An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.
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Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Grenadier Guards Captain John Fellowes prepares for the Trooping the Colour ceremony and reminisces about his years at Sandhurst Military Academy as well as his family's dramatic life.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Daniel Massey, Raymond Massey, Robert Stephens
Night Ambush (1957)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, David Oxley
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Essentially a rerelease of Michael Powell's 'The Edge of the World' (1937), but with color book-ends in which director and actors revisit the island of Foula forty years later and talk about their experiences.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Michael Powell, John Laurie, Frankie Reidy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan
Gone to Earth (1950)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack
Blackout (1940)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie
Honeymoon (1959)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Australian famer Kit Kelly and his new bride Anna are driving through Europe when they help a stranded motorist. They discover he is Antonio, a famous dancer. Upon learning that Anna was a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Anthony Steel, Ludmilla Tchérina, Antonio
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran
The Defenders (1961–1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Walter Chiari, Claire Dunne, Chips Rafferty
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Victor Platt ...
 Airport Official / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Maxwell Shaw ...
 Albert / ... (2 episodes, 1963)
Alan Tilvern ...
 P'Eng Pat / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Gertan Klauber ...
 Innkeeper / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Kevin Brennan ...
 3rd Inspector / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ernst Walder ...
 Stasse / ... (2 episodes, 1964)
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 Doctor / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
David Healy ...
 American Sailor / ... (2 episodes, 1964)
Jan Conrad ...
 Chief Mechanic / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Madeleine Burgess ...
 2nd Woman in bar / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 Policeman / ... (2 episodes, 1964)
Sean Barry-Weske ...
 German Dog Handler / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
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An anthology series telling different and unrelated stories of espionage set in many countries and historical periods.

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2 October 1963 (USA)  »

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An underrated television series.
12 February 2002 | by (dundee) – See all my reviews

Quite an unusual television series for the time - a potpourri of individual dramas that were only linked by the fact that they were about spies and spying.

Some were fiction, but included interesting explorations of the theme. One, for example, was based on the British 'spies for peace' episode, in which anti-nuclear campaigners released details of government bunkers. The scripts were usually of a high quality.

Other programmes were about historical events. Although not strictly 'espionage', one dealt with the landing of Roger Casement in Ireland prior to the Easter Rising. Another was a recreation of the attempt of Dr. Johnson, no less, to thwart an American female spy in eighteenth century London!

It would be interesting to know if any of the episodes of this series survived.


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