The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
Synopsis of TV Show
Spy shows were big business on television in the mid-60’s, including everything from imports like The Avengers to spoofs like Get Smart. Riding on the crest of this wave was The Man From U.N.C.L.E., a sort of American answer to the James Bond film series. The show's success with viewers prompted NBC to produce a spin-off with a twist. The new show was built around a female agent, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E..
Stefanie Powers starred as April Dancer, a young and resourceful female agent for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.). Organization head Alexander Waverly teamed April up with Mark Slate, an agent imported to U.N.C.L.E.’s New York offices from England. The duo’s mission was to fight anyone who endangered the world community, including a nefarious organization known as THRUSH.
Each week, the show followed April and Mark on a new mission. Like its parent show, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. gave each episode an "Affair" title—“The Carpathian Caper Affair” or “The Montori Device Affair,” for example. The plots were usually pretty out-there, often involving bizarre conspiracies and science-fiction elements. One of the more memorable episodes was “The Fountain of Youth Affair,” in which April and Mark had to do battle with a female cosmetics whiz who sold an age-retarding treatment to society wives and then blackmailed their rich husbands.
Unfortunately, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. did not take off like its brother series. Only 29 episodes were produced, telecast through April of 1967. NBC then continued to rerun episodes of the show through August of that year. Despite her short commission, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. is remembered by spy show fans for its unusual stories and also for providing an early role for Stefanie Powers, who later went on to star in the detective show favorite Hart To Hart.
Release History of Prime Time Show9/13/66 - 8/29/67 NBC
TV Sub Categoriesdrama
Television StudioMGM Television
TV CastApril Dancer Stefanie Powers
Mark Slate Noel Harrison
Alexander Waverly Leo G. Carroll
Randy Kovacs Randy Kirby