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is a Canadian
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television drama series, first aired in 1986.
- Winston Rekert
Winston Rekert is a Canadian actor from Vancouver, British Columbia. He won 2 Gemini Awards, one for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series for the TV Series: Blue Murder in 2003 and one for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Continuing Dramatic Role for the TV Series...
as V.H. (Virgil Homer) Adderly
- Jonathan Welsh
Jonathan Welsh was a veteran Canadian actor of stage, television and film, best known for his principal roles in Canadian television series, notably the 1986–1989 adventure comedy Adderly and the 1989–1994 journalism drama E.N.G.On E.N.G., Welsh portrayed Eric "Mac" MacFarlane, one of the first...
as Melville Greenspan
- Dixie Seatle as Mona Ellerby
- Ken Pogue
Ken Pogue is a Canadian actor.He is married to the actress Diana Barrington. His first motion picture role in 1973 was in The Neptune Factor. He almost drowned in SCUBA gear. He worked at the Stratford Festival and St. Lawrence Centre in the 1960s through 1980s before moving to television and film...
as Major Jonathan B. Clack
V.H. Adderly (Rekert) is a secret agent for an organization known as the I.S.I (International Security and Intelligence). While on a mission in East Germany, Adderly lost the use of his left hand when an enemy agent, Victor Barinov, crushed it with a medieval mace during an interrogation. Not considered useful any longer by the powers that be, Adderly was reassigned to Miscellaneous Affairs, where he regularly went above and beyond his mundane duties to uncover dread plots that the larger organization overlooked.
Miscellaneous Affairs is run by the prissy but lovable Melville Greenspan (Welsh), a man totally devoted to his bureaucracy and unwilling to allow Adderly the freedom to pursue his outside interests. The only other staff member is Mona Ellerby (Seatle). Mona is the obviously over-qualified secretary to Greenspan, addicted to adventure and romance novels. Greenspan's superior is Major Jonathan B. Clack (Pogue). Major Clack is in charge of the I.S.I. as a whole, and is the only person who could have Adderly reassigned to active field operations.
Through the course of the 44-episode run, Adderly repeatedly demonstrated his ability to perform the duties of an active field agent, frequently saving the life of Major Clack himself. Unfortunately for Adderly, all he did was confirm to Clack that he was an important asset at his current post.
aired from September 1986 through May 1987 (its first season) in the 11:30pm CBS Late Night
slot on the CBS
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network. For the second season (beginning in August 1987), the show's popularity prompted CBS to run episodes in prime time, but there was little promotion and the show didn't do well in the ratings. CBS moved the show back to the 11:30pm time slot in September 1987 where it remained until the series ended.