's mind tramsfered in to his body. The actual reason for the entire episode was Patrick McGoohan was busy filming re-takes on Ice Station Zebra, which precluded him from being available to film an entire episode. The plot neatly circumnavigated this, by having Mr. Houston 'be' Number 6 for almost the entire episode. See more »


When Bierce tells Dupoirier that he has "5 seconds left"; he actually has 11 seconds left. See more »


Written by Maurice Ravel
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An odd plot but a good show.
27 December 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very unusual episode because the plot is so unusual. A show begins with a British diplomat, Bierce, meeting with a man to whom he owes money. However, instead of paying the guy, he murders him. During the process of carting away the body to hide it, however, Bierce takes a nasty fall and is knocked out. He regains consciousness some time later.

In the meantime, the embassy is very worried. Bierce is always very reliable and punctual--but he's gone. So, Drake is called in to find him. Soon after Drake arrives, Bierce appears again--but cannot account for the lost time. Does Bierce have amnesia or is he faking it? And, why did he kill that man? This is all for Drake to discover...or else he'll become Bierce's next victim.

I liked this episode because it was very unusual. There are not the usual evil communists to contend with and the finale is very satisfying. Well worth seeing.

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