Danger Man
S
The Galloping Major

Tuesday, 3rd November 1964
 8:00 pm Midlands


Peter Maxwell
Director


Drake is sent to an unnamed African nation to protect the life of the incumbent PM, who has already had one attempt on his life. Is there really a danger, or are there other things going on behind the scenes?

Intriguing but not very successful episode, suffering from stiff direction and a couple poor performances. Still interesting to see African politics portrayed in a mature manner in 1964.

The newspaper at the beginning is Ghanaian, but Drake lands in Beirut, and is given directions on a map of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe (the probable inspiration for this episode). And Agatha Christie didn't write a book called "A Scent of White Poppies," but John Christopher did. Maybe Miss Marple got to fight Tripods in return...

-Dave W.

CountryArtworkTitleReleaseFormatRatingRuntime (Mins)Aspect



Patrick McGoohan
John Drake
William Marshall
The Prime Minister
(K.W.Kamunga)
Errol John
Colonel Julius Nyboto
Earl Cameron
D. E. Kassawari
Edric Connor
Dr. Manudu
Arnold Diamond
Pierre Lasalle
Jill Melford
Suzanne Lasalle
Geoffrey Lumsden
General Powers
Nora Nicholson
Mrs. Manningham
Lloyd Reckord
Barman
Zakes Mokae
Personal Assistant
Danny Daniels
Adjutant
Heather Emmanuel
Girl
Ron Blackman
N.C.O.
Willie Payne
Sergeant
Jimmy Falana
Attendant
Unknown
Assassin
Unknown
MP Sergeant
Unknown
Guard


Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes




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