List of Danger Man episodes

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The following is a list of episodes of the British television series Danger Man.

Episode list[edit]

Episodes were usually not aired in production order. Broadcast order varied widely between the UK and US. In fact, CBS, the US broadcaster, used it only as a summer replacement for Wanted: Dead or Alive and did not air even half of the run.

Although aired over the course of 18 months, the first 39 episodes are considered one series.

Series 1 (1960–1962)[edit]

Broadcast as Danger Man in the UK and US.

Airdate is for ATV London [1] ITV regions varied date and order.

Episode No. Prod No. Title Directed by Written by Original UK airdate
1-1002"View from the Villa"Terry BishopBrian Clemens and Ralph Smart11 September 1960 (1960-09-11)
Frank Delroy, an American banker is murdered and five million dollars is missing. Drake travels to Italy to find the money.
1–2004"Time to Kill"Ralph SmartBrian Clemens and Ian Stuart Black18 September 1960 (1960-09-18)
Drake balks when he is ordered to kill an assassin and intends to capture him. His plans are thwarted by an interfering Swedish school teacher.
1–3028"Josetta"Michael TrumanRalph Smart25 September 1960 (1960-09-25)
Drake helps a blind woman find and identify her brother's killer.
1–4016"The Blue Veil"Charles FrendDon Inglis and Ralph Smart2 October 1960 (1960-10-02)
Drake flies to the Arabian desert to investigate stories of slavery and helps a stranded showgirl.
1–5017"The Lovers"Peter Graham ScottJo Eisinger and Doreen Montgomery9 October 1960 (1960-10-09)
Drake has a surprise when he receives a telephone call from an old enemy named Miguel Torres. Torres asks for Drake's help in preventing an assassination.
1–6012"The Girl in Pink Pyjamas"Peter Graham ScottIan Stuart Black and Ralph Smart, story by Brian Clemens16 October 1960 (1960-10-16)
A strikingly lovely blonde is found wandering in a dazed condition along a lonely road in a Balkan state. She provides Drake with a clue to the mystery surrounding the attempted assassination of the country’s president.
1–7007"Position of Trust"Ralph SmartJo Eisinger23 October 1960 (1960-10-23)
Drake travels to a Middle East country to find how opium is supplied to criminal syndicates.
1–8025"The Lonely Chair"Charles FrendJohn Roddick and Ralph Smart30 October 1960 (1960-10-30)
Drake impersonates a wealthy industrialist whose daughter has been kidnapped.
1–9018"The Sanctuary"Charles FrendJohn Roddick and Ralph Smart6 November 1960 (1960-11-06)
To uncover an IRA cell Drake impersonates a prisoner who has just been released after serving a sentence for a violent bomb outrage. His deception lands him into a web of drama and danger.
1–10009"An Affair of State"Peter Graham ScottOscar Brodny13 November 1960 (1960-11-13)
Drake flies to a small Caribbean state when an American economics expert, sent there to check on the country’s finances and gold reserves before America agrees to a large loan, is reported to have committed suicide.
1–11001"The Key"Seth HoltJack Whittingham, story by Ralph Smart20 November 1960 (1960-11-20)
Drake loses no time in getting to know Logan and his attractive Continental wife, Maria. He tells Logan that he has been ordered to contact him with instructions to encode a message for cabling to Washington.
1–12008"The Sisters"Seth HoltJo Eisinger, story by Brian Clemens27 November 1960 (1960-11-27)
Which girl is telling the truth? This is the problem that faces Drake when a beautiful refugee from a mid-European country flees to England and pleads for political asylum.
1–13024"The Prisoner"Terry BishopRalph Smart and Robert Stewart4 December 1960 (1960-12-04)
A U.S. Diplomat has been forced to live within the walls of his embassy for five years, denied egress by the host country. Drake convinces a concert pianist to impersonate the diplomat, in an attempt to win his freedom.
1–14014"The Traitor"Terry BishopJohn Roddick11 December 1960 (1960-12-11)
What makes a man a traitor? Drake finds out when his latest assignment takes him to Kashmir, in Northern India, and to drama high up a mountain in a lonely bungalow with a renegade Englishman and his beautiful wife.
1–15021"Colonel Rodriguez"Julian AymesRalph Smart18 December 1960 (1960-12-18)
The treacherous Colonel Rodriguez has arrested an innocent American journalist on charges of spying. Drake must find a means of freeing him.
1–16029"The Island"Pennington RichardsBrian Clemens and Ralph Smart1 January 1961 (1961-01-01)
Drake, an heiress, and two assassins are stranded on a small island after a plane crash. The assassins and Drake strive to convince the sole inhabitant on the island the truth about who is a prisoner and who is a guard.
1–17003"Find and Return"Seth HoltJo Eisinger8 January 1961 (1961-01-08)
