Harry's Game (1982– )

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Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the ... See full summary »

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1982
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ray Lonnen ...
 Harry Brown (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Davidson (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Bannen (3 episodes, 1982)
Geoffrey Chater ...
 Col. George Frost (3 episodes, 1982)
Sean Caffrey ...
 Insp. Howard Rennie (3 episodes, 1982)
Derek Thompson ...
 Billy Downes (3 episodes, 1982)
Maggie Shevlin ...
 Mrs. Downes (3 episodes, 1982)
Gil Brailey ...
 Josephine Laverty (3 episodes, 1982)
Charles Lawson ...
 Seamus Duffryn (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Brigade Commander (3 episodes, 1982)
Sam Dale ...
 Billy's Driver (3 episodes, 1982)
Elizabeth Begley ...
 Mrs. Duncan (3 episodes, 1982)
Rita Howard ...
 Mrs. Duffryn / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Denys Hawthorne ...
 Minister of Defence (2 episodes, 1982)
Ray Armstrong ...
 Lt. Colonel (2 episodes, 1982)
Stephen Mallatratt ...
 Adjutant (2 episodes, 1982)
Christopher Whitehouse ...
 Frankie (2 episodes, 1982)
Linda Robson ...
 Theresa McCorrigan (2 episodes, 1982)
Rio Fanning ...
 Scrapyard Owner (2 episodes, 1982)
Ian Bleasdale ...
 Waiter (2 episodes, 1982)
Jonathan Young ...
 Brigade Officer / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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Storyline

Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the army hasn't been told he is being put in place, his wife is fed up with him and his job, and his one new friend, an Irish woman who falls for him will be consumed by his relentless search for the assassin. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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The game of death

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25 October 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Belfast Assassin  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The man whose car Harry hijacks at the end of the film (in order to pursue Downes) remains unnamed in the film and the viewer never finds out his profession, but in the novel he was a plastic sales representative. Thus, the credit for "sales representative" in the cast refers to him. See more »

Quotes

Harry Brown: He had to die. Don't you understand that?
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Soundtracks

Theme is performed by Clannad
(it can be found on the their record "Pastpresent")
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Trades on the credible story from Gerald Seymour
16 November 2013 | by (Hobart, Australia) – See all my reviews

I read the Seymour novel in the eighties and really enjoyed it then. It was remarkably potent and pithy, with immensely satisfying characters, plot and subplots all so well developed. Finding a copy of the DVD of the miniseries was an opportunity too good to miss. It's great television, and actually gains from the lack of big names, and from the austerity of the production and performances. Credible portrayals in the vein of "the professionals", and even "edge of darkness". To their credit the actors all give a degree of subtle authenticity to their roles that's commendable, and combined with the great plot, HG makes for evocative if nostalgic viewing, especially for enthusiasts of the genre, period or subject matter. Not flashy, but rewarding.


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