A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
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1983  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Sidney Reilly (12 episodes, 1983)
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 Narrator (11 episodes, 1983)
Norman Rodway ...
 Cummings (10 episodes, 1983)
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 Dzerzhinsky (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Hill (6 episodes, 1983)
Jeananne Crowley ...
 Margaret (5 episodes, 1983)
Clive Merrison ...
 Savinkov (5 episodes, 1983)
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

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The epic adventures of Britain's greatest spy [DVD Australia] See more »


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5 September 1983 (UK)  »

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Reilly - As de espías  »

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Trivia

The series takes place from 1901 to 1925. See more »

Goofs

Nadia Massino did not marry Alfred Nobel - he died a bachelor in 1896 and according to the series, Reilly met her in the 20th century. Feliz Dzerzhinsky never met Reilly, and did not carry out the interrogation or execution. Reilly also was not connected with the forged letter that toppled the British government. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Fried: Live for the present, die for the future.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sinister Urge (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance
from "The Gadfly"
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
Theme music of the miniseries (opening and closing credits)
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Forget James Bond, this is the REAL DEAL
5 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would think that anyone who watches this series and then compares it to the last 10 years or so of James Bond films will easily be able to discern serious story telling from CGI cluttered inanity.

I was mesmerized by this series and IMMEDIATELY became a fan of Sam Neil.

The sets, the wardrobe, all first rate. The supporting cast, as is so often the case with these British entries, is superb.

The direction is better than on most big budget action films and really The best espionage story ever told.

While I did enjoy Sean Connery and the earliest of Bond films this is the real deal, and Sam Neil is, forever, the man who Ian Fleming called the real James Bond.

Leave it to the Brits to get it right.


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