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Danger Man (ITV Spy Drama, Patrick McGoohan)

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Action adventure series Danger Man detailed the cases of suave loner intelligence agent John Drake (Patrick McGoohan). The final two episodes were made in colour and combined together and released on the international circuit as a movie.

Alternative working titles for the series included Lone Wolf and Secret Agent. It’s pretty much acknowledged that the character McGoohan plays here, John Drake, is really Number Six in his follow up series The Prisoner.

Writers included Brian Clemens, Ian Stuart Black, Ralph Smart, Robert Banks Stewart, Michael Pertwee, Wilfred Greatorex, David Weir, Philip Broadley and Malcolm Hulke,

Guest stars were high profile and included the likes of Hazel Court, Moira Lister, Ann Firbank, Barbara Shelley, Lois Maxwell, Honor Blackman, Sam Wanamaker, William Sylvester, Robert Shaw, Richard Wattis, Ian Hendry, Judy Geeson, Jane Merrow, Kieron Moore and Patrick Troughton to name just a few.

There was a gap of two and a half years between seasons 1 and 2 and the episodes switched form half hour to an hour.

Cast: PATRICK McGOOHAN as John Drake; PETER MADDEN as Hobbs

Creator and Executive Producer: Ralph Smart / Producers: Sidney Cole, Aida Young

UK / ITV – ITC – ATV / 39×30 minute episodes / 47×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 11 September 1960 – 12 January 1968