Secret Agent (1964–1967)
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The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove 

After a driving accident, Drake finds he has a £500 gambling debt at a club he has no knowledge of, yet the staff seem to know him, and the club's manager, Mr. Alexander knows all about Drake's career with M9, and plans to blackmail him.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Elaine Pearson
Eric Barker ...
Francis De Wolff ...
Paul Alexander
Mrs. Elsie Farebrother
Peter Butterworth ...
Edward Underdown ...
Capt. Morgan
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 at almac's casino, whichhe has no knowledge of. When he goes to the casino, he finds everybody knows him but he has no recollection. The mamanger of the casino knows all about Drake's career as an agent and attempts to blackmails him, threatening to send his picture and expose him to all Written by jem

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cold war | 1960s | retcon | See All (3) »





Release Date:

21 August 1965 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


John Drake: [John Drake just put Elsie Fairebrother in a cab, and as he starts to walk home, Elaine Pearson - sitting in her car - asks Dake to talk to her. After getting in, and clearing the air about the previous time he 'spoke' with her - only to have her lure Drake to talk with Mr. Alexander, Drake's in no mood for further games] Look, it's late, I'm tired, and you bore me.
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References From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

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It's more like an episode of "The Prisoner" than "Secret Agent".
9 March 2014 | by 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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