Post by Charles Bronson on Oct 21, 2016 20:34:24 GMT
I missed this thread last week, Peter. I'm a big fan of Danger Man, and I've got all the series on DVD. John Drake was a very moral character, who was often at odds with his own agency, and fought hard against their bad practices and deceptions, even though he was a secret agent of the West in the Cold War. Of course it's a bit dated now, all those little gadgets of John Drake's look a bit silly compared to today's technology. I've not watched the series for a few years now, but I'm sure I'd still enjoy it.
About five years ago, the day before one of the meets, I went on a little Danger Man location tour of my own in Belgravia, and really enjoyed it. Among other things, I had look at a couple of the properties that were used as Drake's houses. I also had a pint in one of the pubs featured in an episode. I think it was called "The Star" or something like that. Last year I went and had a look at the house Mcgoohan lived in when he worked in this country. It was in the Mill Hill area of London, again it was the day before a forum meet up.
I remember a few years back, reading about some guy who wrote a letter to Mcgoohan about the Danger Man series, and reproduced Mcgoohan's answering letter, which he had promptly sent back to the guy. This was only a year or so before Mcgoohan died. I thought it was pretty decent of Mcgoohan to reply as quickly as he did. Mcgoohan of course had been living in The States for years by then.
Things seemed a lot simpler in the world portrayed in Danger Man than the one we live in now. I actually prefer Danger Man to The Prisoner myself.