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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TV Movie: Wet Job Aired: Feb. 07, 1981

Callan has become the proprietor of a military memorabilia shop when he is recruited by the new Hunter for one more job. Alas, he has to do this …

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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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  • 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.
  • 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 Section used a series of colour-coded files. A Red File was for especially dangerous targets of most urgent priority, marked for death. A Yellow File indicated a subject under occasional…
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    The Section used a series of colour-coded files. A Red File was for especially dangerous targets of most urgent priority, marked for death. A Yellow File indicated a subject under occasional surveillance. Blue Files were for members of the 'wrong' party. White Files were for people who were to be put out of action by sending them into divorce courts, bankruptcy, prison or mental homes.
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