After a driving accident, Drake finds he has a £500 gambling debt at a club he has no knowledge of, yet the staff seem to know him, and the club's manager, Mr. Alexander knows all about Drake's career with M9, and plans to blackmail him.
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The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove is the title of a single by the band Dead Can Dance, from the album Into the Labyrinth See more »
When the doctor is examining John Drake (at around 18 minutes), the clapper board is visible in the doctor's head mirror. See more »
[John Drake just put Elsie Fairebrother in a cab, and as he starts to walk home, Elaine Pearson - sitting in her car - asks Dake to talk to her. After getting in, and clearing the air about the previous time he 'spoke' with her - only to have her lure Drake to talk with Mr. Alexander, Drake's in no mood for further games]
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It's more like an episode of "The Prisoner" than "Secret Agent".
"The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" is a very strange and surreal episode and it doesn't fit in with the style of the series at all. Interestingly, it IS a lot like a show from Patrick McGoohan's next series, "The Prisoner". As an episode of "The Prisoner" it wouldn't have been too bad, but for "Secret Agent" is was awfully weak.
Drake is driving along the English countryside on his way to London. However, when a kid's ball flashes into the road, Drake is distracted and crashes. What follows is an odd nightmarish story where Drake finds himself staying at a gambling casino and a man is trying to blackmail him, as he KNOWS Drake is a secret agent and he's threatening to expose his real identity. But the story is much more--as people later appear and disappear and the story has a strange other worldly feel to it. What's happening? Is Drake losing his mind or is he on LSD or what?!
"Secret Agent" was a very good series---a very literal series. This strange episode just doesn't fit at all and is weak because of this (though the stunts were very nice). However, if you want to see 'Q' from the "James Bond" series, he does make an odd guest appearance.
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