Season 1 Episode 8

The Whistling Shrimp

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 20, 1963 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In addition to having been made in America and not Britain, like all the other segments, this episode features end-credits which appear in an upward crawl (like those of Brodkin's earlier series "The Defenders" and "The Nurses") rather than as separate cards, as in other instalments. Also, although Malcolm Arnold's theme music is heard over the credits at both beginning and end, it is here uncredited, untypically.

    • Televised in Britain on Saturday, December 21st, 1963.

    • Although every episode of "Espionage" ends with a credit reading "A Herbert Brodkin Production", this is the only episode where Brodkin is personally credited as the producer.

  • Quotes

    • Owen Rutledge: I'm sorry I'm not the symbol you thought I was, Ed. But then, this isn't the world you think it is, either.

  • Notes

    • The joking reference made by the Larry Gates character to "when the shrimp begins to whistle" - i.e., when something impossible happens - derives from a famous (or infamous) remark made by the then premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khruschev.

    • This was the only episode of the series to be filmed in the United States rather than Britain.

  • Allusions