John Drake is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all... See full summary »
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Patrick McGoohan ...  John Drake 39 episodes, 1960-1961
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John Drake is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all over the world, as his assignments frequently took him to Africa, Latin America, and the Far East. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca> UPDATED U.N. Owen

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When Patrick McGoohan was shown a couple of early scripts, he demanded a few changes be made. The actor refused to allow Drake to become intimate with any woman, to use a gun as a means of killing, and to avoid making Drake a "one-dimensional muscle head". See more »

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[Recurring line]
John Drake: I'm obliged.
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"Introducing Patrick McGoohan." See more »

Alternate Versions

It has been reported that a foreign (non-UK) syndicated version of this series incorporated the American "Secret Agent Man" opening credits used for the later series "Danger Man" (1964), thereby tying the two series together. This has yet to be confirmed. See more »

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Followed by Koroshi (1968) See more »

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first series is chock full of goodness,
31 October 2004 | by jinx_maloneSee all my reviews

patrick mcgoohans's dicey 'new englander' accent notwithstanding, he's in fine form here. fast paced and inventive plots, exotic locales, and the extremely moral hero john drake all make the first series of danger man great television.

though he doesn't bed down with every girl he comes across, there's more than enough sexual tension to go around, as every female within a thirty-foot radius ends up throwing herself at johnny d. not keen on guns, drake's a master fighter and the resulting fight scenes are always fun to watch. his gadgets are realistic, much more believable than the ones used by bond or the man from wherever.

the very first episode, 'a view from the villa', takes us to portmeirion, PMG's inspiration for the village in 'the prisoner'. another one of the best television programs ever made.

you'll see a host of familiar faces in supporting roles here too. donald pleasance, barbara shelley--all kinds of great actors popped up on dm from time to time. by all means, if you're a fan of espionage shows, danger man should be high on your list of must-sees. it's got all the chewy goodness and none of the camp that marred so many spy programs in the sixties.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

5 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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