TV Series | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Crime
John Drake is a special operative for N.A.T.O., specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all... See full summary »
Based on his success as John Drake, Patrick McGoohan became one of the first actors considered for the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962). Between this series and the later Secret Agent (1964), three of the "regular" actors and actress in the Bond movies, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, and Desmond Llewelyn, guest starred with McGoohan, as would many future Bond co-stars such as Honor Blackman and Zena Marshall to name just two.
"Introducing Patrick McGoohan."
It has been reported that a foreign (non-UK) syndicated version of this series incorporated the American "Secret Agent Man" opening credits used for the later series "Danger Man" (1964), thereby tying the two series together. This has yet to be confirmed.