The adventures of a preteen secret agent who can have any useful skills downloaded into his brain.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Len Jones Len Jones ...  Joe McClaine 30 episodes, 1968-1969
Rupert Davies ...  Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine 30 episodes, 1968-1969
Keith Alexander Keith Alexander ...  Sam Loover / ... 30 episodes, 1968-1969
David Healy David Healy ...  Shane Weston / ... 30 episodes, 1968-1969
Gary Files Gary Files ...  1st Guard / ... 24 episodes, 1968-1969
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ...  2nd Russian / ... 16 episodes, 1968-1969
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Joe McClaine is a 9-year-old boy whose adoptive father has developed a method of transferring specialist "brain patterns", and hence skills, into his son's mind. As a result, Joe is able to become a test pilot, brain surgeon, etc, as needed. Combined with his innocent appearance, he becomes an agent for the World Intelligence Network. Written by <dferstat@iinet.net.au>

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The worlds smartest secret agent is only 9 years old!


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UK

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English

Release Date:

29 September 1968 (UK) See more »

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(30 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Severely Underrated Show
17 January 2002 | by richardjohnmalinSee all my reviews

This show just doesn't seem to receive the popularity it deserves. It was made after Captain Scarlet and quite a few years after Thunderbirds when the puppet animation had improved considerably. Perhaps because it details the exploits of a young boy it seems in some way "for the kids". But some kid's show! The carnage in some episodes is unbelievable, like the time Joe "borrows" a MIG jet fighter off the Russians, they come after him, he blows them all out of the sky AND goes back to destroy the base! The hardware is as good as Thunderbirds if not as varied. Joe's dad's car for example. Not only does it look good whilst driving it flies too.

This is one of my best remembered shows from childhood days and when it is repeated I always sit down and watch. Good ol' Joe, may you never grow old and may you work for the World Intelligence Network indefinitely.


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