Secret Agent (1964–1967)
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A Japanese agent warns that a UN negotiator will be assassinated in New York by a Tokyo-based organisation. She is killed before she can give the details and Blake is sent to Tokyo to investigate. The only clue is a pendant the girl had.


Norman Hudis, Ralph Smart (series devised by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick McGoohan ... John Drake
Yôko Tani ... Ako Nakamura
Amanda Barrie ... Rosemary
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Sanders
Burt Kwouk ... Tanaka
John Garrie ... Old Japanese Man
Jeremy Longhurst Jeremy Longhurst ... Fortune
Christopher Benjamin ... Potter
Lilani Young Lilani Young ... Japanese Grand-daughter
Tudor Davies Tudor Davies ... Hamlet [Kabuki Group] (as Tudor Davis)
Clive Marshall Clive Marshall ... Laertes [Kabuki Group]
Vernon Morris Vernon Morris ... Sword Bearer [Kabuki Group]
Daniel Nicolades Daniel Nicolades ... Queen [Kabuki Group] (as Daniel Nicolaides)
Graham Payn Graham Payn ... Korombo [Kabuki Group] (as Graham Payne)
Stewart Rose Stewart Rose ... Korombo [Kabuki Group]


A Japanese woman is killed while making a report to her British contact. Under the guise of a reporter, secret agent John Drake visits Tokyo to investigate. He suspects that an ancient death cult is making a resurgence and begins asking around about a pendant found at the murder scene. His search brings him to a theater, where he meets an Englishman, Sanders, watching a group of actors rehearsing the Koroshi - the death scene. Drake believes he has found the lead he is looking for, but Sanders also begins to suspect Drake and attempts to do away with him. Written by Twenty Penguins

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Release Date:

12 February 1967 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Potter refers to Drake (who makes it clear he doesn't need anyone, least of all, Potter's assistance), as "(London's) 'Lone Wolf'. This is a slight nod, as Lone Wolf was one of the names originally planned for the series, and in some markets (Italy, for one), the series is known as 'Lone Wolf'. See more »

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A nice new look...though it IS a bit late!
1 May 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The final two episodes of "Secret Agent" are, inexplicably, in full color. They look very nice--but it is odd that they even bothered at this point in the series. And, to make them look even better, some crew was sent to Japan to film lots of exterior shots. So, it is a striking looking show. As for the plot itself, however, it's only fair and the show is STILL slightly below average. It isn't helped that some of the studio shots are obviously fake (with an obvious wooden cutout skyline). So what IS Drake doing in Japan? Well, apparently some Japanese organization is planning on assassinating someone at the UN and he needs to sort it all out. On hand is Bert Kwouk as a bit of comic relief and there is some really dull Kibuki as well, but otherwise nothing really to note other than the new look to the show.

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