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Secret Agent 

Danger Man (original title)
John Drake is a special operative for M19, specialising in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.
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...  John Drake 48 episodes, 1964-1967
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The lid show made Saturday evening a treat. Not only for the great opening sound track by JOHNNY Rivers, but the creative exploits of the main character John Drake. At the time it followed the spy craze created by the 2 James Bond movies made just prior to the show's debut, Dr. No and From Russia With Love. What made this show different as well was several years after it went off the air on CBS, a spin off series was crest called "The Prisoner". The show gained rave reviews during a ST run. It picked on what happens to John Drake after he quits the British Secret Service.. Somewhat dated but still both shows are exciting TV fare.

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3 April 1965 (USA)  »

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(47 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Amongst the series other names in other markets is "Lone Wolf," which was to have been the title for the series in it's own, national Marek, the UK. Instead, it was used outside of the UK. 'Lone Wolf' is a code name assigned to Drake, though it is only uttered once or twice on the show. See more »

Crazy Credits

The first episode broadcast in the United States ("Battle of the Cameras") actually features two opening credit sequences. The first is a brief, 10-second introduction featuring a few bars of "Secret Agent Man" and a credit for Patrick McGoohan (running roughly the same length as the original UK credits). This is followed by the teaser, and then the regular credits. In all future US broadcasts, the pre-teaser credit sequence was dropped. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Danger Mouse (1981) See more »

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When men were men...
22 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This spy drama was in the mold of the first '007' movie, "DR. No". A crossover from the paranoid deep cover spy of the 50's to the gadget and spoof of the 60's. And to top it off, Patrick McGoohan, as the secret agent, was terrific. Cool, low keyed, sharp as a tack, traveling to different ports of call. Plots were generally good. Unfortunately, due to its mature nature and age, chances of it being televised grows less year by year...Alas poor Yorick. If you do gain access to these episodes, go for it. You won't be disappointed.


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