|'The Most Special Agent'
and Sylvia Anderson
Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine has invented a machine known as the B.I.G. R.A.T. – Brain Impulse Galvanoscope Record And Transfer – which can transfer the brain patterns of any person into another using a mind-altering process and a special pair of glasses. After Mac shows the device to his friend, Sam Loover, it is not long before he is approached by Sam’s boss, Shane Weston, the director of the organisation W.I.N. - the World Intelligence Network. Shane explains to the professor how his nine year-old adopted son, Joe, can become W.I.N.’s most special agent, and describes a scenario in which Joe is given the brain patterns of a top Russian pilot and sent on a dangerous mission to steal a Soviet Mig 242 fighter plane...
Len Jones (Joe McClaine), Rupert Davies (Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine), Keith Alexander (Sam Loover / Director / Russian Pilot / Armoured Vehicle 1), David Healy (Shane Weston / Commander / Base 513), Gary Files (Red Leader / Manston Controller / John Woodburn / Farmer / Radio)
Directed by Desmond Saunders
Produced by David Lane
Executive Producer Reg Hill
Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson
UK (ATV Midlands):
September 29th, 1968
*Introducing Joe 'Joe 90' McClaine, Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine, Sam Loover and Shane Weston