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Danger Man: Find And Destroy (1961)

Country: United KingdomDirected by Charles Frend Patrick McGoohan, Peter Arne, Nadja Regin, Ronald Leigh-HuntMusic by Edwin Astley The confusing thing about Danger Man is that it lived in two stages. The first stage ran from 1961 till 1962 and each of the episodes ran for only twenty-five minutes. In the show, Patrick McGoohan was an […]

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The Encyclopedia of TV Spies

Here’s something I am excited about. As you know, I think I have a pretty broad knowledge of the spy shows and television series that are out there, but even I am constantly amazed at the shows that I have missed – or I am simply unaware of. Where do you learn about these shows? […]

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Get Smart: Mr. Big (1965)

Directed by Howard MorrisDon Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Michael Dunn, Vito Scotti Get Smart, although a comedy series, is iconic television. On this site you’ll stumble on a great many spy comedies. As you read these reviews, you’ll also realise that many of these films are absolutely dreadful. I have surmised that this is […]

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Double Agent Popov: The Original James Bond (2006)

There have been many theories over the years about who Ian Fleming used as the template for his character James Bond. It is universally acknowledged that Bond is an amalgam of several different ‘real people’ (including Fleming, himself). Among the names bandied around are William Mason, Wilfred ‘Biffy’ Dunderdale and Dusko Popov. This documentary focuses […]

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Sleepers (1991)

Mini-Series 4 EpisodesCountry: United KingdomCreated by John Flanagan, Andrew McCulloch Nigel Havers, Warren Clarke, Michael Gough, David Calder, Joanna Kanska, Richard Huw, Christopher Rozycki Music by David Dundas and Rick Wentworth Sleepers is a comedic BBC mini-series made after the fall of communism in Russia. At the time of it’s initial showing, the idea of […]

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The Saint In The Church

Sir Roger Moore In ConversationNovember 25th 2008Baptist Church, Flinders Street, Melbourne Tuesday evening I was lucky enough to attend a special event in Melbourne with Sir Roger Moore, arranged by the Readers Feast Bookstore. The event was held in a church, not far from the iconic Flinders Street Station. I arrived in town early, and […]

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Sleeper Cell

(2005 – 2006) – 18 EpisodesCountry: United StatesCreated by Cyrus Voris, Ethan ReiffMichael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Alex Nesic, Blake Shields, Melissa SagemillerGuest Stars: James LeGros, Sonya Walger, Jay R. Ferguson, Jeff Mallare, Albert HallMusic by Paul Haslinger and Gary MeisterMain title composed by Mike Greene Sleeper Cell is an amazing television series. It […]

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Our Man Bashir (1995)

Star Trek: Deep Space NineEpisode 80: Our Man BashirCountry: United StatesDirected by Winrich KolbeAlexander Siddig, Andrew Robinson, Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, Nana Visitor, Colm Meaney, Armin Shimerman, Marci BrickhouseMusic by John Debney Obviously Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is not a spy show, but for one episode they ventured boldly where […]

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Reilly: Ace Of Spies: An Affair With A Married Woman (1983)

Country: United KingdomDirected by Jim GoddardSam Neill, Jeanne Crowley, Leo McKern, Norman Rodway, John Rhys-Davies, Michele Copsey, Peter EganMusic by Harry RabinowitzBased on the book by R.H. Bruce Lockhart An Affair With A Married Woman is the first episode of the Reilly: Ace Of Spies Thames television series. Although, based on the biography, Ace Of […]

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Mission Impossible: The Killer (1988)

Director: Cliff Bole Starring: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris, Terry Markwell, Bob Johnson, John de Lancie, Virginia Hey, Vince Martin Mission Impossible Theme: Lalo Schifrin The Killer is the first episode in the revived Mission: Impossible series. Revived? In 1988 there was a writer’s strike and no new product came out of […]

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