A woman is wanted by the British authorities on charges of espionage. Drake travels to the Middle East to find her and retrieve her passport.
1–18034"The Girl Who Liked GI's"Michael TrumanMarc Brandel and Ralph Smart15 January 1961 (1961-01-15)
In Munich, Drake investigates the murder of a GI and makes a date with his German girlfriend. Is she an innocent or a spy?
1–19031"Name, Date and Place"Charles FrendRalph Smart and John Roddick22 January 1961 (1961-01-22)
Does a "Murder Incorporated" organisation exist? Drake arranges his own murder.
1–20037"Vacation"Patrick McGoohanRalph Smart29 January 1961 (1961-01-29)
Travelling to Nice, Drake sits next to a man he recognises as an assassin. Drake takes his place, but who is the victim?
1–21030"The Conspirators"Michael TrumanRalph Smart and John Roddick5 February 1961 (1961-02-05)
Drake is sent to a remote island to protect the wife of a murdered diplomat who is writing a book exposing the truth.
1–22033"The Honeymooners"Charles FrendRalph Smart and Lewis Davidson2 April 1961 (1961-04-02)
A groom accused of murder and awaiting execution in the Far East is a pawn in a power struggle between the country's Prime Minister and Defence Minister. All is not what it seems.
1–23036"The Gallows Tree"Michael TrumanRalph Smart and Marc Brandel9 April 1961 (1961-04-09)
In Scotland, a stolen car is recovered bearing the fingerprints of long dead masterspy. Is he still alive and working?
1–24022"The Relaxed Informer"Anthony BushellRalph Smart and Robert Stewart16 April 1961 (1961-04-16)
In Bavaria, Drake intercepts an enemy courier. Who is supplying the secrets? What is the connection to an isolated religious sect?
1–25020"The Brothers"Charles FrendRalph Smart23 April 1961 (1961-04-23)
A diplomatic satchel is stolen by bandits when a plane crashes off the coast of Sicily. Drake must deal with the bandits to retrieve the satchel.
1–26006"The Journey Ends Halfway"Clive DonnerIan Stuart Black30 April 1961 (1961-04-30)
Drake uses the guise of a Czech engineer to find out who is betraying people trying to escape from Communist China.
1–27011"Bury the Dead"Clive DonnerRalph Smart, story by Brian Clemens7 May 1961 (1961-05-07)
In Sicily, Drake finds out the truth about the death of another agent who was investigating a gun-running operation.
1–28013"Sabotage"Peter Graham ScottMichael Pertwee and Ian Stuart Black14 May 1961 (1961-05-14)
A transport plane flying over South East Asia explodes. Drake helps the widow of the pilot find the cause of the tragedy.
1–29027"The Contessa"Terry BishopJohn Roddick and Ralph Smart21 May 1961 (1961-05-21)
Drake works undercover as a seaman to infiltrate a drug smuggling operation in Italy.
1–30032"The Leak"Anthony BushellRalph Smart and Brian Clemens28 May 1961 (1961-05-28)
Drake travels to the Middle East to find out why people near a nuclear plant are showing signs of radiation poisoning.
1–31038"The Trap"Pennington RichardsRalph Smart and John Roddick4 June 1961 (1961-06-04)
A woman working as a cipher clerk at the American embassy in London travels to Italy with her new fiancee. Drake follows to find out whether it is true love.
1–32039"The Actor"Michael TrumanMarc Brandel11 June 1961 (1961-06-11)
A Hong Kong radio station is embedding secrets in its broadcasts. Drake gets a job there to find out who is the spy.
1–33035"Hired Assassin"Charles FrendRalph Smart and John Roddick18 June 1961 (1961-06-18)
Drake infiltrates a terrorist group planning to kill a Latin American president.
1–34019"The Deputy Coyannis Story"Peter Graham ScottJo Eisinger16 December 1961 (1961-12-16)
Drake is sent to a Balkan country to find out if aid money is being stolen.
1–35023"Find and Destroy"Charles FrendRalph Smart and John Roddick23 December 1961 (1961-12-23)
A miniature submarine is beached on the coast of South America. Drake has to destroy it before enemy agents can discover its secrets.
1–36005"Under the Lake"Seth HoltJack Whittingham30 December 1961 (1961-12-30)
A counterfeit operation is circulating US dollars. Drake follows a man and his daughter to find the source of the fake money.
1–37015"The Nurse"Peter Graham ScottRalph Smart and Brian Clemens6 January 1962 (1962-01-06)
Drake helps a pretty Scots nurse protect the heir to the throne of a Middle East country.
1–38026"Dead Man Walks"Charles FrendRalph Smart and Brian Clemens13 January 1962 (1962-01-13)
A group of scientists researching bacterial warfare made a dramatic discovery. Now they are being killed. Drake travels to Kashmir to find out why.
1–39010"Deadline"Peter Graham ScottJo Eisinger, story by Ian Stuart Black20 January 1962 (1962-01-20)
An African country is on the brink of civil war after a murder. Drake plunges into jungle to find those responsible.

