David Callan is the top agent/assassin(retired) for the S.I.S. (British counter intelligence), but he is an embittered man who performed his duties under duress. Now pressured into returning to duty Callan reluctantly but efficiently performs the tasks given to him. This espionage drama concentrates on the seamy underside of covert operations: assassinations, blackmail and dirty dealing.
Last Episode04x13 The Richmond File: A Man Like Me Aired: May. 24, 1972
- Richmond is trying to leave Britain. Callan has to track him down.
Series Fun Facts
- James Mitchell (VI) created the gritty series as a reaction against the increasingly fanciful espionage images seen in The Avengers (UK) (for which he had written in its' earlier, more…
[show]James Mitchell (VI) created the gritty series as a reaction against the increasingly fanciful espionage images seen in The Avengers (UK) (for which he had written in its' earlier, more realistic days), "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964) and the Bond films.
- David Callan's address in the first two series was: 31 Duke William Street, Bayswater; his later address was: 27 Bransken Terrace, Fulham. Lonely lived at 19 Old Market Street, Shepherds Bush.
- The Section head always went under the codename of Hunter, AKA Charlie when being contacted from the outside world. Callan's regular alias was David Tucker.