Bernard Samson (Sir Ian Holm) is a spy in the employ of S.I.S., London Central.
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 Bernard Samson 13 episodes, 1988
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 Dicky Cruyer 13 episodes, 1988
Michael Degen ...
 Werner Volkmann 12 episodes, 1988
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 Bret Renssalaer 12 episodes, 1988
Gail Harrison ...
 Tessa Kozinski 11 episodes, 1988
Frederick Treves ...
 Frank Harrington 10 episodes, 1988
Mel Martin ...
 Fiona Samson 10 episodes, 1988
Jamie Valder ...
 Billy Samson 10 episodes, 1988
Kirsten Valder ...
 Sally Samson 10 episodes, 1988
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 Gloria Kent 9 episodes, 1988
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 Erich Stinnes 7 episodes, 1988
Brigitte Karner ...
 Zena Volkmann 7 episodes, 1988
John Wheatley ...
 Julian McKenzie 7 episodes, 1988
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 George Kozinski 7 episodes, 1988
Alexei Jawdokimov ...
 Pavel Moskvin 6 episodes, 1988
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Bernard Samson is an aging British spy, who was once at the top of his game. He led his own spy team in East Germany from Berlin. Everything changed when he lost a team member and he's been blaming himself for it ever since. He now works behind the desk with a team of young highly educated spies, who've never seen a day of action. When evidence of a Russian mole within their ranks appear, he's asked once again to return to Berlin and use his experience and old contacts to help catch the traitor.

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Despite winning awards and being critically acclaimed in the UK, it was a ratings disaster. See more »

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It's amazing how frequently I think of this series
18 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with everyone who says that this series was the best of the 'spy' genre. My husband and I were captivated by it when it first aired in the US and watched every episode. I tried at that time to purchase the series (I did tape all of it) but was told by WGBH that it was not available. I even considered writing to Ian Holm to see if he might have a copy! Like others, I purchased and read the Deighton series (in part to understand the complicated plot.) If the original version ever comes available on DVD, I'll be among the first in line to snap up a copy. Ian Holm's portrayal of the vulnerable but courageous Bernard Samson was amazing. (He is always amazing.)


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