Secret Agent (1964–1967)
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To Our Best Friend 

Drake is sent to Bagdad as there appears to be a leak coming from one of his best friends. He sets a trap for his friend, which is sprung. When his friend vehemently denies his involvement, Drake must go looking for somebody else.

Director:

Patrick McGoohan

Writers:

Ralph Smart, Ralph Smart (series devised by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick McGoohan ... John Drake
Donald Houston ... Bill Vincent
Ann Bell ... Leslie Vincent
T.P. McKenna ... Ivan
Jack Allen ... Colonel
John Gabriel John Gabriel ... Rutledge
Roderick Lovell Roderick Lovell ... Bertrand
Robert Rietty ... Translator
Gita Denise Gita Denise ... Natalie
Julian Sherrier ... Sayyed
Christopher Sandford ... Phelps
Frederick Farley Frederick Farley ... Solomin
Cyril Cross Cyril Cross ... Poltyev
Simon Brent Simon Brent ... Watcher
Brian Weske ... Simpson
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Drake is sent to Bagdad as there appears to be a leak coming from one of his best friends. He sets a trap for his friend, which is sprung. When his friend vehemently denies his involvement, Drake must go looking for somebody else.

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Quotes

John Drake: Well Leslie, uh, now I have another reason or liking you; we're in the same business.
Leslie Vincent: On opposite sides.
John Drake: On different teams.
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Soundtracks

Oh Shenandoah
Traditional American folk song
Performed by Donald Houston
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This one hits too close to home for Drake...and it's one of the better episodes as well.
13 August 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The Brits suspect that one of their operatives is actually a double- agent, as secrets are somehow getting to the Soviets. Unfortunately for John Drake, the man is one of his best friends! So, naturally, when he is given the assignment to investigate, he takes it very personally and is careful to keep the true reason for his visiting the friend and his wife a secret.

This episode is among the better in the series. While I suspected how it would end, the show was so well written and compelling that I didn't mind this. And, it did offer a few surprises along the way. It gives a more human and vulnerable side of Drake and is one you should see.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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