Spies on Television and Radio


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February 24, 2012


Wesley Britton's

James Bond

Spies on Film

Spies on
Television &

Spies in
History &

Mark Twain,
Poetry and More
Writings by
Wes Britton

Files for Students

Dr. Wesley Britton

Wes Britton’s Encyclopedia of TV Spies is now available as a Kindle—only $9.95!

In the archives below, the author of the highly acclaimed Spy Television (Praeger Publishers, 2004) offers the most in-depth and varied resources on TV spies available anywhere. Here are interviews with creators and actors of the past and talks with producers who have plans for the future. Here are interviews with authors of TV spy books, comics, and collector's guides. And here are directories and bibliographies of what was broadcast, what was written about classic series, and the paperback adventures based on every spy show from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. to 24.

Special to SpyWise:

At long last—David McDaniel’s Legendary The Final Affair

Creating Spy TV – Interviews:

From F Troop to Get Smart:   The Many Voices of Larry Storch

He Kept 86 in Control:   An Interview with Get Smart Writer Whitey Mitchell

A New Interview with Mission: Impossible's Peter Lupus, by Eddie Lucas

Behind the Scenes of "Discards":   How Diagnosis: Murder Brought Back U.N.C.L.E., The Avengers, I Spy, and Mission: Impossible

Robert Conrad on the Past, Present, and Future

Robert Vaughn, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is Alive and Kicking

A Spy Girl Recalls the '60s:   An Interview with Actress Sue Ane Langdon, by Tom Lisanti

Talking With Writers and Experts:

The Saint on TV: Q&A with Author Ian Dickerson by Wesley Britton

Honey West is prowling Again: Q&A with Author John Frederickson by Wesley Britton

Having a Burn Notice Jones This Week? Tod Goldberg Has the Fix For You

Wes Britton’s Oct. 1, 2008 radio interview with Tod Goldberg is archived in the “Past Programs” section of—www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

The New Bionic Woman:   What Went Wrong and Why She Failed to Connect with the Audience, by Herbie J Pilato

Uncovering I Spy:   An Interview with Marc Cushman, Author of the First Full-length History of a Classic Series

The I Spy Movie That Never Was, by Marc Cushman and Linda J. LaRosa

A Man from U.N.C.L.E., I Spy, and The Wild Wild West:   Meet Mark Ellis

How The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Returned – As a Comic Book, by Paul Howley

Behind the Toys from U.N.C.L.E.:   The Inside story of a Collector's Guide, by Paul Howley

TV Spy Resources:

From Middletown - via Colony Three - to “The Village”: Five Fingers as Source for The Prisoner?

Before TV:  Spies on Radio

The TV Spies Bookshelf:  An Annotated Directory of Non-Fiction Sources

Collecting TV Spy Music

Zorro the Spy:   A Photo Essay, by Rochelle Dubrow

"Many Happy Returns": An Original Television Screenplay , by Wesley Britton


Review: The Saint on TV by Ian Dickerson

A Decade in Review: The Top 10 Spy Television Shows of 2000-2009
by Wesley Britton with Craig Arthur and David E. Foster

A Decade in Review: What We Brits Saw And What We Didn’t (2000-2009)
by Ian Dickerson

DVD Review: In A Word--Intelligence

Michael Westen at Sea: A Review of Burn Notice: The End Game

Review:  Robert Vaughn and The Protectors on DVD (A&E, 2004)

Review:  The New Avengers on DVD, Vol. 1 (A&E, 2003)

Review:  The Avengers on Radio (2004)

Sleepers, Moles, and The Piglet Files:   British Spy Comedies on U.S. DVD (2004)

"Blood Under the Bridge":   A Review of The Company (Sony Home Video, 2007)

Wes Britton at Other Websites:

Review: William B. Davis.Where There's Smoke...: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, a Memoir. (Inside The X-Files)

The U.N.C.L.E. Movie That Never Was – at The Fans from U.N.C.L.E.

Novelizing TV Spies:   Paperback Adventures Never Broadcast – At The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers

Review:   The Persuaders on DVD, Vol. 1 (A&E, 2003) – At Leslie Charteris, under "Features"

An Actor for All Seasons: Roger Langley Investigates Patrick McGoohan – at Leslie Charteris, under "Features"

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Wes Britton’s non-espionage book reviews appear at— www.bookpleasures.com/ www.TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com
Wes posts Cd and music news at— http://entbook.livejournal.com
Wes posts film, TV, and musical news and updates at the “Dave White Presents” Facebook page— http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306
Wes Britton’s radio interviews for “Dave White Presents” are archived at— www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

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