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.
For the first few of the one hour episodes, Patrick McGoohan still played John Drake with a mixture of an American and Irish accent. Not long afterward, his accent softened to a more English one and with a smoother diction.
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.
Two color episodes were produced as part of a season that was interrupted when McGoohan quit the series to make "The Prisoner." These two episodes were edited together to form the movie Koroshi (1968). The original unedited episodes were released on video in the UK in the 1980s.