Home Television Drama Sentimental Agent, The

Sentimental Agent, The

1 9 6 3 (UK)
13 x 60 minute episodes

The Sentimental Agent was an ITV spin-off from a Man of the World episode of the same name, in which Carlos Varela, the owner of an import/export trading company in London (Mercury International) could often be found on the global trail of criminals.


6′ 2″ Argentinean-born actor Carlos Thompson, who starred as Varela, had already established himself in Hollywood after being ‘discovered’ by Yvonne de Carlo (The Munsters) before turning his back on a Hollywood lifestyle and moving to Switzerland, where he became one of the Continent’s most sought-after leading men.

Bert Kwouk (Cato in the Pink Panther movies) co-starred as Varela’s valet, Chin.

The series was produced at Shepperton Studios for ITC Worldwide. Guest stars included Diana Rigg, Annette Andre, Imogen Hassall, Suzanna Leigh, Sue Lloyd, Dennis Price and Patrick Troughton.

Carlos Varela 
Carlos Thompson

Bert Kwouk


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