Series 2 (1964–1965)[edit]

Series 2 and 3 were broadcast as Danger Man in the UK and Secret Agent in the US. Airdate is for ATV Midlands,.[2] ITV[1] regions varied date and order.

Episode No. Prod No. Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK
2-1048"Yesterday's Enemies"Charles CrichtonDonald Jonson13 October 1964 (1964-10-13)
Secrets are going astray in Beirut. Has a former British agent set up his own spy ring?
2-2043"The Professionals"Michael TrumanWilfred Greatorex and Louis Marks20 October 1964 (1964-10-20)
An M9 agent is missing. Drake goes undercover in Prague to find him and is targeted by a Czech spy and his femme fatale.
2–3049"Colony Three"Don ChaffeyDonald Jonson27 October 1964 (1964-10-27)
British communists are disappearing behind the Iron Curtain. Drake follows their trail to a replica of a British town used to acquaint Russian infiltrators with British ways.
2–4047"The Galloping Major"Peter MaxwellDavid Stone3 November 1964 (1964-11-03)
Posing as Major Sullivan, Drake is sent to protect a new African government from election-time deceit and violence. Dodging an industrialist's predatory wife (Jill Melford), Drake discovers the real deceit, and his last-minute plot makes the election more honest than anyone else intended.
2–5042"Fair Exchange"Charles CrichtonWilfred Greatorex and Marc Brandel10 November 1964 (1964-11-10)
British agent Elizabeth Lanzig (Lela Goldoni) vows revenge on the East German spymaster who tortured her. Drake is ordered to stop her, and finally succeeds by kidnapping the son of a rival spymaster (Andre van Gyseghem) and exchanging him for her.
2–6040"Fish on the Hook"Robert DayJohn Roddick and Michael Pertwee17 November 1964 (1964-11-17)
The name "Fish" hides the identity of the organiser of a complex espionage system who is in danger of being exposed unless Drake is successful in his hazardous mission to Egypt.
2–7044"The Colonel's Daughter"Philip LeacockDavid Weir24 November 1964 (1964-11-24)
In India, a retired colonel ekes out his pension by collecting and selling butterfly specimens. When the colonel's assistant dies mysteriously, Drake is sent to investigate, and ends up getting help from a local policeman, whose own investigation Drake pursues. Finally, both trails entwine.
2–8051"The Battle of the Cameras"Don ChaffeyPhilip Broadley1 December 1964 (1964-12-01)
On the French Riviera, Drake poses as playboy gambler Peter Simons to gain the confidence of crafty spy czar A.J.A. Kent (Niall MacGinnis) and his accomplices, the beautiful Martine (Dawn Addams) and judo master Genicot (Frederick Bartman). Compromised by an overeager assistant who is photographed and identified, Drake feigns gullible drunkenness and turns a trap around on his enemies.
2–9052"No Marks for Servility"Don ChaffeyRalph Smart8 December 1964 (1964-12-08)
International extortionist Gregori Benares marries a lovely young Englishwoman and takes her to Rome; they stay in a villa where the butler is John Drake. An ally of the shy wife and implacable enemy of the sadistic Benares, Drake exposes the man's kidnapping plot.
2–10050"A Man to be Trusted"Peter MaxwellRaymond Bowers15 December 1964 (1964-12-15)
Posing as a Scotland Yard detective, Drake arrives in the West Indies to investigate a murder and test the reliability of the local contact for British intelligence, a flamboyant Colonel Mora, played by Harvey Ashby. After close calls with women and voodoo cults, Drake sorts the evil from the good.
2–11041"Don't Nail Him Yet"Michael TrumanPhilip Broadley22 December 1964 (1964-12-22)
British intelligence suspects that Rawson is selling secrets. Drake poses as a wimpy schoolteacher picked on by teenagers, wins Rawson's friendship, and trails him to a soccer game, but resists simply pulling Rawson in until he can prove the treason. Following the man to a bookstore, Drake sees his quarry bolt, but discovers an accomplice (Sheila Allen) and a sinister spymaster.
2–12054"A Date with Doris"Quentin LawrencePhilip Broadley29 December 1964 (1964-12-29)
In a revolutionary Latin American state, Drake's friend Peter is framed for the murder of a general's mistress. Extracting the wounded Peter is a job for Drake, undercover as a journalist; and he finds an unlikely ally. When the general himself joins the chase, the escape becomes a matter of hairbreadth timing.
