Neprávem ve stínuspy and crime
GB Danger Man 1960 (US: Secret Agent 1964) The Prisoner 1967The Avengers 1961New Avengers 1976-7
The Persuaders 1971-2The Champions 1968-9Department S 1969-70Jason King 1971-2 The Saint 1962-1969Return od the Saint 1978-9 The Baron 1965-66Man in the suitcase 1967
Every government has its secret service branch. America, CIA; France, Deuxième Bureau; England, MI5. NATO also has its own. A messy job? Well that's when they usually call on me or someone like me. Oh yes, my name is Drake, John Drake.
Danger Man ->Drake->Prisoner The pilot was called View From the Villa and it was set in Italy, but the production manager set the shoot on location in Portmeirion, which looked like Italy but which was much closer. And obviously the location stuck in Patrick McGoohan's mind, because that's where he shot his television series The Prisoner much later.
Patrick McGoohan: "Freedom is a myth."
“Where am I?’“In the village.”“What do you want?”“Information.”“Whose side are you on?”“That would be telling…”“We want information… Information… Information.”“You won’t get it.”“By hook or by crook, we will.”“Who are you?”“The new Number Two.”“Who is Number One?”“You are Number Six.”“I am not a number. I am a free man!”(Mocking laughter)–Weekly Opening to “The Prisoner”
t starred Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde, and Roger Moore as Lord Brett Sinclair, two international playboys. Much of the humour of the show derived from playful observations about the differences between British and American customs Now globe-trotting playboys, the men meet on holiday in the French Riviera, instantly disliking each other and destroying a hotel bar with their fist-fight. Arrested, they are delivered to retired Judge Fulton (Laurence Naismith) who offers them the choice of spending ninety days in jail or helping him right errors of impunity. Grudgingly, Wilde and Sinclair agree to help solve Fulton's initial case. He then releases them from any threat of jail.
The ChampionsBritish espionage/science fiction adventure series consisting of 30 episodes broadcast on the UK network ITV during 1968–1969, produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment production company. The series was broadcast in the US on NBC, starting in summer 1968.
The series starred Stuart Damon as Craig Stirling, Alexandra Bastedo as Sharron Macready and William Gaunt as Richard Barrett. The characters are agents for a United Nations law enforcement organization called "Nemesis", based in Geneva. The three have different backgrounds: Barrett is a code breaker, Stirling a pilot, and Macready a recently widowed scientist and doctor.During their first mission as a team, their plane crashes in the Himalayas. They are rescued by an advanced civilization living secretly in the mountains, who save their lives, granting them perfected human abilities, including powers to communicate with one another over distances by ESP (telepathy), and to foresee events (precognition), enhanced five senses and intellect, and physical abilities to the fullest extent of human capabilities.
Many stories featured unusual villains, such as fascist regimes from unspecified South American countries, neo-Nazis or the Chinese. The villains' schemes often threaten world peace — Nemesis' brief is international, so the agents deal with threats transcending national interests. The main characters had to learn the use of their new powers as they went along, keeping what they discover secret from friends and foe alike. Each episode began with a post title sequence vignette in which one of The Champions demonstrated exceptional mental or physical abilities, often astonishing or humiliating others. In one example Stirling participates in a sharpshooting contest. In another, laughing hoodlums block in Macready's car, which she physically pulls out of the parking space one-handed. Ironically, the narration during these often public demonstrations usually mentions the need to keep the powers a secret.Champions' boss, Tremayne does not know that his agents have special abilities, though he does ask innocent questions
In 2007, it was reported that Guillermo del Toro would produce and write a film adaptation of The Champions for United Artists. In 2008, Christopher McQuarrie was signed to co-write and co-produce the film.
DEPARTMENT S 1969-70
this is blatantly where Chris Carter got the idea for The X Files. The cases are inexplicable, baffling and illogical... They have to be to interest Department 'S'. The orthodox is not for this branch of Interpoll... its operators handle only cases which cannot be solved by normal police routine. Department 'S' was a complete departure from all other mystery-adventure series, as the mysteries themselves were only part of its fascination. Its appeal lay, more than anything else, in its principal characters. Two men and one woman, contrasting in personalities as well as styles, each with an individual approach to proving that even the most illogical situations have a logical explanation. Three different ways of approaching each crime, with three outstanding stars: Peter Wyngarde as Jason King: with many years of stage, screen, and TV experience which has made him one of Britain's best known actors. Joel Fabiani as Stewart Sullivan: a young American whose stage work had lead him into television and his first starring role. Rosemary Nicols as Annabelle Hurst: the glamorous British actress.
