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Episode Guide

    • Heir Apparent
      Heir Apparent
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      2/12/69
      9.8
      Following Hunter's death, Meres and Callan must fetch the new section head from East Germany.
    • Suddenly – At Home
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      5/20/70
      9.8
      Callan and Cross are assigned to protect a woman, but Callan becomes involved with her.
    • God Help Your Friends
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      6/3/70
      9.7
      Callan delves into his bag of dirty tricks to disrupt a romance between a government worker and a suspected spy.
    • Breakout
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      6/10/70
      9.7
      Callan and Cross must break a Russian spy out of prison and kill him.
    • The Little Bits and Pieces of Love
      1/29/69
      9.5
      Callan must use the wife of a rocket scientist as bait to lure the same scientist to Britain.
    • Call Me Enemy The Richmond File
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      5/10/72
      9.5
      Callan takes a defecting Russian spy, Richmond, to an isolated country house for debriefing. With just the two of them together they begin a battle of wills, manipulating with sly taunts and lies to gain power over each other. Richmond says he wants to disappear from his KGB masters but Callan thinks he is there for a big operation. Although there may be a traitor in Section, it's only when Meres arrives unexpectedly that Callan considers someone wants them both dead.moreless
    • Act of Kindness
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      5/27/70
      9.5
      Callan helps a sleazy former agent out of a blackmail trap and manages to squeeze in a little war gaming on the side.
    • Summoned to Appear
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      4/15/70
      9.4
      When Cross kills an innocent bystander it's up to Callan to cover for him, but even he cannot decide if it was an accident or murder.
    • The Worst Soldier I Ever Saw
      The Worst Soldier I Ever Saw
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      4/2/69
      9.4
      Security wants a retired brigadier of the British army to be stopped from accepting a job offer from a sultan, and deadly force is requested.
    • The Most Promising Girl of Her Year
      1/15/69
      9.3
      Callan must prove that a young biochemist is not giving information to the East.
    • A Village Called 'G'
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      5/13/70
      9.3
      Hunter's secretary, Liz, is out for someone's blood - and it's personal. Secretaries should do what they do best and leave the killing to Callan. And Cross, at a pinch.
    • Let's Kill Everybody
      Let's Kill Everybody
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      2/5/69
      9.3
      A freelance German mercenary organisation who specialise in eliminating foreign security units have their sights set on the Section.
    • Nice People Die at Home
      Nice People Die at Home
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      4/9/69
      9.2
      Callan brings confusion into a Russian spy network.
    • If He Can, So Could I
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      3/29/72
      9.2
      Dr. Snell thinks Cross is cracking up and Callan is desperate to prove him wrong at almost any cost. Even if it means losing his place as Hunter?
    • A Magnum for Schneider
      Hunter, head of the Section, requires the services of his best operative, David Callan. Callan had been 'retired' from the service due to his growing conscience, disrespect for orders, and concerns about the people he was ordered to eliminate. Callan now working as a bookkeeper, a job he despises, is offered to be reinstated into the Section if he kills Schneider, an international arms dealer.moreless
    • The Contract
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      5/3/72
      9.0
      Callan poses as a gunman-for-hire in order to prevent an assassination of a visiting Field Marshall.
    • The Good Ones Are All Dead
      The Good Ones Are All Dead
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      7/8/67
      9.0
      Under threat of being placed in a red file, Callan is coerced into helping the Section hand over an ex-SS officer, Strauss, to the Israelis.
    • Amos Green Must Live
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      6/24/70
      9.0
      A parliamentary candidate receives a death threat.
    • The Same Trick Twice
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      4/22/70
      9.0
      An exchange of captured agents with the Soviets goes sour.
    • Death of a Hunter
      Death of a Hunter
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      4/16/69
      8.9
      Callan is brainwashed into believing that Hunter is the leak in the Section and that he has also killed Lonely and framed Callan for murder.
    • The Carrier
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      4/26/72
      8.9
      Callan and Lonely break into a altruistic government scientist's house to copy the plans he intends to give the Russians, but Lonely can't resist stealing something unimportant - which jeopardises the whole mission.
    • Charlie Says It's Goodbye
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      4/12/72
      8.9
      Callan tries to quit the Section when a girl he is seeing takes a dislike to his job, and a senior civil servant tries to defect to the east — or is he just a pawn?
    • First Refusal
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      3/15/72
      8.9
      Callan has become the new Hunter and his first job is to retrieve a list of British undercover agents before they are sold to the KGB.
