An intelligence organization recruits civilian specialists for individual missions requiring their skills.


Glen A. Larson




1984   1983  




Complete series cast summary:
Rod Taylor ...  Mr. Lavender 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Kirstie Alley ...  Casey Collins 13 episodes, 1983-1984
Greg Evigan ...  Danny Doyle 13 episodes, 1983-1984


Each week there would be a new top-secret mission. The spy organization would bring in new operatives to accomplish specific tasks during the mission-of-the-week. Instead of highly-trained agents, they would find a civilian who was an expert in a field. For example, if the job involved somehow planting a bug in a persons house, they might employ a plumber who would be able to figure out how to get the bug in via water pipes). The episodes usually started with a briefing of the new spies, which helped the viewer figure out who could do what. Written by Dan Newcombe <>

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Standard compensation for the recruits on the missions was a year's wages. Two notable exceptions were in Masquerade: Girls for Sale (1983). Fifi Parker was offered her license back with a clean driving record in addition to the money and Steve Garvey volunteered because Lavender couldn't get the funding to match his salary. See more »


Mr Lavender: [Oepening line] The United States Government would like to invite you to spy with me
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Followed by Masquerade: Pilot (1983) See more »

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it was alright
13 May 2008 | by NonEgo1See all my reviews

I dunno.I kinda liked it. Tour Guides who conduct a little spook work on the side? Yeah, a lot of "Mission Impossible" type plots etc but still, for 1983, it was alright. Anyway I noticed Kirstie Alley straight off the bat with that sexy husky voice and she did at least have a waist in those days.

The guest stars which changed at each episode were usually well known TV personalities during the late 70's & early 80's, so it was nice to see them acting in different roles and settings without the sickly sweet sugar coating which glazed "The Love Boat" or "Hart to Hart"

Yeah and that song by Crystal Gayle....I can still recall the lyrics....

So yeah, lighten up everyone and give a little credit where it's due..."Masquerade" was alright!!!!!

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15 December 1983 (USA) See more »

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Operation: Maskerade See more »

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