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message 1: by Magnus (new)

Magnus (magnuspym) | 9 comments Broadening the topics slightly, What Espionage Work translated to TV or Radio excited your imagination and encouraged you to delve deeper into the genre?
Here are mine:
TTSS / Smileys People / Game, Set and Match - all taken for granted. My early inspirational works were
Mr. Palfrey of Westminster - TV '80's Starring Alec McCowen
Spycatcher - TV & Radio Starring Bernard Archard

Anyone remember them with fondness?

message 2: by Feliks, Moderator (last edited May 28, 2015 10:25AM) (new)

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) | 786 comments Mod
For me..hmm..trying to remember. Must have been something I saw as a kid; probably syndicated re-runs of 'Mission Impossible' and 'It Takes a Thief'.

I loved how both those shows were often shot in outdoors locations, in real cities.

I was an extremely young reader of 'adult' books like 'The Taking of Pelham 123' and Joseph Wambaugh titles. 'The Poseidon Adventure' came into my hands as a lad..'Six Days of the Condor'. The Bond series; Robin Cook's 'French Connection'; The Viking Process

All this was around Grade 3 elem school. I also scored a big cadboard box of 'True Detective' magazines. What an education that was.

Films and movies..hmm, well was exposed to a lot of Eastwood, Bronson, Marvin, Van Cleef, McQueen. Hackman.

Glad to see your mention of the superb BBC 'Game, Set, & Match' starring Ian Holm. When I have a spare $200 sometime I intend buying that series. Been on my must-purchase agenda for a long time now.

message 3: by Doubledf99.99 (new)

Doubledf99.99 | 123 comments Some of my favorite Tvshows/actors were those Feliks mentioned I grew up with those guys., along with The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Avengers, Wild Wild West, and Get Smart..

message 4: by David (last edited Jun 06, 2015 08:36AM) (new)

David Cannot say that any tv show or book led me to reading a specific type of genre. However, movies like Jaws, The Godfather, Shawshank, and Misery led me to read the book. It is worthy of note that depending on which one does first, see the movie or read the book, that version seems to be the one that I like or favor the most. Yea, watched Man from Uncle, and
some other stuff, but never led to reading thrillers.

At one time if the book and a "hammer & Sickle" on the cover, I bought it.

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