Danger Man – The Actor

by Alan Rapp on March 26, 2020

in Television Reviews 

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Danger Man - The Actor television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. When officials suspect a radio program in Hong Kong is somehow providing sensitive information to the Chinese, John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is sent undercover as an out-of-work actor. After staging a skirmish and ingratiating himself to one of the actors (Gary Cockrell) on the radio program, Drake goes to work both looking for a spy and struggling with how the information is being transmitted under everyone’s nose. With limited time, Drake has to both discover who involved in the show is passing the information, and how they are doing it, and then break the code. Given the limited time the episode has to play out the story, Drake making it on to the show and deciphering the code (after a montage suggesting a long struggle) both turn out to be far easier than one would suspect. Eventually the spy finds what he’s looking for and manages to hide his own message in the radio program’s script.

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