Dangerous Assignment            

Last Edited: 24-Dec-2013 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

A Cold War spy series that ran from 1949 to 1953. All episodes were broadcast on the NBC network.

Many files are incorrectly named and some website are inaccurate as well. I used the following website as a reference:
http://www.digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDeliToo/dd2jb-Dangerous-Assignment.html 

Date Episode
Title Cast Parameters
09-Jul-1949
1
Thropp Foundation Stolen Relief Supplies
Location: Messina, Sicily
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:39, 6954, M
16-Jul-1949 2
Investigate Malayan Star Line Sabotage
Location: Saigon, French Indochina
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:35, 6935, M
23-Jul-1949 3
On Safari for Nigerian Manganese
Location: Nigeria, West Africa
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:05, 6818, M
30-Jul-1949
4



06-Aug-1949 5
Investigate Millionaire Murder Conspiracy
Location: Paris, France
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:36, 6939, M
13-Aug-1949 6
Smash Illegal Alien Smuggling Ring
Location: Masimbra, Portugal
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:28, 6910, M
20-Aug-1949 7
Recover File No. 307
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:31, 6920, M
06-Feb-1950
2-1
Find Bill Thorne and Missing Japanese Weapons
Location: San Miguel, Panama
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
28:48, 5041, M
13-Feb-1950 2-2
Investigate Who Stabbed Captain Rocq
Location: Tangiers, North Africa
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:29, 6912, M
20-Feb-1950 2-3
Recover Stolen Radar Plans
Location: Athens, Greece
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:23, 6891, M
06-Mar-1950 2-5
Recover Wire Recorder Spool
Location: San Diego, California
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Tony
Barrett, Stacy Harris, Don Diamond,
Betty Lou Gerson, Lou Krugman,
Raymond Burr
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
20-Mar-1950 2-6
International Blackmail
Location: San Diego, California
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Max Hudhowe
29:35, 6935, M
27-Mar-1950 2-7
Renew Sheik Haroun's Uranium Deal
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
29:14, 6856, M
10-Apr-1950
2-8
Recover Underwater Demolition Secrets
Location: Trinidad
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
28:47, 6747, M
17-Apr-1950 2-9
Investigate Flying Saucers
Location: Santa Rosa, Ecuador
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Max Hudhowe
28:38, 6715, M
24-Apr-1950 2-10
Investigate Missing Scientists
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
28:24, 6661, M
03-May-1950
schedule
Jange
2-11
Find Szabo and The Briefcase
Location: Paris, France
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
directed by Bill Karn
28:21, 6646, M
10-May-1950 2-12
Smash Lecture Circuit Spy Ring
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Paul Frees,
Sherm Ellis, Jean Lakewood, Don Diamond
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
17-May-1950 2-13
Find 100,000 Barrels of Missing Oil
Location: Persian Gulf
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
29:09, 6835, M
24-May-1950 2-14
Solve Kent Jackson's Murder
Location: Rangoon, Burma
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
28:26, 6668, M
31-May-1950 2-15
Administer 'Little White Pill' Antidote
Location: The Balkans
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
28:30, 6680, M
07-Jun-1950 2-16
Find Champlin and His Reel of Tape
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
28:26, 6666, M
26-Jul-1950
2-18
Find Guerilla Chief and Stop Him
Location: Yabnei, Indochina
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
28:50, 6762, M
02-Aug-1950 2-19
Recover Lost Troop Movement
Documents
Location: Vienna, Austria
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
27:41,6493, M
09-Aug-1950 2-20
Defeat African Hate Campaign
Location: Secondi, Africa
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
27:46, 6511, M
16-Aug-1950 2-21
Find Hired Killer Lupac
Location: Paris, France
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
28:54, 6775, M
23-Aug-1950 2-22
Beat the Gun Runners to S. Gouda
Location: Bombay, India
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
28:50, 6761, M
30-Aug-1950 2-23
Recover Stolen Missle Plans On Microfilm
Location: London, England
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
27:32, 4841, M
low bandwidth
06-Sep-1950
2-24
Keep Chromite Mine Operating
Location: Larno, The Balkans
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
20-Sep-1950
2-25
Contact Lefty, The Trained Seal
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
28:26, 6665, M
27-Sep-1950
2-26
Retrieve Slarga From Latin America
Location: Rio Gordo Bridge, Latin America
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
29-Sep-1950
schedule
Jange
2-27
Smash Forged Identification Papers Ring
Location: Miami and Trinidad
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
06-Oct-1950
2-28
Contact Marta Gelber and Smash
Sabotage
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
25-Nov-1950
2-32
Recover Paul Sarvich from Guerilla Camp
Location: Indo-China
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
02-Dec-1950 2-33
Dispel Alleged Overthrow Plot
Location: Sonoma, South America
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
09-Dec-1950 2-34
Smash Berlin Kidnapping Ring
Location: West Berlin, Germany
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
16-Dec-1950 2-35
Recover Missing Civil War Map
Location: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
30-Dec-1950 2-37
Intercept Dr. Korvel Before Opposition
Location: Risma, Eastern Europe
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
06-Jan-1951 2-38
Recover 'Operation Fish Hook' Data
Location: Haiti
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
13-Jan-1951 2-39
Find Missing Scientist Dr. Wieczek
Location: Madrid, Spain
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
20-Jan-1951 2-40
Recover Missing Arctic Warfare Report
Location: Quebec; Paris, France;
Istanbul
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
27-Jan-1951 2-41
Prevent Minority Party Revolution
Location: Cairo, Egypt
A Box Of Busted Bells
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
03-Feb-1951 2-42
Raiders on the Rubber Plantations
Location: Malaya
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
10-Feb-1951 2-43
Recover The Kroner Cutlass
Location: Eastern Europe
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
24-Feb-1951 23-45
Retrieve Data On Nazi Buzz Bombs
Location: The Bronx, London, Denmark
and Holland
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
03-Mar-1951 2-46
Prevent Disclosure of Compromised
Codes
Location: London, England
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping, wow
10-Mar-1951 2-47
Solve Your Own Murder
Location: Roquel, South America
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
24-Mar-1951 2-49
Recover Stolen Dynamite
Location: The Canal Zone, Panama
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Stacy
Harris, Mel Brown, Kaye Stewart, Byron
Kane, Don Diamond, Raymond Hartman
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
07-Apr-1951 2-51
Recover File 72, Seal Unbroken
Location: Ketnik, The Balkans
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Tony
Barrett, Paul Doboff, Raymond Burr,
Don Diamond
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
14-Apr-1951 2-52
Recover Stolen U.N. Documents
Location: The Middle East
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Jan Arvan,
Paul Doboff, Shep Makin, Wally Mayer,
Don Diamond
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
21-Apr-1951 2-53
Retrieve Gouczek from French Riviera
Location: French Riviera
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Betty Lou
Gerson, Don Diamond, Al Gerard, Lynne
Allen, Fritz Bell
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
28-Apr-1951 2-54
Smash Outlaw Propaganda Broadcasts
Location: The Balkans
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Paul Frees,
Shep Makin, Stacy Harris, Jean Bates, Tim
Graham, Don Diamond
written by Bob Ri fe(?) and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
04-May-1951 2-55
Find Rudolf Karpel
Location: Rotterdam, Holland
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Barbara
Wentworth, Tony Barrett, Virginia Gregg,
Sydney Miller, Barney Phillips
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
11-May-1951 2-56
Find Cause of Landsberg Epidemic
Location: Landsberg, Germany
Brian Donlevy
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
18-May-1951 2-57
Find Operation 'Hot Foot' Microbes
Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Paul Frees,
Herb Ellis, Jean Lakewood, Don Diamond
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
19-Jun-1951 2-58
Stop Suspicious Explosions
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
26-Jun-1951 2-59
Find Source of Suspect Dictation Cylinder
Location: Rome, Italy
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Tony
Barrett, Stacy Harris, Don Diamond,
Betty Lou Gerson, Lou Krugman,
Raymond Burr
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
03-Jul-1951 2-60
Did the Lobbyist Hartley Kill Borrego
Location: South America
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, William
Conrad, Betty Lou Gerson, Tony Barrett,
Paul Frees, Bill Johnson
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
10-Jul-1951 2-61
Stop 'Shanghai Lady' and the China Sea Smuggling
Location: Luzon, The Philippines
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Tony
Barrett, Paul Frees, Irene Winston, Paul
Duboff, Dean Taylor
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
10-Mar-1952
2-95
Find American Traitor Eli Bryant
Location: Australia
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Kaye
Stewart, Dan O'Herlihy, Don Morrison,
Ben Wright
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
25-Mar-1953
2-146
Find Antonina Aquirre
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
23:37, 5537, s
01-Apr-1953
2-147
Rescue Rick Perez from Caribbean Legion
Location: Puerto Montego, Venezuela
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
32:00, 13126, M
clipping
29-Apr-1953 2-151
Put An End To Anti-Submarine Base Sabotage
Location: Rabaul, New Guinea
Brian Donlevy, Herb Butterfield, Ben
Wright, Barbara Wentworth, Roy Irwin,
Paul Frees, Betty Lou Gerson
written by Bob Ryf and Adrian Gendot
produced and directed by Bill Karn
25:10, 5874, M

