Genre Espionage Thriller
Running time 30 minutes
Country United States
Languages English
Home station NBC ABC
Air dates May 18, 1942 to December 6, 1957
No. of episodes 800+ (72 in circulation)

Counterspy was an espionage drama series that aired on the NBC Blue Network (later the ABC) and Mutual from May 18, 1942 to November 29, 1957.

David Harding (Don MacLaughlin) was the chief of the United States Counterspies, a unit engaged during World War II in counterespionage against Japan's Black Dragon and Germany's Gestapo.

With spies still lurking in the post-war years, as well as the Communist threat, the adventures continued apace well after World War II ended.

Scriptwriters for the series included Milton J. Kramer, Emile C. Tepperman and Stanley Niss.


The radio drama was adapted to film as David Harding, Counterspy (1950) with Howard St. John in the title role.