Drake is sent to Bagdad as there appears to be a leak coming from one of his best friends. He sets a trap for his friend, which is sprung. When his friend vehemently denies his involvement, Drake must go looking for somebody else.

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Bill Vincent
Ann Bell ...
Leslie Vincent
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Ivan
Jack Allen ...
Colonel
John Gabriel ...
Rutledge
Roderick Lovell ...
Bertrand
Robert Rietty ...
Translator
Gita Denise ...
Natalie
Julian Sherrier ...
Sayyed
Christopher Sandford ...
Phelps
Frederick Farley ...
Solomin
Cyril Cross ...
Poltyev
Simon Brent ...
Watcher
Brian Weske ...
Simpson
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Drake is sent to Bagdad as there appears to be a leak coming from one of his best friends. He sets a trap for his friend, which is sprung. When his friend vehemently denies his involvement, Drake must go looking for somebody else.

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5 February 1966 (USA)  »

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Ivan: He's keep your hands out of your pockets, Mr. Lawrence.
John Drake: Now, you're not to worry. I never carry a gun. They're noisy, and they hurt people. Besides, I manage very well with out.
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Oh Shenandoah
Traditional American folk song
Performed by Donald Houston
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May We See Your Spy Gadgets, Please
31 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am befuddled here because the opposition has spy gadgets in this episode, and if you've been following my reviews cataloging the various spyware employed by Secret Agent John Drake, I've only been recording his gadgets. Hmm.. what to do?

Well let's start by covering Drake's spy gear. He shows up in this episode with his first bug sweeper; a spy device that detects the opposition's spy devices... namely, eavesdropping equipment. It's a handy little gadget that looks like a cigarette case. I would guess that its the same prop used in 'Loyalty Always Pays', which in the cigarette case was a radio receiver with an earpiece on a pull out tether. They appear to have simply swapped the earpiece tip for a bug sensor.

Drake also gets to deploy one of his exploding cigars! In past episodes we saw one other exploding cigar (Loyalty Always Pays), and an exploding pipe (English Lady Takes Lodgers). But in fact those two prior devices were more smoke bombs, and didn't really "explode". However the cigar in this episode seems to actually blow up and makes a flash of light and some noise. No real harm done though, and It's enough to allow our hero to once again daze and confuse the enemy long enough to disarm them. ;>

OK. I've decided. We're not going to catalog enemy spyware, BUT, it is worth a mention, especially in this episode. A female member of the opposition has a covert tape recorder like John's. But rather than disguise it as an electric razor (women didn't need to shave in the 60's), the gadget nerds fit the recorder into a makeup compact. Cute! The bad guys also have a big radio set for phoning home all the intelligence they've gathered. Nothing special there.

Finally... once again.. our dear spy master shows that although he avoids bedding the women on the show... he has a soft spot for them.. even if they are one of the 'bad guys'. You'll see when you watch.

Cheers


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