David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

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James Mitchell
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1972   1970   1969   1967  
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Series cast summary:
Edward Woodward ...  Callan / ... 43 episodes, 1967-1972
Russell Hunter ...  Lonely 41 episodes, 1967-1972
Lisa Langdon Lisa Langdon ...  Liz March / ... 31 episodes, 1967-1972
Anthony Valentine ...  Toby Meres / ... 30 episodes, 1967-1972
William Squire ...  Hunter 19 episodes, 1970-1972
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This bleak, "Spy who Came in from the Cold"-style espionage drama concentrates on the seamy underside of covert operations: assassinations, blackmail and dirty dealing. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Both Patrick Mower(Cross) and Anthony Valentine(Meres) starred in Hammer Films based on novels written by Dennis Wheatley. They were 'The Devil Rides Out' and 'To the Devil a Daughter' See more »

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Followed by Callan (1974) See more »

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Girl in the Dark
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Composed by Jack Trombey
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God this is good
25 April 2021 | by fran-rhowbothamSee all my reviews

Staggering how the plots are reflected in current international situations now in 21st century. Plus sa change. Edward Woodward superb as is Anthony Valentine as Meres gorgeously and menacing. Taught writing and gutsy dialogue love this. No better spy intelligence drama does not date at all. Get the DVD you won't be disappointed.


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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

8 July 1967 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(44 episodes)

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Mono

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Black and White (1967-1969)| Color (1970-1972)

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1.33 : 1
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