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Danger Man - Not So Jolly Roger

(Series 3, Episode 23)

The Jolly Roger is pirate radio station on an old sea fort. A DJ is killed just as he sends a message saying that the station is sending coded messages to foreign submarines. Secret Agent John Drake (Danger Man)goes undercover as a DJ to find out what is happening.


Patrick McGoohan - John Drake

Edwin Richfield - Marco Janson

Wilfrid Lawson - Corrigan

Lisa Daniely - Linda Janson

Trisha (Patsy Ann) Noble - Susan Wade  

Andrew Faulds - Mullins

Jon Rollason - Summers

Christopher Sandford - Andrews

John Tate - Fisherman

Director - Don Chaffey

Writers - Tony Williamson,

George Markstein (Script Consultant)

Production -  Sidney Cole (Producer),

Barry Delmaine  (Associate Producer),

Ralph Smart (Executive Producer)  

Cinematography - Brendan J. Stafford (Director of Photography)

Film Editing -  Lee Doig    

Casting -  Rose Tobias-Shaw  (Casting Director)

Art Direction -  Lionel Couch  

Makeup Department  - Eddie Knight (Make-up),  Betty Sherriff (Hairdressing)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director - Peter Price  (Assistant Director)

Art Department - Don Picton (Set Dresser)

Sound - Jock May  (Sound Recordist), Wilfred Thompson (Sound Editor)

Stunts - Frank Maher  (Stunt coordinator/stunt double: Patrick McGoohan)

Camera and Electrical Department  -  Stephen Dade (Second Unit Cameraman), Jack Lowin  (Camera Operator)

Costume and Wardrobe -  Masada Wilmot

Music - Edwin Astley (Director of Music), Alan Killick (Music Editor)

Continuity - Doris Martin

First Transmitted (UK) - 7th April 1966

Running time - 51 minutes

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Offshore Radio Connection

The story-line centres around an offshore radio station, based on a Thames Estuary Fort and it being used as a cover for sending messages to enemy submarines.

Part of the episode was filmed on Red Sands Fort, home of Radio Invicta, KING Radio and (at the time of filming) Radio 390.

Photos © ITC

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