History Series / DangerMan

7th Jan '17 7:38:34 PM LeeM
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* BuccaneerBroadcaster: In "Not So Jolly Roger", Drake poses as a DJ at a pirate radio station on a WorldWarII vintage offshore anti-aircraft fort, whose broadcast activities are the cover for anti-British espionage. Some location footage was actually shot on and around a real fort that was being used by Radio 390[[note]]1965-7; broadcasting on 773kHz AM, or approximtely 390 metres[[/note]], including one of [=McGoohan=] being winched up to one of the fort's towers. Other scenes were mocked up in the studio using location photos as backdrops.

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* BuccaneerBroadcaster: In "Not So Jolly Roger", Drake poses as a DJ at a pirate radio station on a WorldWarII vintage offshore anti-aircraft fort, whose broadcast activities are the cover for anti-British espionage. Some location footage was actually shot on and around a real fort that was being used by Radio 390[[note]]1965-7; broadcasting on 773kHz AM, or approximtely 390 metres[[/note]], including one a shot of [=McGoohan=] being winched up to one of the fort's towers. Other scenes were mocked up in the studio using location photos as backdrops.


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* StockFootage: A standard ITC technique. Exotic locations were introduced by stock [[EstablishingShot establishing shots]], then faked in the studio or on location in England.
7th Jan '17 7:32:20 PM LeeM
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* BuccaneerBroadcaster: In "Not So Jolly Roger", Drake poses as a DJ at a pirate radio station on a WorldWarII vintage offshore anti-aircraft fort, whose broadcast activities are the cover for anti-British espionage. Some location footage was actually shot on and around a real fort that was being used by Radio 390[[note]]1965-7; broadcasting on 773kHz AM, or approximtely 390 metres[[/note]], including one of [=McGoohan=] being winched up to one of the fort's towers. Other scenes were mocked up in the studio using location photos as backdrops.
25th Dec '16 8:39:08 AM Spindriver
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* [[CaliforniaDoubling Wales Doubling]]
16th Dec '16 2:49:19 PM FordPrefect
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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Drake, not infrequently takes on this trope when the higher-ups are indifferent towards the fate of someone on their own side, would rather kill to be safe rather than sorry, or don't care about what the casualties will be.

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Drake, not infrequently Drake frequently takes on this trope when the higher-ups are indifferent towards the fate of someone on their own side, would rather kill to be safe rather than sorry, or don't care about what the casualties will be.
16th Dec '16 2:47:52 PM FordPrefect
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[[caption-width-right:200: They've given him a number. [[Series/ThePrisoner He will be angry later on.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:200: They've given him a number. [[Series/ThePrisoner [[Series/ThePrisoner1967 He will be angry later on.]]]]
24th Oct '15 10:46:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheCharmer: Drake has a switch for it, and when he turns it on, just about anyone who's not GenreSavvy melts before his charming smile and suave, witty banter (which is to say it works on ordinary people or the newbie to the spy game).

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* TheCharmer: Drake has a switch for it, and when he turns it on, just about anyone who's not GenreSavvy melts before his charming smile and suave, witty banter (which is to say it works on ordinary people or the newbie to the spy game).
20th Aug '15 10:27:47 AM toonman2
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: John Drake doesn't carry a gun and he ''never'' shoots anyone to death (we don't count a [[spoiler: dream sequence/hallucination]] episode). The only exception was in one of the early 1960-61 series episodes. He used deadly force on rare occasion thereafter and trained guns on people to make them surrender, to be sure, but he never put a bullet into another (real) person.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: John Drake doesn't carry a gun and he ''never'' shoots anyone to death (we don't count a [[spoiler: dream sequence/hallucination]] episode). The only exception was in one of the early 1960-61 series episodes. He used deadly force on rare occasion thereafter and trained guns on people to make them surrender, to be sure, but he never put a bullet into another (real) person. Qualifies for this trope as ''Danger Man's'' lack of gunplay set it apart from other spy shows of the era.
20th Aug '15 10:27:03 AM toonman2
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* DownerEnding: Regularly, especially in the third season.

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* DownerEnding: Regularly, especially in the third season. Drake doesn't always win a clear victory and even if he does, there are rarely any "high five" moments.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: John Drake doesn't carry a gun and he ''never'' shoots anyone to death (we don't count a [[spoiler: dream sequence/hallucination]] episode). The only exception was in one of the early 1960-61 series episodes. He used deadly force on rare occasion thereafter and trained guns on people to make them surrender, to be sure, but he never put a bullet into another (real) person.
5th Jul '15 6:54:13 PM BreseeMaxwell
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The first season was hardly a happyfest, but the second was way more depressing.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The first season was two seasons were hardly a happyfest, happyfests, but the second third was way more depressing.



* DownerEnding: Regularly.

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* DownerEnding: Regularly.Regularly, especially in the third season.



* NoHuggingNoKissing: Drake does not get involved with women, period. He flirts with them, and they clearly find him attractive, but he is never shown romancing them. One episode, "The Black Book", has him attracted to a young woman, but he [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies explains why he cannot get involved.]] The closest Drake comes is in two episodes guest starring Susan Hampshire (playing different, but similar characters in each), one of which ends with Drake and Hampshire's character leaving on a romantic rendezvous.

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* NoHuggingNoKissing: Drake does not get involved with women, period. He occasionally flirts with them, and they clearly find him attractive, but he is never shown romancing them. One episode, "The Black Book", has him attracted to a young woman, but he [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies explains why he cannot get involved.]] The closest Drake comes is in two episodes guest starring Susan Hampshire (playing different, but similar characters in each), one of which ends with Drake and Hampshire's character leaving on a romantic rendezvous.
21st Apr '15 8:18:41 AM moloch
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* RetCon: Drake becomes a British agent in the later seasons, after having been an Irish-American NATO agent in the first.

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* RetCon: Drake becomes a British agent in the later seasons, after having been an Irish-American NATO agent in the first. (Although it's possible this isn't -- see ActorSharedBackground.)
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