Further adventures of the title character who had first appeared in Department S (1969). In that series he was working as part of a team of investigators. In Jason King he had left that service and was concentrating on writing adventure novels following the adventures of the fictional Mark Caine, who closely resembled Jason King in looks, manner, style, and personality.In the course of visiting international locations as part of his research, or through being summoned by people needing assistance, King would be frequently embroiled in adventure stories featuring glamorous women, exotic locations (for the era), menacing villains, political turmoil, or espionage intrigue.
King's choice of fashion was named by Mike Myers as an inspiration for his popular movie character Austin Powers.An analogue of Jason King appears in the comic book series The Invisibles written by Grant Morrison as "Mr. Six", the so-called "Last of the International Playboys", and member of "Division X"In the X-Men comics, the character of Jason Wyngarde (aka Mastermind) was partially inspired by Jason King and Peter Wyngarde. Mastermind had first appeared in the 1960s, but took on the appearance and identity of Jason Wyngarde in the build-up to the X-Men's first confrontation with the Hellfire Club in the late 1970s. Wyngarde had played the leader of another Hellfire club in A Touch of Brimstone, an episode of the popular TV series The Avengers starring Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg who appeared in a leather costume that Jean Grey would adopt as the Hellfire Club's Black Queen
Simon Templar, a Robin Hood-like adventurer with a penchant for disguise. The character is nicknamed The Saint plausibly because the initial letters of his name ST are also the abbreviation for the word "saint".
Ian Ogilvy, star of the 1978-79 ITC TV series "The Return Of The Saint"
British television series, made in 1965/66 based on the book series by John Creasey. It was the first ITC show without marionettes to be produced entirely in colour. The show starred American Steve Forrest as John Mannering, an antiques dealer and undercover agent working in an informal capacity for the head of the fictional British Diplomatic Intelligence, Templeton-Green (Colin Gordon). Paul Ferris was originally cast as Mannering's assistant David Marlowe. However after pressure from the US network Marlowe was dropped in favour of the more glamorous Cordelia (Sue Lloyd) who had appeared in the first episode.
Man in a Suitcasereplacement for Danger Man.McGill was a former US Intelligence agent, who had been forced to resign from the service six years prior to the opening episode, practically accused of treason. Unable to clear his name or return to the USA, McGill makes ends meet by working as a travelling private detective and bounty hunter, based in Britain. His cases generally took him to different parts of Europe (and Africa.)
US Mannix 1967 - 1975Hawaii 5:0 1968 - 1980 (2010 remake) Peter Gunn 1958 -1961Dragnet 1947 - 1970, 1987 parodie, 2003 remakeMax Headroom - 1987–1988 GB Trancers 1985 - 2002The Wild Wild West 1965-1969 Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981Silk Stalkings 1991-1999 (Policie z Palm Beach) Starsky and Hutch 1975-1979 (Duval et Moretti fr. klon)Mission: Impossible 1966-1973, 1988-1990
MANNIXJoe Mannix, an Armenian-American private investigator.worked for a large Los Angeles detective agency called Intertect. ...agency featuring the use of computers to help solve crimes. As opposed to the other employees who must wear dark suits and sit in rows of desks with only one piece of paper allowed to be on their desk at one time, Mannix belongs to the classic American detective archetype and thus usually ignores the computers' solutions, disobeys his boss's orders and sets out to do things his own way. He wears plaid sport coats and has his own office that he keeps sloppy between his assignments. Lew has cameras in all the rooms of Intertect monitoring the performance of his employees and providing instant feedback through intercoms in the room.
Unlike the other Intertect operatives, Mannix attempts to block the camera with a coat rack and insults Lew, comparing him to Big Brother. To improve the ratings of the show, Desilu head Lucille Ball and the producer Bruce Geller brought in some changes making the show more similar to other private eye shows. Lucille Ball thought the computers were too high tech and beyond comprehension for the average viewer of the time and had them removed.
