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Secret Agent K-7 - Old Time Radio adventure - 1939 - 69 episodes - Instant Download

Secret Agent K-7 - Old Time Radio adventure - 1939 - 69 episodes - Instant Download

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SECRET AGENT K-7 OLD TIME RADIO

1939

69 EPISODES


Before there was James Bond, before the Man Called X, and before Steve Mitchell took on a single Dangerous Assignment, there was Agent K-7.

Secret Agent K-7 began on the radio in 1932 and made the leap into movies with Special Agent K-7. The original K-7 radio series is lost, but in 1939, a new transcribed syndicated series launched called, Secret Agent K-7 Returns .

Secret Agent K-7 Returns was a series of seventy-eight fifteen minute spy stories. Secret Agent K-7 didn’t take part in most adventures. Rather, he introduced the stories of what other agents did. In early episodes, Secret Agent K-7 offered the stories as cautionary tales as what aggressor powers were doing to undermine piece. K-7’s role in the story was to explain how the preceding story had been a cautionary tale about what spies were doing to undermine world peace. He would also speak out against the dangers that spies posed to peace, and sought to discourage people from becoming involved in espionage with the same fervor as 1980s anti-drug campaigns. In later episodes, K-7 took a more active role, handing out assignments to the three agents who starred in the program and occasionally showing up to help with the capture of a bad guy. Perhaps, my biggest complaint with K-7 is that the voice acting was totally miscast. K-7 was supposed an international man of mystery and intrigue. Yet, the actor sounded more like a kindly high school principal.

Beyond K-7, the series featured three secret agents who rotated: B-9, Z, and M with their assistants Rita Drake, Yvonne Durrell, and Patricia Norwood. While different actors played each role, in reality the three pairings were indistinguishable from each other, with each agent and each assistant be about the same. Of course, there was good reason for this: these were fifteen minute programs. There were quite a few fifteen minute self-contained mystery and adventure shows and they survived by cutting all the fluff and providing pure mystery and adventure.

The producers did a good job of creating a series of informative and exciting episodes in which K-7’s agents have to break up several plans to undermine world peace including sabotage, blackmail, assassination, border violations, and more. The shows are well-paced and exciting. The lady assistants while staying in the background have several shining in the course of the series that require them to be involved in gun play, fighting, and thinking on their feet.

Beyond the entertainment value of the show, it has immense historical interest as well. The show was created against the rise of Hitler and the start of World War II in Europe. The show, like many productions of the time tries to subtly warn America of the danger of Hitler by not naming Germany as the obvious state behind the no good actions, but also having the villain speaking with a German accent. One particularly moving episode had agents dispatched to investigate whether a nation that was beaten in the last war wanted another one. The secret agents spoke to several people who were war weary and wanted peace, but were afraid to speak up.

Secret Agent K-7 ’s focus on peace also was reflect of America war-weariness. Americans had lost 100,000 troops in fighting the first World War and wanted little more than peace and trade. Unfortunately, a much longer, harder war was on its way, and wishes for peace wouldn’t stop it.

This downladable zip file contains these 69 episodes:

Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (01) Border Violations.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (02) Poisonous Gas.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (03) Information Peddler.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (04) Narcotics Peddlers.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (05) Sabotage in Industry.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (06) Fortified Borders.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (07) Blood and Steel Society.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (08) Illegal Use of Radio.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (09) Coast Defense Secrets.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (10) Suicide Ships.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (11) War Supplies.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (12) Revolution.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (13) Military Secrets Leaked.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (14) Undesirable Aliens.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (15) High Speed Bomber.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (16) Master Spy.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (17) Gold Shipments.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (18) Storm Cloud.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (19) Apparent Civil War.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (20) Air Defenses.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (21) Thermite Bombs.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (22) Fleet Movements.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (23) Foodstuffs.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (24) Secret Police.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (25) Aeroplane Order.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (26) Innocent Citizens Used.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (27) Bombing Planes.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (28) Embassy Master Spy.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (29) Shipyards.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (30) Colonial Uprising.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (31) World Crisis.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (32) Government Overthrow.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (33) Refugees.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (34) Fraudulent Passports.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (35) Information for the Premier.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (36) Secrets Leaked.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (37) Code Book Stolen.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (38) Carl Frakenburg.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (39) Machine Gun Plans.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (40) Wholesale Murder.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (41) Anti-Aircraft Gun.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (42) Agent Z Disappears.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (43) Counterfeiters.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (44) Vapor Gas.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (45) Aeroplane Factory.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (46) Defense Plans.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (47) Ultimatum.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (48) City of Intrigue.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (49) Firing Squad.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (50) Narcotics Smuggled.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (51) Aeroplane Plans.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (52) Delivery of Papers.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (53) Government Overthrow.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (54) Agent Missing.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (55) Military Information Stolen.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (56) Oriental Spy (1).mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (57) Oriental Spy (2).mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (58) Favor Returned.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (59) Inventor Missing.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (60) Known Spy - Repeat of 38.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (61) Foreign Agent.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (62) Letter Box Agent.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (63) Military and Diplomatic Secrets.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (64) Blonde Spy.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (65) Defense Programs.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (66) Spy Returns.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (67) Stolen Maps.mp3
Secret Agent K7 39-xx-xx (68) Far East Mission.mp3
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