V.H. Adderly, a former James Bond style operative for I.S.I., is given a desk job in the Department of Miscellaneous Affairs after losing function in his left hand- the result of torture by... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ...  V.H. Adderly 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Dixie Seatle Dixie Seatle ...  Mona Ellerby 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Jonathan Welsh Jonathan Welsh ...  Melville Greenspan 21 episodes, 1986-1987
Ken Pogue ...  Major Jonathan B. Clack 21 episodes, 1986-1987
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V.H. Adderly, a former James Bond style operative for I.S.I., is given a desk job in the Department of Miscellaneous Affairs after losing function in his left hand- the result of torture by enemy agents. He hates the mundane assignments he is given, thumbs his nose at protocol, and somehow manages to dig up a threat to national security or a spy at every turn. Melville Greenspan, his boss, is an insecure life long pencil pushing bureaucrat, who seems concerned only with not making waves and making sure that the proper forms are filled out. He is afraid that Adderly's snooping will result in his being fired. Mona is the efficient department clerk/secretary, almost bored with her work and longing for excitement (and a date with V.H.). She often covered for Adderly, and would occasionally help him on assignments, sometimes with Greenspan's permission. Written by Steve Yudewitz <z004790b@bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us>

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Adderly, assumptes diversos See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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I've never forgotten this show!
19 February 2003 | by Xeresa6See all my reviews

I loved this show when it first appeared in the United States, and wish that they would re-broadcast it again. The chemistry between Winston Rekert and Dixie Seatle combined with the deft comedic touches provided by Adderley's sweetly inept " boss",Melville Greenspan(I just suffered a memory blank about this fine actor's name) combined with interesting stories that combined mystery,drama, and comedy are worth watching over and over again. My one regret is that they have never put the show's episodes on video tape. I taped some of them in the 80's, but my tapes are starting to fade badly. If anyone ever has an opportunity to watch this show again--just run to the tv set and enjoy this charmer!


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