25th March, 1998 there was an article in the British newspaper The
Express (prompted by DMcC's appearance in March in Windy City) entitled 'The
McCallum Affair' by Jennifer Selway.
These are excerpts from it:
'If you wait long enough, everything comes round again - like flares. So it
was inevitable David McCallum would eventually get to play another Russian, as
he does in tonight's ITV drama March in Windy City, pitted against David
Jason, who plays Stephen March, a former MI6 operative brought out of
retirement. . . . . .
When Petrovsky [DMcC] speaks, all you have to do is close your eyes and you're
back in the headquarters of the United Network Command for Law Enforcement, as
Illya Kuryakin and Napoleon Solo receive another save-the-world briefing from
Mr Waverly. And you're, well, you're wearing your school uniform and a look of
rhapsodic devotion . . . . .
In the late 60s, the world was divided between sensitive pre-teen girls who
were deeply in love with Illya Kuryakin, and crass airheads who fancied
Napoleon Solo . . .
But those crazed girls are middle-aged now, and can pursue their quarry on the
McCallum website. There is also a fanzine called the McCallum Observer . . . .
So, for that authentic tenny-bopper experience, close your eyes tonight and
think of Russia.'