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"Secret Agent" TV Intro (U.S.)

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The original, 1960-1968 British series was titled "Danger Man," and starred Patrick McGoohan as secret agent John Drake. When the show was imported to the States, it was retitled "Secret Agent." This program is not to be confused with the much later UPN series, "Secret Agent Man" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6tSIEBc2u8&list=UUmKXh9m_xUJlKYgW5tMibEw). The clip here includes a teaser for the December 23, 1965 episode, "Say It With Flowers."
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r m (29 days ago)
Lots of similarities with The Saint, same directors, composers, actors, etc...Secret Agent and The Saint are on Folk Tv channel daily, plus the Saint is on This TV, channel 5.3 in Calif, daily with four episodes Saturday night
Eric Gregory (2 months ago)
Secret Asian Man!
Jeneva1 (3 months ago)
Great theme song, and Patrick McGoohan had something very special. A pity he didn't accept the offer to play James Bond.
John Marcucci (2 months ago)
He declined because he was a Catholic. Too much womanizing and gun play. John Drake disliked guns. "They are noisy and they hurt people."
William Henderson (3 months ago)
This is how Secret Agent/Danger Man was meant to start!
Elijah Mumford (4 months ago)
...DOES ANYBODY OUT THERE OWN ...that New OVEN PRo AIR-FRYER...!!!...???...
Elijah Mumford (4 months ago)
...'''AND DID YOU KNOW ...'''WESTINGHOUSE-""...replaced some 2500...WORKERS ...with ROBOTS''...(ODENTON-MaryLand-)[email protected]:36...
Actingman6 (4 months ago)
This looks like the network 16mm backup print. Back then, the film shows were run off of high quality 35mm prints, with the commercials spliced in. At the same time, they would also have 16mm copies running from a backup location in another state. If there were a problem in New York, the network could put the 16mm copy on the network. Think of the summer 1977 NYC blackout. I am guessing the networks would return the 35mm copies to the show owners, but the 16mm copies would just get tossed. They ended up in the hands of collectors over the years. Sometimes that was the only way you could see the sponsor mentions, station break bumpers and coming attractions after the network runs, since most DVD releases are missing those pieces of film.
This series aired in the UK as "Danger Man" RIP P.M. Another gr8 show: "The Prisoner " He starred in that one also.
Philip Monihan (6 months ago)
Can anyone direct me to the original British theme song?
Joel Holmes (6 months ago)
+Philip Monihan Look up Leslie Charteris (author), on Wikipedia.
Philip Monihan (6 months ago)
+Joel Holmes The Saint's original author wrote that theme? Wow! A man of many talents.
Joel Holmes (6 months ago)
+Philip Monihan Only in part-the original radio theme written in the 1940's by author Leslie Charteris, was also mixed into the television theme song, later used in the U.K. and U.S. versions of the series. Look up Edwin Astley-Wikipedia.
Philip Monihan (6 months ago)
+Joel Holmes Did he do The Saint as well?
Philip Monihan (6 months ago)
+Joel Holmes Oh, cool. Thanks.
PJ Riverdale (7 months ago)
The harpsichord led tune under the titles after the Westinghouse spot was actually the theme music for the show as it was originally aired in the UK as "Danger Man". The same music would be reprised under the closing titles. In the US version, the Johnny Rivers song was used for the opening and close of " Secret Agent".
billsblots (7 months ago)
A great great show from my youth.
Grasshopper plays guitar (7 months ago)
The Greatest theme song in the world 🌐
Ilderton Mann (7 months ago)
The original Edwin Astley harpsichord theme (High Wire) is much better and our British opening sequence where Drake appears in negative, is much more dramatic.
billthestinker (8 months ago)
John Drake was played as gay but in the closet
Felix Automaton (8 months ago)
That brief bit at 1:40 turns up in Electric Light Orchestra's Don't Bring Me Down. Coincidence? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0jb9zWd4n4
Stone Hobson (8 months ago)
That was a shock! The commercial took me right back to being a kid in the living room watching the old Dumont. Break my heart.
Otokichi786 (9 months ago)
The Johnny Rivers song, "Secret Agent Man" might clash with the original Harpsichord theme of "Danger Man," but it was a rip-roaring into to the high class "John Drake" series.;)
hebneh (11 months ago)
I always liked the harpsichord theme at the start of the show with the credits, and various scene-setting shots in the background.
MKIVWWI (1 year ago)
The problem I can see with the Westinghouse range and it's above and below broiler elements is that all the meat drippings would be going right on the lower broiler, spattering and smoking like hell.  It's one thing to BBQ out in the yard with the drippings smoking on the burning coals, but wouldn't this setup create an awful lot of smoke for a kitchen oven?   Don't know if anything like this this is made today, but I've sure never lived in a house, going back to the early 1960s, with "over and under broilers"....   Odd.
Dixie Dale (1 year ago)
"Everary ma-oove 'e ma-akes . . ." Love it.
Dixie Dale (1 year ago)
Friggin COOL tune! Loved it as a kid. Johnny Rivers was the bomb.
Elijah Mumford (4 months ago)
...yeahhh...not these ...stupid ...Gangster-''Rappers...!?...
Edward Pate (1 year ago)
That double side broiled steak looks great!
Elijah Mumford (4 months ago)
...but now they have this stupid ...AIR-FRYER that'ss ...suppose to do the same ...THING'''...my ...sister has one ...Back ...LAST...Year''s ...THANKSGIVING'''...DAY-Dinner-""...need i say more ...She''s still ...crying ...because ''EVERYONE""...GOT UP AND ...LEFT...food was done on OUTSIDE but ...UN-done on the inside ...NASTY As ...''HELL"""...Damn...Shame...!!!...
wow just wow
Teixeira25ify (2 years ago)
used to watch this program on Saturday night. Patrick McGoohan was very very cool.
Shadowkey392 (2 years ago)
I might have to see if I can't find this show online.
Alice Soefje (10 months ago)
Shadowkey392 you can find the entire British version of the series on utube.
Moon Pie (2 years ago)
I loved this show was I was a kid. It was in reruns back around 1990 and I watched it again all the time. About ten years ago I ordered some DVDs of it on Netflix and found they had sent the British version "Danger Man". It did not have the American Johnny Rivers song but the Harpsichord music heard near then end of this video. Otherwise it was the same show. Wish they'd bring it back again...
Joseph Dugan (1 year ago)
Vic Mizzy on the harpsichord?
stevewonderr (3 years ago)
This was 1st broadcast in USA, on CBS, Friday night, Dec. 10, 1965, at 9pm EST
2000Majicman (9 months ago)
stevewonderr wow you remember huh
stevewonderr (3 years ago)
+stevewonderr This was the "Say it With Flowers" episode--I remember watching it then!
Eddie Campion (4 years ago)
That meat is burnt
Elijah Mumford (4 months ago)
...yeahhh...it does not look ..Good ...at ...All...yucK...!!!
Rowan Bouwhuis (1 year ago)
I know right? It's so black!
Steve Prestegard (4 years ago)
The episode started here was directed by Peter Yates, who went on to "Bullitt" and "Breaking Away."
GOOSEYGOOSE9 (4 years ago)
The Westinghouse jingle cracks me up.
That Random Bloke (2 years ago)
GOOSEYGOOSE9 Does that Westinghouse jingle elicit any kind of reaction from you?
GOOSEYGOOSE9 (2 years ago)
That Westinghouse Cue And Jingle Cracks Me Up When I Hear That.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 (2 years ago)
That Westinghouse JIngle does crack me up it does. crack me up.

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