Drama set in an nightmarish "1984"-style future, where government bureaucracy has run riot.
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 Jim Kyle (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert Lang ...
 Herbert Skardon (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Dave Brett (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Hardwick ...
 Faceless (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Delly Lomas (8 episodes, 1977)
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 Lynn Blake (8 episodes, 1978)
Yvonne Mitchell ...
 Kate Smith (7 episodes, 1978)
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Great Britain, 1990. The population is now governed by an increasingly corrupt bureaucracy headed by the Home Secretary and backed by the tyrannical Public Control Department (PCD), who have done away with the rights of the individual and maintain control through ID cards, rationing, censorship and electronic/audio/physical surveillance. Free speech is forbidden. The rule of law no longer protects the weak and defenseless. Emigration is impossible. But escape is not, thanks to rebels like Jim Kyle (Edward Woodward), a journalist and secret dissident who battles the forces of the Establishment, but constantly faces imprisonment or death (or worse) at the hands of the PCD and its ruthless controller Herbert Skardon. Written by van_whistler@hotmail.co.uk

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A Brilliant Use of Current Law in a 1984 scenario
8 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this. So much that I found the book.

All the laws that were used to make a Police State were on the Statute Book.

Most probably still are! Things like printed matter having to have a Printed and Published by. Which allowed the authorities to suppress dissidents.

They even got the Car Licence Plates right. That was lucky as, as far as I know, the change had not been decided on at that time!

I saw it on TV at the time and would love to see it again.

I think of this as Edwood Woodwards best post-Callan part.


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