2–13046"That's Two of Us Sorry"Quentin LawrenceJan Read5 January 1965 (1965-01-05)
Drake is sent to a remote Scottish island to investigate a set of fingerprints that belong to a spy who was long thought dead. The results surprise (and chagrin) everyone.
2–14055"Such Men Are Dangerous"Don ChaffeyRalph Smart12 January 1965 (1965-01-12)
Drake takes the place of an ex-convict recruited as an assassin by an organisation which believes its mission is to eliminate undesirable world leaders (identified in the episode as the Knights Templar). When sent on his first assignment, Drake allows his victim to escape, revealing his identity.
2–15056"Whatever Happened to George Foster"Don ChaffeyDavid Stone19 January 1965 (1965-01-19)
By accident Drake discovers that a new Latin American republic is being sabotaged by a British industrialist for his own ends. Inexorably, Drake hunts down the industrialist's shady past and trades it for the small nation's autonomy.
2–16057"A Room in the Basement"Don ChaffeyRalph Smart2 February 1965 (1965-02-02)
Drake's old friend Keith is kidnapped by the opposition and held in the Embassy of Romania in Geneva. Called into unofficial action by Keith's wife, Susan (Jane Merrow), Drake enlists the help of two friends and Susan herself. She poses as a rich hysteric and he as her doctor. The four engineer a daring rooftop-to-basement rescue.
2–17058"The Affair at Castelevara"Quentin LawrenceJames Foster9 February 1965 (1965-02-09)
Drake is sent to a Hispanic country where an heroic old revolutionary is scheduled for execution. The Americans have a plan to save him, but Drake has a better idea, one that involves a documentary film and a chase through a theatre that sports a Rock Hudson poster.
2–18053"The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove"Don ChaffeyDavid Stone16 February 1965 (1965-02-16)
Speeding on his way to the airport, Drake swerves to avoid a couple of young boys chasing a ball and loses control of his car. The rest of this story is supplied by Drake's subconscious: A duel of wits in which the hobo he passed on the road right before his accident morphs into the suave, sinister casino owner Mr. Alexander, whose unsavory deeds range from attempting to blackmail Drake to passing secrets via microdots on gambling chits.
2–19045"It's Up to the Lady"Michael TrumanPhilip Broadley23 February 1965 (1965-02-23)
Charles Glover, an idealistic Briton, flees eastward, and Drake follows Glover's wife Paula to a Greek village, where the opposition, in the person of one Nicos, is determined to bag the couple. Drake must convince the wife to return with her husband to England, where he is told the man will receive amnesty.
2–20059"Have a Glass of Wine"Peter MaxwellDavid Stone2 March 1965 (1965-03-02)
A spoof of France, and a chase across its wine country—mostly by night. Drake follows a blackmailed Englishwoman to France where her military secrets are passed to a Russian agent posing as a French wine merchant. They are intercepted by a local female spy who believes she has outwitted both, until Drake turns the tables and brings his own bottle.
2–21060"The Mirror's New"Michael TrumanPhilip Broadley9 March 1965 (1965-03-09)
A British diplomat in Paris goes missing for a day, and claims he can't remember it. Investigating, Drake improvises, first as a German-Irish encyclopaedia salesman and later as the diplomat's gambling buddy. Tortured by two men (one of them Frank Maher, McGoohan's own stunt double), Drake finds the diplomat's triple life has been financed by a dead man.
2–22061"Parallel Lines Sometimes Meet"Don ChaffeyMalcolm Hulke16 March 1965 (1965-03-16)
Two English scientists, the Brooks, disappear from a beach. Pursuing them to the West Indies, Drake finds a disputed dead man, hears a tale of zombie mineworkers, and meets Russian agent Nicola Tarasova (Moira Redmond). Both spies find themselves following the trail of Dessiles, a Russian atomic scientist wooed by an African government. Dessile's mine is the site of a narrow escape for Drake, along with temporary ally Tarasova and the missing Brooks couple.

