Danger Man

Danger Man – The Sisters

by Alan Rapp on August 9, 2018

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Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. There’s an interesting conundrum at the heart of “The Sisters,” but before Drake (Patrick McGoohan) can get to it he journeys halfway around the world to work with a frenemy (Sydney Tafler) to smuggle a young woman (Mai Zetterling) to the West. A talented scientist (Barbara Murray) has defected, but unsure whether or not the woman is the real thing the British send Drake to find the woman’s sister who alone can make a positive identification. Despite their initial embrace, the discrepancies in the two woman’s accounts makes it a certainty that one of them isn’t who they appear to be, but which one is lying?

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Danger Man – The Key

by Alan Rapp on July 31, 2018

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Danger Man - The Key television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. There is victory but no winners when Drake is sent to Vienna to investigate reporter Harry Logan (Robert Flemyng) who is the lead suspect in a series of leaks of classified information smuggled out of the country. Despite evidence of the man’s guilt, Drake’s gut won’t let him believe the reporter is the leak. The truth is more complicated, as the Logan will learn for himself when his wife (Monique Ahrens) is implicated in the plot.

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Danger Man – An Affair of State

by Alan Rapp on July 12, 2018

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Danger Man - An Affair of State television review

Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) flies to San Pablo to investigate the suspicious disappereance an American economist who was deciding whether or not the Caribbean state would receive money from the United States Government. All evidence points to a suicide, but while investigating the official story Drake runs across the the man’s secret wife (Dorothy White) who insists that the story Drake has been fed is nothing more than a pack of lies and he was killed to protect a secret he had found on the day of his death.

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Danger Man – The Lonely Chair

by Alan Rapp on June 19, 2018

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Danger Man - The Lonely Chair television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. When reclusive scientist’s (Sam Wanamaker) daughter Sally (Liz Lanchbury) is kidnapped and the government fears that the kidnappers will ask for his government secrets in exchange for her return. John Drake‘s (Patrick McGoohan) is sent in to help get Sally back alive and not allow confidential government information to fall into enemy hands. To do that he will need to earn the trust of the wheel-chair bound scientist and his estranged wife (Hazel Court).

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Danger Man – Position of Trust

by Alan Rapp on June 5, 2018

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Danger Man - Position of Trust TV review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. With a personal stake in the outcome, there’s a ruthlessness to John Drake‘s (Patrick McGoohan) actions in “Position of Trust.” After being approached by an old friend whose daughter has become addicted to opiates, the spy heads to the Middle East searching for those buying raw opium and smuggling it into the United States. Helping him are local agent Sandi Lewis (Lois Maxwell, best known for her role as the first Miss Moneypenny) and an unwitting accomplish that Drake tricks and blackmails into helping him get the information he came for. While it’s a bit simplistic to think Drake’s actions here have any real impact in the illegal drug industry, the episode sells both the importance of the information he seeks to acquire and the personal interests which motivate him.

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