The Spies (TV series)

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The Spies
Created by John Gould
Starring Dinsdale Landen
Simon Oates
Peter Arne
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 15
Production
Producer(s) Terence Dudley
Running time 50 minutes
Release
Original network BBC1
Original release 1 January (1966-01-01) – 16 April 1966 (1966-04-16)

The Spies is a British television series produced by the BBC in 1966. The main stars were Dinsdale Landen and Simon Oates as counter espionage agents Richard Cadell and Anthony Kelly, together with Peter Arne as Russian agent Copic.

A spin-off or rebranding of the previous 1965 series The Mask of Janus, The Spies was a more conventional espionage thriller series than its predecessor, being more explicitly concerned with the actual operations of British secret service agents stationed in the fictional European country Amalia. The series can be viewed as being a BBC attempt to match the popularity of the ITV action show Danger Man.

Most of this show was wiped (probably in the 1970s) by the BBC; only one episode is known to exist according to www.lostshows.com.

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