A really great blast from the distant past.
I remember this series from the early 60s, tho I wasn't yet 10. Even then it gave me an appreciation for Patrick MacGoohan & the Secret Agent them. So nostalgia...
But this is a fun, often tense series. It has held up pretty well for nearly 50 years. Tho it is wildly amusing to see how the developed world of Britain viewed all its distant former colonies as their playpen. Few episodes are set in England, yet they were all filmed there.
You can even see the seed of elements that became 007 and even Mission Impossible in this series.
They come 3 episodes to a disk, and my vote is that they are well worth it. At least for those of us who can sing "Secret Agent Man" and remember the later Prisoner series.
A great series from the 1960s filmed in glorious black and white. John Drake (portrayed by Patrick McGoohan) is a serious, no-nonsense British secret agent who works his way through a variety of situations with real British aplomb. Delightfully free of special effects and violent chases, the stories focus on the skill and creativity of Agent Drake. The stories may seem a tiny bit dated to some, but that is part of their appeal.
An excellent B&W, lightly-veiled, prequel to The Prisoner,
this early sixties series relied on acting instead of action.
A must see for fans that think Patrick McGoohan is only a
villan (re: Disney's The Scarcrow of Romney Marsh).
A rare Brit TV collectable!