Series 3 (1965–1966)[edit]

Some books list episodes 3-1 to 3–10 as part of series 2 due to change of studio from 3–11. Airdates are again as for ATV Midlands.

Episode No. Prod No. Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK
3-01067"The Black Book"Michael TrumanPhilip Broadley30 September 1965 (1965-09-30)
A British Embassy official is being blackmailed and Drake is sent to expose the blackmailers and eliminate their hold over the official. The trail leads to a black book of western blackmail targets.
3-02066"A Very Dangerous Game"Don ChaffeyRalph Smart and David Stone7 October 1965 (1965-10-07)
Drake takes the place of a defector in a plan to infiltrate Chinese Intelligence.
3-03065"Sting in the Tail"Peter YatesPhilip Broadley14 October 1965 (1965-10-14)
Drake provokes the jealously of a political assassin, wanted by the Parisian police, to leave the safety of Beirut.
3-04062"You Are Not in Any Trouble, Are You?"Don ChaffeyPhilip Broadley21 October 1965 (1965-10-21)
In order to infiltrate a murder organisation Drake commissions his own murder.
3-05070"Loyalty Always Pays"Peter YatesDavid Stone28 October 1965 (1965-10-28)
The last message from an M9 agent in Africa reveals that China is about to gain a foothold in a country where Britain has financial interests. Drake is sent to discredit the Chinese.
3-06064"The Mercenaries"Don ChaffeyRalph Smart4 November 1965 (1965-11-04)
Drake has the job, following a murdered M9 agent, of infiltrating a group of mercenaries that are planning to depose an African leader.
3-07068"Judgement Day"Don ChaffeyDonald Jonson story by Michael J. Bird11 November 1965 (1965-11-11)
Drake sent to the Middle East to bring back a German scientist accused of war crimes has to defend him against Israeli agents wanting their own brand of justice.
3-08063"The Outcast"Michael TrumanDonald Jonson18 November 1965 (1965-11-18)
When a Wren is murdered carrying secret papers and her missing boyfriend is the chief suspect, Drake follows and befriends him in search of the truth.
3-09069"English Lady Takes Lodgers"Michael TrumanDavid Stone25 November 1965 (1965-11-25)
Drake investigates an agency in Lisbon dealing in stolen secrets and comes across a boarding house landlady dealing in stolen passports.
3–10071"Are You Going to be More Permanent?"Don ChaffeyPhilip Broadley2 December 1965 (1965-12-02)
When M9 controllers mysteriously disappear in Geneva and a traitor is identified as one of three persons, Drake takes up the position of the new controller.
3–11072"To Our Best Friend"Patrick McGoohanRalph Smart9 December 1965 (1965-12-09)
Drake finds himself assigned to find out if a colleague is a double agent. Unfortunately for him, that colleague is also his best friend.
3–12073"The Man on the Beach"Peter YatesPhilip Broadley16 December 1965 (1965-12-16)
Drake is sent to Jamaica to identify an M9 double agent operating from a luxury hotel but who spends his time drinking and lying on the beach much to his superiors' annoyance.
3–13075"Say It with Flowers"Peter YatesJacques Gillies23 December 1965 (1965-12-23)
When money is drawn from the account of a dead freelance agent, Drake is sent to the clinic in Switzerland where the man had died three months previously.
3–14074"The Man Who Wouldn't Talk"Michael TrumanDonald Jonson and Ralph Smart30 December 1965 (1965-12-30)
When the M9 regional controller is captured in Bulgaria, Drake must effect a rescue before he talks under torture.
3–15076"Someone is Liable to Get Hurt"Michael TrumanPhilip Broadley6 January 1966 (1966-01-06)
A Caribbean country's elections are threatened by an impending arms deal, but the local M9 agent has disappeared. Drake is sent to investigate.
3–16077"Dangerous Secret"Stuart BurgeRalph Smart and Donald Jonson13 January 1966 (1966-01-13)
A leading pacifist scientist creates a lethal virus and not trusting the government flees to France pursued by Drake and other interested parties wanting the virus.
3–17078"I Can Only Offer You Sherry"George PollockRalph Smart20 January 1966 (1966-01-20)
A leak from a British embassy in the middle east leads Drake to an unassuming secretary and, posing as a journalist, he befriends her.
3–18079"The Hunting Party"Pat JacksonPhilip Broadley27 January 1966 (1966-01-27)
Drake poses as a butler to a man, and his domineering wealthy wife, suspected of leaking information to the newspapers. But how does he do it?
3–19080"Two Birds with One Bullet"Peter YatesJesse Lasky and Pat Silver10 March 1966 (1966-03-10)
At a forthcoming Caribbean election in a British colony, M9 learn one of the parties plan to kill their own candidate to discredit the British. Drake has to protect the potential victim.
3–20081"I'm Afraid You Have the Wrong Number"George PollockRalph Smart17 March 1966 (1966-03-17)
A British spymaster is kidnapped by enemy counterintelligence agents in Geneva. Drake has to find him and spring him before he talks and betrays the ring he has created in the enemy's embassy.
3–21082"The Man With the Foot"Jeremy SummersRaymond Bowers24 March 1966 (1966-03-24)
Drake is sent on extended holiday when his cover is blown but he is pursued by another agent.
3–22083"The Paper Chase"Patrick McGoohanPhilip Broadley and Ralph Smart31 March 1966 (1966-03-31)
Confidential papers are stolen from an embassy official in Rome. Drake is sent to recover them.
3–23084"Not So Jolly Roger"Don ChaffeyTony Williamson7 April 1966 (1966-04-07)
A wartime offshore sea fort being used as a pirate radio station is transmitting secrets to an enemy submarine. One agent has already been murdered on the fort. Drake has to find out how the transmissions are being done and find the culprit amongst the crew.

