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Dick Barton: Special Agent 

The adventures of World War 2 veteran turned crimefighter Dick Barton and his sidekicks Snowey & Jock.


Norman Collins






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Series cast summary:
Tony Vogel ...  Dick Barton 32 episodes, 1979
Anthony Heaton Anthony Heaton ...  Snowey White 32 episodes, 1979
James Cosmo ...  Jock Anderson 30 episodes, 1979


The adventures of World War 2 veteran turned crimefighter Dick Barton and his sidekicks Snowey & Jock.

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Release Date:

6 January 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dick Barton - Agente speciale See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Southern Television See more »
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Technical Specs


(32 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The series was shot during 1977 and completed in early 1978. However, in part due to the World Cup, a place for it in the ITV network schedules wasn't found until January 1979. See more »


Referenced in A View to a Kill: The Royal Premiere (1985) See more »


The Devil's Galop
Written by Charles Williams
Performed by Charles Williams and His Orchestra
[series theme tune]
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A wonderful retrospective romp
7 April 2009 | by MoonwrackSee all my reviews

A wonderful retrospective romp; a series of adventures in the style of Enid Blyton's Famous Five. (Maybe Dick Barton is the grown-up version of the FF's Dick). Tony Vogel plays his part in the style of Michael Palin in his Ripping Yarns character. He is an excellent actor so presumably this was deliberate. Otherwise, Dick Barton (1979) is endearingly incoherent, but vintage car enthusiasts will love it. Essentially, the idea for the series, although produced thirty years after the radio original, seems to have been about thirty years ahead of its time. Miss Marple's latest series has produced a taste for the late 1940's so maybe another remake would be appropriate.

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