Man From U.N.C.L.E.
- 4 Seasons
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a political action adventure TV series that produced 105 episodes over five seasons. The program was so popular that it spun off into feature films and a series of novels. The story follows two secret agents who work for a secret government law enforcement agency titled U.N.C.L.E., which is an acronym for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. James Bond creator Ian Fleming was a consultant during the run of the show and conceived the lead character, Napoleon Solo. Robert Vaughn portrayed Napoleon Solo, a former American military man. Illya Kuryakin, played by David McCallum, was a former KGB agent from Russia. They were often joined in their adventures and supervised by British U.N.C.L.E. member Alexander Waverly, who was played by Leo G. Carroll. In season four they were joined by a female U.N.C.L.E. agent, Lisa Rogers, who was played by Barbara Moore. Many of Solo's and Kuryakin's battles were against an evil terrorist organization called THRUSH. The goal of THRUSH was to control the world and crush any adversary who stood in their way. The threat that THRUSH proposed was so great it called for the formation of U.N.C.L.E., which united the best agents from all countries to battle THRUSH. Each episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. featured an innocent party, family or group in peril, usually at the hands of THRUSH agents. U.N.C.L.E. agents are informed of the case, and Solo and Kuryakin set out to settle the score. Over the life of the series many different Hollywood stars had guest starring roles. Jack Palance, William Shatner, Robert Culp, Joan Collins, Vincent Price, Janet Leigh, Joan Crawford, Angela Lansbury, Carol O'Connor, Cesar Romero, Kurt Russell, Nancy Sinatra, Julie London, Leonard Nimoy, Leslie Nielsen and Sonny and Cher all appeared on at least one episode.