Browsing the archives for the Television category

Hannay: The Fellowship Of The Black Stone (1988)

Country: United Kingdom Director: David Giles Starring: Robert Powell, Charles Gray, Gavin Richards, David Waller, Christopher Scoular, Dominique Barnes, Davyd Harries Music: Denis King Based on characters by John Buchan I did a quick overview of the Hannay series a few years back, but I thought it was worth going back and looking at a […]

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The Persuaders: Overture (1971)

Director: Basil Dearden Starring: Roger Moore, Tony Curtis, Lawrence Naismith Music: Ken Thorne The Persuaders Theme by John Barry Overture is the first episode of the twenty-four episode series of The Persuaders starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis. In the mind, the thought of teaming Moore and Curtis seems rather clunky. They shouldn’t make a […]

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Secret Agent Man: From Prima With Love (2000)

Produced by Barry SonnenfeldDirected by Perry LangCostas Mandylor, Dina Myer, Dondre T Whitfield, Paul Guilfoyle, Musetta Vandor, Jsu Garcia, Kevin McNultyMusic by David BergeaudSong, ‘Secret Agent Man’ performed by The Supreme Beings Of Leisure Barry Sonnenfeld (Wild, Wild, West) produced this television series that ran for twelve episodes in the year 2000. The series, while […]

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I, Spy: The Barter (1966)

Director: Allen Reisner Starring: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, John Abbott, Philip Ober, Lisa Jager, Roger C. Carmel, Joan Blackman Title theme: Earle Hagen Here’s a quick one. The Barter is an episode of the I, Spy television series which starred Robert Culp as Kelly Robinson and Bill Cosby as Alexander Scott. For the one or […]

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Kill Kill Kill

Today’s Youtube clip comes courtesy of Glurgmanx, and it’s a musical interlude from an episode of Get Smart, where Max and 99 meet the Groovy Guru. Enjoy.

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Mission Impossible: The Submarine (1970)

Country: United States Director: Paul Krasny Starring: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Lee Meriwether, Stephen McNally, Ramon Bieri, William Wintersole Theme: Lalo Schifrin By the fourth season of Mission: Impossible, the IMF team had quite a shakeup. Martin Landau and his wife, Barbara Bain had left the series, and in came Leonard […]

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The Blue Dulac (1989)

Director: Dennis Berry Starring: Simon Dutton, John Astin, Camille Naud, Sabine Naud, Patricia Barzyk Music: Serge Franklin (with additional music by Tony Britten) Based on characters created by Leslie Charteris Umbrella Entertainment have finally released the 1989 The Saint series on DVD. Now this series isn’t particularly good, unsure of whether it’s a comedy, or […]

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The Persuaders: Chain Of Events (1971)

Director: Peter Hunt Starring: Roger Moore, Tony Curtis, Suzanna Leigh, Peter Vaughan, George Baker Music: Ken Thorne The Persuaders Theme by John Barry I absolutely love The Persuaders television series, and for me, Chain Of Events is one of the most enjoyable of the episodes. This one is directed by Peter Hunt, who directed the […]

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Icon (2005)

AKA: Frederick Forsyth’s Icon Directed by Charles Martin Smith Patrick Swayze, Annika Peterson, Michael York, Ben Cross, Patrick Bergin, Jeff Fahey, Joss Ackland, Barry Morse Music by Mark Kilian and Daniel Light Based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth Patrick Swayze has been in the news a bit lately, and while I do not consider […]

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Mission Impossible: Odds On Evil (1966)

Country: United States Director: Charles R. Rondeau Starring: Steven Hill, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Martin Landau, Nico Mindaros, Nehemiah Persoff, Vincent Van Lynn Music: Gerald Fried Mission Impossible Theme: Lalo Schifrin Odds On Evil is one of the most popular episodes from season one for spy fans, because the story closely resembles Ian […]

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