Danger Man – The Battle of the Cameras

by Alan Rapp on November 17, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Danger Man – The Battle of the Cameras
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Danger Man - The Battle of the Cameras television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. After top secret documents are stolen by a cunning woman (Dawn Addams) working for the notorious A.J.A. Kent (Niall MacGinnis), John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is sent to Paris to work his way into the man’s confidence by offering up the recipe for rocket fuel. With a longer running time, much of it spent in the resort’s casino, and a scarred super-villain, you can feel the influence of James Bond throughout “The Battle of the Cameras.”

Much of the episode centers around Drake charming Martine while trying to work his way to her boss who is notoriously careful about leaving his guarded compound. The plot gets a little too cute at times, such as the test of the not-quite-real beach robbery or Drake playing with Kent’s henchman (Frederick Bartman), while trying to expand the script to the longer running time. Patrick Newell has a small role in the episode as Drake’s reinforcement, who nearly manages to get Drake killed when demanding a meeting that clues the villain’s in on Drake’s true purpose which could have ended with Drake going for header over the rocky cliff’s under Martine’s apartment. Fans of The Prisoner may also keep an eye out for a quick glimpse of a penny-farthing.

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