Secret Agent (1964–1967)
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The Affair at Castelevara 

A former republican leader returns to his home country to retire. However, he is arrested by the current president and faces the death sentence, something both the British and Americans do not want to happen. Drake is sent in to stop it.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... John Drake
... Carlos Bisbal
Harold Goldblatt ... Ramon Torres
... General Ventura
... Sir Duncan (as Andre Morell)
... Van Horn
... Fortunato Santos
Brian Worth ... El Ferro
... Maite
... Kemp (as Charles Tingwell)
... Colonel Montes
David Saire ... Manuel
... Detective
David Ritch ... Immigration Officer
... Prison Guard


A former republican leader, Ramon Torres, returns to his home country to retire. He is arrested by the current leader and faces a death sentence for having ordered the murder of some hostages during the civil war at Castelevara. The British and Americans do not want this to happen and Drake must work with an American agent to free Torres using any method except violence. When Drake investigates, he finds there is film which shows the current president actually ordered the murder. However, it appears both sides of the conflict do not want the film shown, but for very different reasons. Written by jem

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




Release Date:

7 August 1965 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the lobby of the cinema where John Drake meets Carlos Brisbal, one of the posters is a portrait of actor John Fraser, who guest-starred in the previous Secret Agent: Don't Nail Him Yet (1964). See more »

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The Ubiquitous Spy Gadget

I have been tracking the spy gadgets that show up in the Danger Man / Secret Agent series, and as of three episodes before this one we had hit gadget number eight in 'Such Men are Dangerous'; a standard issue round, metal eavesdropping device (bug) mated to a radio receiver (using the IMDb sequence of episodes).

The same bug appears in this episode. But, for the first time the gadget does not belong to John Drake. Rather, he spots the bug in his room planted by the opposition. So does it count? Well I would say the gadget count remains at eight if for no other reason than it's the same gadget already cataloged. Is it worth even mentioning though? Apparently yes, because I'm posting this review. ;> We will see this handy device again before the series ends.

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