An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.
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Complete series cast summary:
Victor Platt Victor Platt ...  Airport Official / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Maxwell Shaw Maxwell Shaw ...  Albert / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Alan Tilvern ...  P'Eng Pat / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Gertan Klauber ...  Innkeeper / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan ...  3rd Inspector / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Ernst Walder Ernst Walder ...  Stasse / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Gerard Heinz ...  Doctor / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
David Healy ...  American Sailor / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Jan Conrad Jan Conrad ...  Chief Mechanic / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Madeleine Burgess Madeleine Burgess ...  2nd Woman in bar / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Richard Marner ...  Policeman / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Sean Barry-Weske Sean Barry-Weske ...  German Dog Handler / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

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English

Release Date:

2 October 1963 (USA) See more »

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Vakoilija See more »

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(24 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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A quality series, apparently never re-shown;
17 May 2006 | by hogan-pjSee all my reviews

Every episode of this series featured top rank actors. It covered assorted aspects of spying and dirty tricks. The directors and writers were also prominent e.g. Hugh Williams. The episode 'The Frantic Rebel' featured Jill Bennet, Stanley Baxter, Donal Donelly, Roger Livesy and other well known names. The director was none less than Michael Powell. The ethos of the artists in the varied areas of production of the series was predominantly left wing yet plots demonstrated the methods of the K.G.B. Concurrent with the Kennedy assassination, was this, like the 'The Manchurian Candidate' a 'water muddying' exercise. The series vanished. Frank Sinatra allegedly sat on the performing rights of The Manchurian Candidate for 25 years!


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