    • Call Me Sir!
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      3/8/72
      8.9
      When the KGB gave Callan back to Britain they mistakenly thought he was an important operative. To hide their mistake they may want to eliminate Callan… and Lonely could be part of a trap.
    • I Never Wanted the Job
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      4/19/72
      8.9
      Lonely becomes the unlucky witness to a mob hit an unwittingly involves Callan and the Section, at a time when Hunter is considering Lonely's future - and if he should have one.
    • A Man Like Me
      A Man Like Me
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      4/24/72
      8.8
      Callan tracks down Richmond, who is trying to leave Britain.
    • Do You Recognise the Woman?
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      5/17/72
      8.8
      Richmond, a top enemy defector, reveals his true purpose.
    • That'll Be the Day
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      3/1/72
      8.7
      Callan is dead. Or so the KGB — and his 'friends' — would have you think.
    • Where Else Could I Go?
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      4/8/70
      8.6
      The new Hunter cannot decide whether Callan is to return to the Section or not.
    • None of Your Business
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      4/5/72
      8.6
      Callan is fired as Hunter and put on 'special leave', but his plans to go on holiday are thwarted by his lack of passport. While he tries to solve his own problems a new Hunter must be found, and Meres has a case to investigate.
    • Rules of the Game
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      3/22/72
      8.4
      Callan orders Cross to terrorise an innocent Russian family for political reasons. Cross does enjoy his work - usually.
    • Wet Job
      Wet Job
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/2/81
      6.5
      It's 10 years after Callan retired, and he runs a shop selling military toys and memorabilia. But the Section ropes him back in for one last job.
    • The Running Dog
      The Running Dog
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      3/26/69
      0.0
      Callan must stop fascist agitators from killing the Chinese Ambassador.
    • You Should Have Got Here Sooner
      You Should Have Got Here Sooner
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      8/12/67
      0.0
      Somebody beats Lonely up. When Callan finds out who it was, he turns the tables on Hunter.
    • But He's a Lord, Mr. Callan
      But He's a Lord, Mr. Callan
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      8/5/67
      0.0
      Hunter wants Callan to stop a blackmailing peer from selling the negatives used to all and sundry.
    • Goodness Burns Too Bright
      Goodness Burns Too Bright
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      7/29/67
      0.0
      Callan is lured into going to Berlin, where Hunter wants to use him as a sacrificial lamb to facilitate the planting of a British mole.
    • The Death of Robert E. Lee
      The Death of Robert E. Lee
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      7/22/67
      0.0
      Two CIA agents request the help of Hunter's Section in killing a Chinese agent, who has been trading in nuclear secrets. But his real mission in England is to kill Hunter.
    • Goodbye, Nobby Clarke
      Goodbye, Nobby Clarke
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      7/15/67
      0.0
      Callan must stop an old friend, Clarke, from going back to Africa, where he was training mercenaries, or else Hunter will have Clarke killed.
    • Red Knight, White Knight
      Red Knight, White Knight
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      1/8/69
      0.0
      The Section's new Hunter has Callan pulled from the field.
    • You're Under Starter's Orders
      You're Under Starter's Orders
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      1/22/69
      0.0
      Callan apparently turns renegade, but this is a ruse to trap the head of a pipeline used to smuggle foreign agents and defectors out of the country.
    • Once a Big Man, Always a Big Man
      Once a Big Man, Always a Big Man
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      3/19/69
      0.0
      Callan and Meres must secure the safe of a ship sunk during World War Two that contains a list of Third Reich collaborators and puppets. A survivor of the ship tries to stop them.
    • Jack-on-Top
      Jack-on-Top
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      3/12/69
      0.0
      Callan and Meres must catch the controller of a ring of spies before he can leave the country with the information the ring has gathered.
    • Death of a Friend
      Death of a Friend
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      3/5/69
      0.0
      The French O.A.S. carry an internal war into England. Callan and Meres must sort out the mess.
    • Blackmailers Should Be Discouraged
      2/26/69
      0.0
      Callan investigates the past of an influential politician.
    • Land of Light and Peace
      Land of Light and Peace
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      2/19/69
      0.0
      Callan must retrieve a microfilm from a spying medium.
    • The Richmond File: A Man Like Me
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      5/24/72
      0.0
      Still on the loose, Richmond activates a sleeper agent and seeks refuge in the man's home. Meanwhile, Hunter has marshaled all of the section's resources to find the Russian and flush him out.