The Mask of Janus
|The Mask of Janus|
|Created by||John Gould|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original release||8 October– 27 December 1965|
The series was set in the fictional European country of Amalia and dealt with the political interests of the British, American and Communist espionage communities within. Eschewing the action formula of its ITV contemporaries (e.g. Danger Man and the early seasons of The Avengers), the series dealt with more politically oriented plots such as defections to the west, awakening "sleeper" agents and the leaking of official secrets. As of 2009, seven of the original episodes of this programme are still missing from BBC archives.
A spin-off series called The Spies, also starring Landen, followed in 1966.
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