Danger Man – The Lovers

by Alan Rapp on March 20, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Danger Man – The Lovers
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Danger Man - The Lovers television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. While in London, John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is surprised by the request of the Boravian Embassy where an enemy spy (Michael Ripper) greets him and asks for Drake’s help to protect the Boravian President (Ewen Solon) and his wife (Maxine Audley), who Drake previously worked against while working as a spy in Boravia. Through a contact (Martin Miller), Drake learns a bomb has been sold to those who wish the President and his wife harm. However, the man will only sell the information for a large fee. Unfortunately, a gunman prevents Drake from learning all the particulars of the planned bombing.

The mystery of “The Lovers” works fairly well, although knowing the exact time of the attack makes things almost too easy for our hero. The fact that only the presidential pair knew of the plan to buy the information, and the discovery President’s wife is friendly with local dissidents, complicates the situation further. It becomes obvious that one member of the couple is attempting to kill the other, although it isn’t the one who Drake initially suspects. After performing the duties he was hired for (but refused to be paid for), the truth about the attack, and the threat of it going public, is enough to save one life for the foreseeable future.

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