Series 4 (1968)[edit]

Airdates are for ATV Midlands. ATV London broadcast on 19 February and 26 February 1967 respectively.

Episode No. Prod No. Title Directed by Written by Original airdate UK
4-1085"Koroshi"Michael Truman and Peter YatesNorman Hudis5 January 1968 (1968-01-05)
An M9 agent is murdered in Tokyo while transmitting a message about the impending assassination of a United Nations mediator. Drake is assigned to protect the official.
4-2086"Shinda Shima"Peter YatesNorman Hudis12 January 1968 (1968-01-12)
Assigned to take the place of an electronics expert to infiltrate a Japanese murder brotherhood, Drake follows a trail to Shinda Shima ('the murdered island').

These two episodes, which were shot in colour, were broadcast in the US as the European cinema movie version, Koroshi. The show's abrupt cancellation, to make way for production and broadcast of star Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner, resulted in these final two shows airing in the UK early in 1968, when they were broadcast as fill-in episodes for The Prisoner which had fallen behind the scheduled UK transmission dates, replacing advertised Prisoner episodes that were not yet ready for broadcast. They were originally intended to be broadcast after the finale of The Prisoner in the UK. Some parts of the UK, as well as the US, never saw the episodes in their original form until their DVD release.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Before 1968 ATV transmitted weekdays in the Midlands and weekends in London. See History of ITV
  2. ^ 'A Complete Production Guide' by Andrew Pixley