Secret Agent: Season 1, Episode 18

The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove (21 Aug. 1965)
"Danger Man" The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove (original title)

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After a driving accident, Drake finds that he has a £500 gambling debt that he has no knowledge of. The owner of the casino knows all about Drake's career as an agent and blackmails him by threatening to out him as an M9 agent.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Elaine Pearson
Eric Barker ...
Mr. Lovegrove
Francis De Wolff ...
Paul Alexander
Mrs. Elsie Farebrother
Peter Butterworth ...
Edward Underdown ...
Capt. Morgan
Mike Pratt ...
John Cazabon ...
Man in Black
Charles - Doorman
Patrick Connor ...
Peter Gill ...
Terrance Hooper ...
Pierre - Croupier


Whilst driving, Drake is distracted by his radio, swerves to miss a soccer ball and has an accident. Later he finds that he has a £500 gambling debt, that he has no knowledge of. When he goes to the casino, he finds everybody knows him but he has no recollection. The owner of the casino knows all about Drake's career as an agent and blackmails him for £10 000, threatening to send his picture and expose him to all the foreign embassies in London. Written by jem

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21 August 1965 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Drake uses a Polish WZ. 35 VIS pistol (aka RADOM) to dispatch the villains into the ether. See more »


When the doctor is examining John Drake (at around 18 minutes), the clapper board is visible in the doctor's head mirror. See more »


References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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It's more like an episode of "The Prisoner" than "Secret Agent".
9 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" is a very strange and surreal episode and it doesn't fit in with the style of the series at all. Interestingly, it IS a lot like a show from Patrick McGoohan's next series, "The Prisoner". As an episode of "The Prisoner" it wouldn't have been too bad, but for "Secret Agent" is was awfully weak.

Drake is driving along the English countryside on his way to London. However, when a kid's ball flashes into the road, Drake is distracted and crashes. What follows is an odd nightmarish story where Drake finds himself staying at a gambling casino and a man is trying to blackmail him, as he KNOWS Drake is a secret agent and he's threatening to expose his real identity. But the story is much more--as people later appear and disappear and the story has a strange other worldly feel to it. What's happening? Is Drake losing his mind or is he on LSD or what?!

"Secret Agent" was a very good series---a very literal series. This strange episode just doesn't fit at all and is weak because of this (though the stunts were very nice). However, if you want to see 'Q' from the "James Bond" series, he does make an odd guest appearance.

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