An M9 agent investigating the death of another man is murdered in Rome. Drake is sent to investigate what the circumstances of his death are and who murdered him. He finds the agent's tape ...
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An M9 agent investigating the death of another man is murdered in Rome. Drake is sent to investigate what the circumstances of his death are and who murdered him. He finds the agent's tape recorder and this reveals that there is a murderers-for-hire organisation. To find the killers, Drake hires the organisation to kill him and sets a trap for the killer. Written by
This episode, along with Are You Going To Be More Permanent, both feature Susan Hampshire as guest star, and also feature the musical piece MIo Amore Sta Lontano - a softly sung version of the Zombie's classic, She's Not There, as the leit motif for the episode. See more »
(at around 10 mins) As John Drake is carrying unconscious Lena out of his hotel room, Lena's shoes are on her feet. However, when Drake, still carrying Lena, enters her room across the hall moments later, her shoes have been removed. See more »
The opening credits show an aerial flyover of the Roman Coliseum. You get a nice look down inside the oval building. I'm told that Patrick McGoohan took the footage from his own private plane he kept parked at the Rome airport.
Really?? No, not really.
But here's something you can believe. This is the first time the ubiquitous electric razor that doubles as a tape recorder is seen! It seems like it shows up in every other show, and is equaled in appearances only by the lighter that takes pictures. In fact, by the time I get through this viewing of the entire series, wherein for fun I'm cataloging all these spy gadgets (keeps me off the streets), I'll know which gadget wins for most appearances, and will report such in a review of the final episode.
But anyway, this is the first instance of razor-as-recorder. Yes, we've seen the razor once before in 'Colony 3', but in that episode it turns into a radio transmitter that allows Drake to phone home for evacuation from the hellish spy colony.
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