Secret Agent (1964–1967)
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Parallel Lines Sometimes Meet 

A British husband and wife scientists disappear while on holiday on the English coast. The suspicion is they have been kidnapped and sent to Haiti, and Drake is sent to investigate.


Don Chaffey


Malcolm Hulke, Ralph Smart (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick McGoohan ... John Drake
Moira Redmond ... Nicola Tarasova
Errol John ... Dessiles
Earl Cameron ... Darcy
Clifton Jones ... Lieut. Labaste
Paul Danquah Paul Danquah ... James Owen
Christopher Carlos Christopher Carlos ... Victor N'Dias
Pearl Prescod ... Madame Celeste
Robert Dean Robert Dean ... David Elliot
Edward Brayshaw ... Vernon Brooks
Margaret Nolan ... Mrs. Elliot
Boscoe Holder Boscoe Holder ... Nero
Janet Hargreaves Janet Hargreaves ... Eirlys Brooks
Louis Mahoney ... Guard
Joseph Layode Joseph Layode ... Archivist


A British husband and wife couple, who are atomic scientists, disappear whilst on holiday on the coast. The suspicion is they have been kidnapped and sent to Haiti and Drake is sent to investigate. when Drake arrives, he finds a Soviet agent is also there., Drake finds there have been other deaths, which all seem to be connected to a wealthy Haitian. When the dead man turns out to be a Russian atomic scientist, Drake And the Soviet agent work together to find out what is happening. Written by jem

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cold war | 1960s | retcon | See All (3) »





Release Date:

1 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The last line in this episode is a misquote from the poem "Drake's Drum", about an English hero who vows to return from death, if his country is ever threatened. See more »

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The Enemy of Your Enemy... is the Basis For This Episode
28 March 2015 | by CoastalCruiserSee all my reviews

Surprisingly, as I post this review in March of 2015 there are no existing reviews for this episode. It's a decent Danger Man entrée though. As so often happens with this 1960's series, the subject matter is topical even today.

In this installment there is a group of Africans who feel they need to get their hands on 'the bomb'. Their logic is that since so many other countries have it, Africa will end up getting blackmailed into surrendering their country's resources under threat (hmmm). As you will see, the splinter group has a unique way of pursuing their desire to obtain the coveted weapon.

In this installment John Drake comes up against an agent for the 'opposition', as he so often terms the folks on the other side of the fence. But in this instance the two find they have a common enemy and work together effectively to put that enemy right out of business.

Meanwhile in the spy gadget department Drake finds a use for his cigarette lighter that doubles as a camera. It's appearance is brief and is not subject to the closeups this device normally gets.

Guest star wise, there are several reliable actors returning from past Danger Man shows. See how many you can spot.

Here are a few other examples of how Danger Man themes fit right in to today's world:

'The Galloping Major' Drake prevents a military coup from thwarting the democratic process in a vote for president.

'Affair of state' Drake uncovers a plot to loot the treasury of its gold supply by substituting fake gold bars for the real ones.

'The Deputy Coyannis Story' Drake uncovers a plot whereby IMF funds intended to modernize agriculture are instead used to line the pockets of corrupt governmental officials. (hello!?)

'Loyalty always pays' A foreign government makes secret arms deal with Chinese agents

'What ever happened to george foster?' A so-called cultural affairs foundation is in fact channeling money to political agitators trying to overthrow the current regime in favor of one with a more friendly attitude toward foreign companies draining natural resources from the target country.

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