DISCOVER--the best of the Girl from UNCLE episodes

by jonabbott56 | created - 21 Aug 2013 | updated - 28 Jan 2016 | Public

The Girl from UNCLE, a much maligned spin-off from the hit series and 1960s secret agent phenomenon The Man from UNCLE was a ratings disaster and ran for just one season. There were thirty episodes and here's the best half. Okay, this series takes a lot of abuse, particularly from those who choose to blame it for the demise of Man from UNCLE, but the show was fun, the leads were likeable, and the camp craze and the spy fad had pretty much run their course--there were a lot of factors at play here. At least we know Mike Myers was watching... Lighten up, leave your preconceptions at the door, and try these. When this show was bad it was really bad, but it had its moments... and here they are...

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1. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Dog-Gone Affair (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure

Thrush, operating on an island near Greece, has found a way to cause people to move in slow motion. April Dancer and Mark Slate are sent to smash the operation.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 21

Kurt Kasznar is clearly having the time of his life as the bad guy in this one, the two leads have a great rapport together, and Thunderball's Luciana Paluzzi is in the cast. The network chose this episode to lead off with, and they were probably right... "The Mata Hari Affair", which makes April look incompetent, appears to have been the first one filmed...

2. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Prisoner of Zalamar Affair (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure

April goes undercover as a missing heiress to stop the takeover of a small oil rich country.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Michael Ansara

Votes: 19

Arabian nights nonsense, with all the usual suspects...

3. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Mother Muffin Affair (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure

Napoleon Solo joins April Dancer on an assignment in London. They are to escort a gangster's daughter to safety. However, they are being stalked by the minions of assassin Mother Muffin. ... See full summary »

Director: Sherman Marks | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Boris Karloff

Votes: 28

This is the one with Boris Karloff in drag and Robert Vaughn as Solo...

4. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Montori Device Affair (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure

THRUSH agents attack an UNCLE outpost in Rome and make off with a Montori device. With this device in their possession all of UNCLE's transmissions are compromised. Conrad Rossano, a famous... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Edward Andrews

Votes: 17

5. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Danish Blue Affair (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure

In Denmark, Thrush operative Ole Bergman has supervised development of a power beam capable of blowing up submarines and ships. The device, however, needs a sophisticated power regulator to... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 17

6. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Garden of Evil Affair (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure

The Cult of Cambodyses, a group of killers based in the Middle East, is used by Thrush to perform murder. The cult, however, wants to break free of its alliance with Thrush. It plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Arnold Moss

Votes: 13

7. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Romany Lie Affair (1966)

60 min | Action, Adventure

April Dancer (Stefanie Powers) infiltrates a gypsy circus run by Sadvaricci (Lloyd Bochner) who is using his manly charms to lure rich women into parting with valuable stock before killing ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 14

8. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Moulin Ruse Affair (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

April is kidnapped after discovering a crime syndicate's plan to use a U.F.O. to retrieve the gold from Kuwait's treasury.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Shelley Berman

Votes: 17

Quite silly, but Tura Satana's in it, and who can resist a story with a super-strength formula in it?

9. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Drublegratz Affair (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

April and Mark go undercover in the world of music to protect a prince who will be assassinated when a certain song is played to trigger an avalanche.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Patricia Barry

Votes: 15

10. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Catacomb and Dogma Affair (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

A young girl helps April and Mark thwart a plan to plunder the Vatican treasury.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 14

11. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Fountain of Youth Affair (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

April and Mark infiltrate a youth clinic on Rejuven Isle somewhere in Scandanavia. A Baroness is blackmailing wives of important men and forcing them to pay for the youth injections with top secret documents.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 15

12. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Phi Beta Killer Affair (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

April and Mark thwart a villain's plan to kill the wealthiest men of the world during a poker game.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Victor Buono

Votes: 15

Noel Harrison can hardly keep a straight face when Victor Buono is stomping around, and neither can I...

13. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Double-O-Nothing Affair (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

Thrush has established a series of "mobile assault teams" that are disrupting operations of U.N.C.L.E. Mark Slate infiltrates one such team and has made recordings that could reveal ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Sorrell Booke

Votes: 13

14. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The U.N.C.L.E. Samurai Affair (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

April and Mark travel to Hawaii to find a Japanese war criminal and uncover a stolen submarine.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Signe Hasso

Votes: 13

Noel Harrison carries this one, with a bizarre concept and Michael J. Pollard and Angelique Pettyjohn in the cast.

15. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
Episode: The Kooky Spook Affair (1967)

60 min | Action, Adventure

Mark inherits a haunted English castle and becomes a target for his relatives who want to inherit it. April tries to elude a THRUSH killer in the castle.

Director: Richard C. Bennett | Stars: Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll, Estelle Winwood

Votes: 10

Obsessed with the popular culture of the 1960s and surrounding decades, Jon Abbott has been writing about film and TV for over thirty years in around two dozen different publications, trade, populist, and specialist. He is the author of several books, including

Irwin Allen Television Productions 1964-1970, Stephen J. Cannell Television Productions: A History of All Series and Pilots, The Elvis Films, Cool TV of the 1960s: Three Shows That Changed the World, and Strange New World: Sex Films of the 1970s.

See his Amazon author's page, and his other lists on the IMDB, all under the pre-fix DISCOVER.



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