He’s a Korean War veteran that’s incredibly proud of his French/Armenian ancestory… The show was violent as all fuck and controversial.
American television series produced by CBS Productions, and set in Hawaii. The show originally aired for twelve seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continued in reruns. The show featured a fictional state police unit run by Detective Steve McGarrett, played by actor Jack Lord. The name of this television series comes from the fact that Hawaii was the 50th state to join the United States. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular. Many episodes would end with McGarrett instructing his subordinate, Danny Williams (played by James MacArthur), to incarcerate alleged criminals whom they had apprehended: "Book 'em Danno!"
In many episodes (including the pilot), McGarrett was drawn into the world of international espionage and national intelligence. McGarrett's arch-nemesis was a rogue intelligence officer of the People's Republic of China, named Wo Fat. The Communist rogue agent was played by veteran actor Khigh Dheigh. The show's final episode in 1980 was titled "Woe to Wo Fat", in which McGarrett finally saw his foe Wo go to jail.
Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci + Grace Park (BSG)(Xena, Alias, Jack of All Trades)
Peter Gunn ( creator:Blake Edwards)
The title character (played by Craig Stevens) is a private investigator in the classic film noir tradition, which was a popular genre on American TV in the late 1950s. However, a few traits differentiate him from the standard hard-boiled detectives, such as Sam Spade or Philip Marlowe. Gunn was a sophisticated hipster, a dapper dresser who loved cool jazz; where other gumshoes were often coarse, Peter Gunn was portrayed as the epitome of cool. He operated in a nameless waterfront city, and was a regular patron of Mother's, a wharfside Jazz club; his girlfriend, Edie Hart (Lola Albright), was a sultry singer employed there.
The show's use of modern jazz music, at a time when most television shows used a generic, uninspired orchestra for the background, was another distinctive touch that set the standard for many years to come. Innovative jazz themes seemed to accompany every move Gunn made, ably rendered by Henry Mancini and his orchestra (which at that time included John Williams), lending the character even more of an air of suave sophistication. Famous jazz musicians occasionally made guest appearances,
DragnetDragnet, syndicated as Badge 714, is a radio and television crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.
Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers.
Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.The show's cultural impact is such that even after five decades, elements of Dragnet are known to those who have never seen or heard the program:
The ominous, four-note introduction to the brass and tympani theme music (titled "Danger Ahead") is instantly recognizable (though its origins date back to Miklós Rózsa's score for the 1946 film version of The Killers).
Another Dragnet trademark is the show's opening narration: "Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent." This underwent minor revisions over time. The "only" and "ladies and gentlemen" were dropped at some point, and for the television version "hear" was changed to "see". Variations on this narration have been featured in many subsequent crime dramas, and in satires of these dramas (e.g. "Only the facts have been changed to protect the innocent"). In 1987, a comedy movie version of Dragnet appeared (also titled Dragnet), starring Dan Aykroyd as the stiff Joe Friday (the original Detective Friday's nephew), and Tom Hanks as his partner Pep Streebeck. The film contrasted the terse, clipped character of Friday, a hero from another age, with the 'real world' of Los Angeles in 1987 to broadly parodic effect.
Trancers (ala Blade Runner, Terminátor, Timecop, Peter Gunn apod.)
"His name is Deth. He hunts Trancers. Even in the 20th Century." Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is a police trooper in the year 2247 who has been hunting down Martin Whistler (Michael Stefani), a criminal mastermind who uses strange psychic powers to make people into zombies and carry out his every desire. Deth can identify a tranced victim (who appear normal at first, but once triggered, become savage killers) by scanning them with a special bracelet. Before he can be caught, Whistler escapes back in time. Using a bizarre drug-induced time traveling technique, Whistler leaves his body in 2247 and travels down his ancestral bloodline, arriving in 1985. His ancestor at that time is a Los Angeles police detective named Weisling.
Jack Deth: What kind of name is Peter Gunn? Leena: What kind of name is Jack Deth? (What kind of name is Helen Hunt)
The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on CBS for four seasons (104 episodes) from September 17, 1965 to April 4, 1969. This show was conceived by its creator, Michael Garrison, as "James Bond on horseback." Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, and the series was adapted for a motion picture in 1999 with a new cast and story.
