Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of SIS, London Central.

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Series cast summary:
 Bernard Samson (13 episodes, 1988)
 Dicky Cruyer (13 episodes, 1988)
Michael Degen ...
 Werner Volkmann (12 episodes, 1988)
 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)
 Gloria Kent (9 episodes, 1988)
 Morgan (9 episodes, 1988)
 Erich Stinnes (7 episodes, 1988)
Brigitte Karner ...
 Zena Volkmann (7 episodes, 1988)
John Wheatley ...
 Julian McKenzie (7 episodes, 1988)
 George Kozinski (7 episodes, 1988)
Alexei Jawdokimov ...
 Pavel Moskvin (6 episodes, 1988)


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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Release Date:

3 October 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Juego, set y partido  »

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(12 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Despite winning awards and being acclaimed by the critics in the UK it was a ratings disaster. See more »

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My comments express my delight for this TV series and wish for it to be released on DVD
17 September 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This TV series is one of the most brilliant I ever seen. It compares, if not exceeds "Tinker Salior Soldier Spy" and "Smiley's People" (John Le Carre, please forgive me). To this day I do not understand why it has not been released on DVD or at least VHS, DVD would be preferable due to the skillful photography and editing. I would love to see this released.

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