Encyclopedia of TV Spies (ebook)

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TV SPIES by Wesley Britton

Before Bond, before Maxwell Smart, and before Mrs. Emma Peel, we’ve enjoyed a wide variety of TV spies. From Dangerous Assignment to Burn Notice, we've watched cloak-and-dagger adventures from popular successes such as Alias and Mission: Impossible to thoughtful mini-series such as The Sandbaggers Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. to cartoons and even live animals in

.Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spyor have been as frumpy as George Smiley in The Man From U.N.C.L.E,been as stylish as Napoleon Solo in Hogan’s Heroes, Jack of All Trades), fought in the historical past (Adventures of Zorro), Our TV secret agents have worn masks and capes (


. Now, Britton has compiled the first indispensable reference book on television espionage, unveiling the secrets behind our beloved favorites, the nuggets we might have missed, and the programs that disappeared without a trace after their short original runs. TelevisionNo one knows more about the wide vista of these undercover operatives than Dr. Wesley Britton, author of the highly-acclaimed 2004 history of the genre, Spy

Britton provides the behind-the-scenes creative process for TV spies, drawn from both extensive research and his interviews with many participants. He uncovers the reasons why some dramas were either unforgettable hits or regrettable misses.

Britton also offers analysis of the elements that made key shows innovative and trend-setting and why some of the best productions ever made never jelled with the networks or audiences.

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