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
"The Mirror's New" is one of my favorite Danger Man/Secret Agent episodes. Donald Huston is cast as Edmund Bierce, a mid level British diplomat, who piles on debt to a Paris gangster to finance his lifestyle of fast women and drink. For Edmund life has never been the same since his days in combat during World War II. He drinks, he womanizes and he lives life to recreate those few moments when he was alive. Shortly before a trip to Bonn, Germany, Bierce goes missing for hours following an accident with the gangster and the episode revolves around John Drake, secret agent, trying to unravel Bierce's missing day and where something called "The Dylan Report" has been and why there is a plastic mirror in Bierce's "other" Paris flat. (the one without his wife) A very well acted tale of true intrigue and human weakness, that is just as real in the 21st Century as it was in the mid-20th Century.
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