The title of each episode begins with "The Night" (except for the first-season episode "Night of the Casual Killer", which omitted the definite article). A memorable recurring arch-villain was Dr. Miguelito Quixote Loveless, a brilliant but megalomaniac dwarf portrayed by Michael Dunn.
two Secret Service agents: James West, the charming gunslinger (played by Robert Conrad), and Artemus Gordon (played by Ross Martin), the brilliant gadgeteer and master of disguise. Their mission was to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from all manner of dangerous threats. The agents traveled in luxury aboard their own train, the Wanderer, equipped with everything from a stable car to a laboratory. James West had served as an intelligence and cavalry officer in the US Civil War; his "cover" during the series is that he is a railroad president. After retiring from the Service by 1880 he lives on a ranch in Mexico. Gordon's past is more obscure; when he retires in 1880 he goes on the road as the head of a Shakespeare traveling players troupe. The show incorporated classic Western elements with an espionage thriller, as well as science fiction/alternate history ideas (in a similar vein to steampunk) and plenty of comedy. In the finest James Bond tradition, there were always beautiful women, clever gadgets, and delusional arch-enemies with half-insane plots to take over the country or the world.
three women who work for a private investigation agency, and is one of the first shows to showcase women in roles traditionally reserved for men. The series was broadcast in the USA on the ABC Television Network from 1976 to 1981 and was one of the most successful series of the 1970s. Charlie's Angels was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.
Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith as Charlie's Angels
Silk Stalkings (vizuálně á la Twin Peaks)
two detectives who solved sexually-based crimes of passion ("silk stalkings") among the ultra-rich people of Palm Beach, Florida, the tightly-budgeted Silk Stalkings was not actually filmed in Florida. Most episodes were shot in San Diego, California as mountains and high ledged cliffs can sometimes be viewed in the episodes. Some shows were filmed in Scottsdale, Arizona.From 1991-1995, the lead characters were played by Rob Estes and Mitzi Kapture, as detectives Christopher Lorenzo and Rita Lee Lance, respectively.
two Southern California policemen: the dark-haired Brooklyn transplant David Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) who was a streetwise detective with intense, sometimes childlike moods, and the blond Duluth, Minnesota native Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson (David Soul), a more reserved and intellectual character. Under the radio call sign "Zebra Three", they were known for usually tearing around the streets of the fictional California city Bay City. The vehicle of choice was Starsky's two-door Ford Gran Torino, which was red with a large white vector stripe.
Starsky and Hutch
missions of a team of secret American government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). The leader of the team was Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, except in the first season (Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill.)A hallmark of the series shows Phelps receiving his instructions on a tape that then self destructs, accompanied by the iconic theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin.The series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973. It returned to television, as a revival, for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990 and later inspired a popular trio of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in the 1990s and 2000s, with the role of Phelps played by Jon Voight.
Cinnamon Carter (Barbara Bain), a top fashion model and actressBarnard "Barney" Collier (Greg Morris), a mechanical and electronics genius and
owner of Collier ElectronicsWilly Armitage (Peter Lupus), a world record-holding weight lifter
Rollin Hand (Martin Landau), a noted actor, makeup artist, escape artist, magician and "master of disguise"
Part of each episode's title sequence was highly unusual, as it was composed of a number of very short clips of key scenes from the subject episode. This was, and remains, very rare for series television. However, it was already being done as of the previous season on I Spy, which like Mission had the lighting of a fuse leading to it. Several British teleseries produced by Gerry Anderson and his then wife Sylvia Anderson, the contemporaneous Thunderbirds and the mid-1970s Space: 1999 among them, also did this. The reimagined Battlestar Galactica TV series also uses this device. The clips in the opening sequence were chosen to showcase dramatic moments in the upcoming mission, such as moments of surprise, moments of violence. For the first two seasons, the closing credits showed clips from that mission in freeze frame. Starting with Season Three, the same clips were shown during the closing credits across episodes; later seasons eschewed that approach, featuring a freeze frame of the hand lighting the fuse.