An UNCLE translator, Mandy Stevenson, seeks excitement. Solo, feeling sorry for her, "recruits" Mandy to be a courier. In reality, she is only supposed to get Waverly more pipe tobacco. ... See full summary »



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Robert Gibbons ...
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Kate Murtagh ...
Miss Raven
Mel Gallagher ...
Clarke Gordon ...
Ice Cream Vendor
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An UNCLE translator, Mandy Stevenson, seeks excitement. Solo, feeling sorry for her, "recruits" Mandy to be a courier. In reality, she is only supposed to get Waverly more pipe tobacco. Things go askew when Mandy is given actual valuable information (a list of Thrush agents in France). UNCLE and Thrush comb New York to find Mandy. Written by Bill Koenig

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22 March 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Barbera Feldon worked for UNCLE as 23 before moving to Control as Agent 99 See more »


At the beginning of season one's The Never-Never Affair the words "New York City" appear to set the scene. However, the city shown is clearly 1950's Washington DC as you can clearly see the Washington Monument. See more »


Napoleon Solo: [checking body of THRUSH killer after shootout in movie theater as film continues to play] Too bad. He'll never see how it turned out.
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A Top Flight Episode
3 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – The Never-Never Affair – 1965

This is the 25th episode of 1964 to 1968 spy series, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. The series ran for a total of 105 episodes. The first season was filmed in black and white with the remainder shot in colour. Robert Vaughn plays agent Napoleon Solo while David McCallum plays Illya Kuryakin. Leo G Carroll plays Mister Waverly, the boss of the secret agency known as U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law & Enforcement) Their main enemy is THRUSH, an organization out to take over the planet.

In this episode, THRUSH has come close to capturing Agent David McCallum. McCallum is carrying a list of THRUSH agents working in France. The head of THRUSH in France, Cesar Romero, is in New York to retrieve the micro film. UNCLE has the micro film info put on a micro dot. They intend to send the micro dot to France so UNCLE can round up the THRUSH types.

At UNCLE headquarters, while all this is going on, Agent 23, Barbara Feldon, is bored silly working in the UNCLE translator branch. She dreams of going on a "real" mission with danger involved. Robert Vaughn, feeling sorry for the woman, sends her on a fake mission. UNCLE boss, Leo G. Carroll, has run out of pipe tobacco. Vaughn gives her Carroll's tobacco humidor to get refilled at the tobacco shop. He tells Feldon it is a secret mission. Take the item to the shop, then return.

Anyways, through a series of misunderstood orders the micro dot is also given to Miss Feldon. Off she goes on her merry way, thinking THRUSH might be on every street corner and alleyway. UNCLE realizes that Feldon has the micro dot and Vaughn and McCallum set off to grab her up.

This idea goes sideways as Mister Romero and THRUSH tumble to Feldon being the possible courier. Soon Feldon and Vaughn are trussed up at THRUSH headquarters for a little talk. The where is the micro dot or do we need to torture you type of talk.

UNCLE reinforcements, led by Carroll and McCallum arrive just in time to rescue the pair. THRUSH boss Romero gets himself shot and captured in the process. Miss Feldon now decides she likes the office job she had before.

This is a first rate episode with the whole cast and crew shining. Miss Feldon would shoot to fame as agent 99 on GET SMART the same year as this episode. Cesar Romero is always a hoot in everything. He would hit it big again as "The Joker" on the camp 1966-1968 BATMAN series. The chemistry between Vaughn and Feldon hits the mark right down the line.

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