1. Callan Volume 01
Out in July
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Full-cast adaptations of Callan stories originally published in the Sunday Express.
Originally broadcast in 1967, Callan took the burgeoning world of spy drama, and brought a much darker tone to the genre. With James Bond’s career beginning in film in 1962, Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer beginning in 1965 (The Ipcress File) and hot on the heels of the surreal series The Prisoner in 1967, Callan took a darker approach to espionage. Having similar responsibilities to MI5, Callan used the most ruthless and lethal techniques to get the job done, each method meticulously filed by ‘The Section’ (the organisation behind operative Callan), colour coding each lethal tactic.
Four series of the original television series were produced between 1967 and 1972, plus a cinema film released in 1974 and a TV comeback in 1981. And now, Callan is set to return on audio at Big Finish.
Adapted from series creator James Mitchell’s Sunday Express Short Stories by his son Peter Mitchell, four new adventures will expand the themes explored in the television show.
1.1 File on a Deadly Deadshot by James Mitchell (adapted by Peter Mitchell)
1.2 File on a Classy Club by James Mitchell (adapted by Peter Mitchell)
1.3 File on an Awesome Amateur by James Mitchell (adapted by Peter Mitchell)
1.4 File on a Harassed Hunter by James Mitchell (adapted by Peter Mitchell)
More story details to follow.
Written By: James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell
Directed By: Ken Bentley
Ben Miles (Callan), Frank Skinner (Lonely), Nicholas Briggs (Hunter)
More cast details to be announced
Producers David Richardson & Emma Haigh
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs