TV Series | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Crime
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.
Television Producer Bernard L. Kowalski, who'd been immensely impressed by the general mood and style of The Ipcress File (1965), requested that a similar ambiance and urgency be emulated for this show.
Voice on Tape:
Good morning Mister Phelps.
In numerous episodes they load the villain's gun with blanks or give them a gun with some blanks and some real cartridges. Anyone who has ever fired a handgun would immediately notice the difference. Blanks make noise but have no recoil, real cartridges cause a recoil "kick" when fired.
During the first season, Martin Landau was credited as a special guest star. This was because Landau refused to sign a standard five-year contract, but producer Bruce Geller wanted him badly enough that he agreed to use him on a "guest star" basis. Although Landau ended up appearing in a majority of the Season One episodes, he didn't sign a contract (and then only for a year at a time) until the second season.
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