Australian Productions (1955)
Date Episode
Title Cast Parameters
18-Mar-1955
8
Return Boot Crab Treasure To Italians
Location: Naples, Italy
Lloyd Berrell,  [no other credits]
directed by Laurence H. Cecil
produced by Grace Gibson
27:50, 6526, M
clipping
29-04-1955 14 Smash Strategic Materials Leaks
Location: Rangoon, Burma;
Possible script from 53-01-21 of U.S. series]
Lloyd Berrell,  [no other credits]
directed by Laurence H. Cecil
produced by Grace Gibson
25:01, 5837, M
06-May-1955 15 Stop 'Operation Arrow' Leaks
Location: Marseilles to Villon, France
Lloyd Berrell,  [no other credits]
directed by Laurence H. Cecil
produced by Grace Gibson 
26:06, 6119, M
17-Oct-1955 43 Get Lenny Fenway Out of Tibet
[Location: Kashmir and Tibet;
Uses script from 53-04-15 of U.S. series]
Lloyd Berrell,  [no other credits]
directed by Laurence H. Cecil
produced by Grace Gibson 
26:18, 6168, M
24-Nov-1955 44 Rescue Rick Paret from Caribbean Legion
Location: Puerto Montego, Venezuela;
Uses script from 53-04-01 U.S. series
Lloyd Berrell,  [no other credits]
directed by Laurence H. Cecil
produced by Grace Gibson 
26:58, 6323, M
tinny
08-Dec-1955 46 Break Up Black Market Cartel
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Lloyd Berrell,  [no other credits]
directed by Laurence H. Cecil
produced by Grace Gibson 
28:05, 6584, M
tinny

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date Title Cast Parameters
       

 
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