Secret Agent (1964–1967)
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Fish on the Hook 

M9 receives a mayday signal from an agent in an Arab country. He has been compromised and must get out. The agent is also the contact for a local spy called the Fish. Drake is sent undercover to bring the Fish out.


Robert Day

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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick McGoohan ... John Drake
Dawn Addams ... Gerdi
Zena Marshall ... Nadia
Terence Longdon ... Rowland
Martin Miller ... Dr. Zoren
Peter Bowles ... Gamal
Vladek Sheybal ... Tewfick
Michael Godfrey ... Abdul
Harvey Hall Harvey Hall ... Maxwell
Robert Henderson ... Albert
Clive Russell ... G's Secretary
Walter Randall ... Cockney Soldier
Bakshi Prem Bakshi Prem ... Captain in Restaurant (as Prem Bakshi)
Karen Clare Karen Clare ... Dr. Zoren's Nurse


M9 receives a mayday signal from an agent in an Arab country. He has been compromised and is leaving the country. He is also the contact for an outstanding local spy called the Fish. Drake is sent to bring the Fish out. His cover is as a public relations representative, Max Wright, and he makes use of Gerdi, the woman who runs the local branch of the company. The local police inspector is very suspicious and makes it difficult for Drake. Things are further complicated when the real Max Wright appears. Written by jem

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cold war | 1960s | retcon | See All (3) »







Release Date:

24 April 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A headshot of Patrick McGoohan, which was used frequently - both here in Danger Man (in such places as in the opening credits - where the title 'Danger Man' forms over it), as well as in The Prisoner (most notably in Free For All) was lifted from here - specifically the scene where Drake (McGoohan) goes to meet with Maxwell Ryders's father, Albert See more »

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Another very good episode of "Secret Agent"
20 December 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When this episode begins, the British learn that an important spy network within Egypt* has been compromised. Of all the agents, the 'Fish' is considered non-expendable and Drake is sent to rescue this person. The problem is, he doesn't know who the Fish is or what they look like. So, he needs to find another contact and work his way towards this big Fish.

This is a fairly typical episode of "Secret Agent". It's well written, has some nice plot twists (especially when Drake learns WHY the Fish is there and who they work for) and is rather exciting. And, like other episodes, Drake avoids gun-play and uses his wits to solve the case.

By the way, it's interesting that Zena Marshall is one of the guest stars in this one. This is because she was also in the older Patrick McGoohan series "Danger Man" and battled wits with Drake. She also was in the first Bond movie, "Dr. No"--playing a naughty woman who tries to have Bond killed.

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