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Secret Agent ratings (TV show, 1964-1967)

Secret Agent
Rank 4,372 / 26,995
Trend 7
Genres Action, Crime, Adventure
Seasons 3
Episodes 47
Total votes 4,216
Average votes 90
Average rating 7.9 / 10

Coming at approximately the same time as James Bond, ITC's Danger Man (known as Secret Agent in the states) is the complete antithesis, with the calm, icy-cool demeanour of British M9 agent, John Drake (Patrick McGoohan). Whereas Bond's all flash, Drake (who never carries a gun, he felt them to be "noisy, and they can hurt someone") used his brain, instead, and is very adept at defending himself with his hands, as well. He also eschewed having the "babe of the week", or even having Drake involved with a woman. The show (which had initially been a half-hour series, also under the Danger Man (1960) title, and character name, but was brought back slightly "retconned" and became a series with hour-long episodes) became an world-wide hit, and helped propel series' lead, Patrick McGoohan to international fame (in fact, Mr. McGoohan was twice offered the role of James Bond, and twice refused. The first time, he declined, but recommended a friend of his; Sean Connery). Unlike many other spy ...

Directors: Charles Crichton, Don Chaffey, George Pollock, Jeremy Summers, Michael Truman, Pat Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Peter Maxwell, Peter Yates, Philip Leacock, Quentin Lawrence, Robert Day, Stuart Burge Writers: Jacques Gillies, Jan Read, Jesse Lasky Jr., Louis Marks, Malcolm Hulke, Marc Brandel, Michael J. Bird, Michael Pertwee, Norman Hudis, Philip Broadley, Ralph Smart, Tony Williamson, Wilfred Greatorex
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