Spy Televisionby MinaGrentham | created - 11 months ago | updated - 11 months ago | Public
Titles mentioned in the book Spy Television (Wesley Britton, Praeger Television Collection, 2004).
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1. Doorway to Danger (1951–1953)
Foreign and domestic enemies of the United States are dealt with under the direction of John Randolph, primarily by agent Carter in the first and third seasons, by many different agents the middle year.
2. Dangerous Assignment (1952– )
TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure
"The Commissioner" sent US special agent Steve Mitchell to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and international intrigue, all played out using extreme violence.
3. Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)
30 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The experiences of Robert Cannon and Helen Davis, foreign correspondents for "Consolidated News". Stories relate to their attempts to infiltrate and expose espionage rings.
4. The Man Called X (1956–1957)
30 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
The Man Called X was Agent Ken Thurston who took on dangerous cases in a variety of exotic locations. He was sent all around the world by the Intelligence Bureau to gather information and protect U.S interests. His code name is simply X.
5. I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)
30 min | Drama
Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »
6. Secret File, U.S.A. (1955– )
30 min | Thriller
William Thompson, an American intelligence agent, goes on missions deep behind enemy lines to gather information about threats to American security and protect American diplomats abroad.
8. O.S.S. (1957–1958)
30 min | Drama, War
Frank Hawthorne is an agent in World War II's Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), the U.S.'s spy agency. He operates behind German lines in France with the assistance of the French ... See full summary »
10. Behind Closed Doors (1958–1959)
30 min | Drama
The files of Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias were the basis of this series based on American counterespionage from 25 years in naval intelligence. The stories were connected with the Cold ... See full summary »
12. Five Fingers (1959–1960)
60 min | Drama
Victor Sebastian is a successful undercover agent based in Europe. Victor's cover is as a talent agent for singer Simone Genet whom is later a romantic interest. Victor is often aided by his contact Robertson.
13. Hong Kong (1960–1961)
60 min | Adventure
Glenn Evans, a two-fisted journalist in Hong Kong, follows up stories involving smugglers, spies, murderers, and beautiful women in distress, with the help of his friend Chief Inspector Neil Campbell.
16. Captain Midnight (1954–1958)
30 min | Sci-Fi
Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ... See full summary »
23. Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)
30 min | Adventure
Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour American television adventure series. It starred John Russell as Tim Kelly and Chick Chandler as his sidekick Toubo Smith who were ... See full summary »
24. 21 Beacon Street (1959– )
30 min | Drama
Private investigator Dennis Chase operates with a staff made up of the stunning Lola, new attorney Brian, and talented linguist Jim. Using specific methods they determine the guilty party ... See full summary »
26. The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)
GP | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
United Nations narcotics agents attempt to trace heroin shipments from the Afghanistan-Iran border to the main European distributor.
30. The Invisible Man (1958–1960)
30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
British scientist Dr. Peter Brady (Tim Turner), while working on an invisibility formula, suffers a tragic accident which turns him invisible. Unfortunately, there is no antidote, so, while... See full summary »
34. Get Smart (1965–1970)
TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, battles the evil forces of rival spy agency KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.
36. The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983 TV Movie)
96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.
37. The Protectors (1972–1974)
30 min | Adventure, Crime
The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »
39. The New Avengers (1976–1977)
60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »
40. Escapade (1978 TV Movie)
50 min | Action
Two U.S. Secret Service agents are lured on a bizarre search for their rookie partner who has mysteriously disappeared.Two secret agents set out in search of a missing comrade.
41. I Spy Returns (1994 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Action
Time passes and things change. So have Scott and Robinson. Scott has become a college professor and Robinson holds a high enough position with the S.S.A.. Actually, their children are now ... See full summary »
42. Top Secret (1978 TV Movie)
100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A veteran American espionage agent is sent with a new partner to Italy, in order to track down 100 pounds of missing plutonium before it can be obtained by terrorists.
43. Danger Man (1960–1962)
TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured ... See full summary »
45. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)
The Saint in Manhattan
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Simon Templar returns to New York via Concorde and is feeling restless, until a note from an old flame surfaces.
50. The Saint: The Blue Dulac (1989 TV Movie)
92 min | Action, Crime, Drama