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
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
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
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
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Walter Chiari, Claire Dunne, Chips Rafferty
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
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
The Defenders (1961–1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A father and 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
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr Falke. Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks and every kind of ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Anthony Quayle, Anton Walbrook, Dennis Price
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
Fantasy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on the Bela Bartok opera, Bluebeard woos his women and then swiftly disposes of them.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Norman Foster, Ana Raquel Satre
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Complete series cast summary:
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
...
 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
...
 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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A quality series, apparently never re-shown;
17 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Every episode of this series featured top rank actors. It covered assorted aspects of spying and dirty tricks. The directors and writers were also prominent e.g. Hugh Williams. The episode 'The Frantic Rebel' featured Jill Bennet, Stanley Baxter, Donal Donelly, Roger Livesy and other well known names. The director was none less than Michael Powell. The ethos of the artists in the varied areas of production of the series was predominantly left wing yet plots demonstrated the methods of the K.G.B. Concurrent with the Kennedy assassination, was this, like the 'The Manchurian Candidate' a 'water muddying' exercise. The series vanished. Frank Sinatra allegedly sat on the performing rights of The Manchurian Candidate for 25 years!


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