After 10 years working for U.S. intelligence, "Mac" McGill (Richard Bradford, The Untouchables) knows a thing or two about living by his wits and getting the job done. But after his employment is terminated under mysterious circumstances, he has to find work among those prepared to pay for his services. From his base in London, McGill finds himself traveling all over Europe and beyond, taking on the jobs no one else can handle, tracking down the people no one else can find.
This action-packed Cold War drama aired on ABC in the late 1960s and features savvy writing and a host of superb guest stars, including Donald Sutherland (Pride & Prejudice), Felicity Kendal (Rosemary & Thyme), Peter Arne (The Return of the Pink Panther), Ray McAnally (My Left Foot), Colin Blakely (The Beiderbecke Affair), Philip Madoc (A Mind to Kill), and Edward Fox (Gandhi). 15 episodes, 13 hrs, 4 DVDs, SDH.
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Episode 1: The Whisper
The owner of an African tobacco plantation hires McGill to unearth the true identity of a missionary priest working selflessly among the local people. What he discovers gives everyone a reason to want the priest dead and McGill renewed determination to keep him alive.
Episode 2: Why They Killed Nolan
McGill tries to help a fellow private investigator and old friend get safely out of the country. Not only does the man end up murdered, but McGill gets framed for the crime. While on the run from the police, he has to find out why his friend was killed and make sure he doesn't meet the same fate.
Episode 3: The Boston Square
An oceanographer disappears and takes with him confidential research papers about deep-sea fish farming in the Adriatic. McGill tracks him down in Corfu, where the papers appear to be up for the highest bidder. What McGill can't understand is why an Albanian agent posing as a businessman is so interested in deep-sea research.
Episode 4: Somebody Loses, Somebody. . .Wins?
McGill goes behind the Iron Curtain to make contact with a potential defector. Realizing he's been set up, he has to get back across the border--and do so without endangering the security of a young Englishwoman who may be a double agent.
Episode 5: Blind Spot
When a rich, elderly Frenchwoman is robbed and killed, her sight-impaired daughter hires McGill to do what the Paris police seemingly can't--find the killer and return the stolen jewels. What he turns up is darker than anyone could have foreseen.
Episode 6: No Friend of Mine
Saboteurs launch a series of attacks on a colonial mining company in central Africa, and the chief suspects are local terrorists seeking independence from Britain. Brought in to investigate, McGill quickly determines who is responsible. Next, he must find out why.
Episode 7: Jigsaw Man
An Italian count pays McGill to track down his younger brother, who has been running up bills all over Europe. But now the brother stands to come into half a million dollars--an inheritance he seems strangely reluctant to accept. Why doesn't he want to sign the trust fund papers? McGill discovers there's more than a little concealed in the fine print.
Episode 8: Web with Four Spiders
A lawyer working on an international space legislation committee gets drunk and photographed in compromising situations--in a brawl, in bed with a scantily dressed woman, and passed out in an alley. McGill learns that this is not the first time it's happened--and wonders why no blackmailers are asking for money.
Episode 9: Which Way Did He Go, McGill?
A ruthless ex-con is released after five years in prison for stealing half a million pounds in gold bullion--and begins to track down each member of his gang who managed to get away. McGill follows one step behind him. But for the safety of all concerned, he'll have to get one step ahead.
Episode 10: Property of a Gentleman
McGill's rich young friend can't understand why her father won't see here--but when one of the old man's beloved Cezannes goes up for auction, she knows that something is seriously amiss. Meanwhile, her two brothers have recruited the services of an impersonator with an uncanny resemblance to their father.
Episode 11: The Revolutionaries
An exile living in Sweden has just finished memoirs that identify the assassin of his country's president. Aware that his enemies will stop at nothing to prevent publication, he hires McGill to escort his daughter to safety in England. But when McGill comes to the attention of the local police, why do the father and daughter deny knowing him?
Episode 12: Who's Mad Now?
When an old flame tells McGill she thinks she's going out of her mind, he decides to check up on the activities of her husband, who enjoys not only his wife's money but also the attentions of a younger woman. However, another woman entirely could be the source of his friend's disturbance.
Episode 13: Three Blinks of the Eyes
Fearful of her violent husband but just as desperate to get him back, a millionairess hires McGill to follow him to Paris and put an end to his affair. When the young woman in question ends up murdered, the French police quickly arrest their prime suspect.
Episode 14: Castle in the Clouds
During the course of a romantic dinner, a prominent government official allows his mistress to wear a diamond brooch belonging to his wife. When she blackmails him for its return, the desperate husband calls in McGill. The detective soon realizes that a lot of people are interested in the brooch, including the young woman's fiance.
Episode 15: Night Flight to Andorra
McGill organizes a team of burglars to carry out a raid on a fortress in the Pyrenees, supposedly to steal its art treasures. Their plans go awry when a tourist stumbles upon their preparations, and they take the intruder prisoner. Only at the last minute does McGill reveal the real reason for the raid.
- Photo galleries
- Interview with Richard Bradford
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 780 minutes, plus bonus programming
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 4
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
"Intrigue and suspense...not to be missed"--Library Bookwatch
"Stylish action-adventure series"--The Independent (UK)