Type
Scripted
Premiered
Feb. 04, 1967
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network
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Callan (UK)

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.

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04x13 The Richmond File: A Man Like Me Aired: May. 24, 1972

- Richmond is trying to leave Britain. Callan has to track him down.

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The show had 4 seasons and 46 episodes air between 1967 and 1972.

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Seasons 1 and 2 aired in black/white but we show the colour images of the characters (where availabe).

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  • 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…
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    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.
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  • Peter Bowles played Toby Meres in "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {A Magnum for Schneider (#7.2)} - which was effectively the series pilot - but was unavailable to record the full first run. Jeremy…
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    Peter Bowles played Toby Meres in "Armchair Theatre" (1956) {A Magnum for Schneider (#7.2)} - which was effectively the series pilot - but was unavailable to record the full first run. Jeremy Lloyd was an early choice to replace him, before Anthony Valentine was cast.
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  • The series theme tune was 'Girl in the Dark', a stock library track by Jack Trombey published by de Wolfe Music. In 1970 Edward Woodward released a vocal cover of the piece, 'This Man Alone',…
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    The series theme tune was 'Girl in the Dark', a stock library track by Jack Trombey published by de Wolfe Music. In 1970 Edward Woodward released a vocal cover of the piece, 'This Man Alone', with lyrics by Peter Dacre.
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