Danger Man – Name, Date and Place

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2019

in Television Reviews 

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Danger Man - Name, Date and Place television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. With the assassination of the Italian Minister, Drake (Patrick McGoohan) comes to the conclusion that there is an underground murder network taking out high valued targets for the right price. All seven of the victims have been shot in the back but otherwise there is no connection between the killings as the victims have all have various national and political ties. Believing the best opportunity to discover the network is to pose as a potential client, Drake goes in undercover as a man with an enemy needing to be silenced.

Although the episode features Drake getting shot by an assassin, “Name, Date and Place” is more notable for the level of security and deception by the secret organization. After trolling underworld contacts for days, Drake finds a nibble only to be rebuffed when attempting to arrange the killing (although an agent arrives shortly afterwards to finalize the deal). There’s plenty of cloak and dagger here, including how Drake delivers the name of the intended target to the would-be assassins. When tracing the money fails, Drake has no choice but to also play the intended victim whose death provides an opening to grab both the assassin and her contractor.

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