TV Series | | Action, Adventure, Crime
John Drake is a special operative for M19, specialising in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.
It is often erroneously reported that episodes of the series were filmed in Portmerion, the Welsh village McGoohan later used as the setting for The Prisoner (1967). In truth, none of the 1964-66 "Danger Man" episodes was filmed there, however, several episodes of McGoohan's earlier Danger Man (1960) series were.
The opening credits for the original British version of the series are only about 10 seconds long -- one of the shortest credit sequences in TV history (among shows with opening credits). The American version of the opening credits is some 3 times as long.
Besides the theme song, other changes were made to the credits between the UK and US versions. In the UK version each episode starts with a very brief opening credits sequence introducing Patrick McGoohan. The teaser follows, and then after the commercial break the rest of the theme (High Wire) is heard as episode credits roll. The US version eliminates pre-teaser credits (except in the very first episode), inserting the "Secret Agent Man" credits after the teaser in the usual location (for US programs).
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