A tense tale of Cold War espionage and betrayal. A Russian agent enters England to force a hidden British agent high in the KGB to reveal himself.
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 Michael Royston (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Kyril (4 episodes, 1988)
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 'C' (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Sculby (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Stanov (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Povin (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Peter Jackson (4 episodes, 1988)
Tor Stokke ...
 Yevchenko (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Loshkevoi (3 episodes, 1988)
Espen Skjønberg ...
 Michaelov (3 episodes, 1988)
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 Stolynovitch (3 episodes, 1988)
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 Carter (3 episodes, 1988)
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 Evans (3 episodes, 1988)
Catherine Neilson ...
 Emma (2 episodes, 1988)
Charles Simon ...
 Trumper (2 episodes, 1988)
Terence Harvey ...
 Chairman - Magistrate's Court (2 episodes, 1988)
Geff Francis ...
 Rastafarian (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Detective Fitzgerald (2 episodes, 1988)
Anthony Carrick ...
 Head of Staff (2 episodes, 1988)
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A tense tale of Cold War espionage and betrayal. A Russian agent enters England to force a hidden British agent high in the KGB to reveal himself. Written by <bruce.bozarth@worldnet.att.net>

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29 March 1988 (UK)  »

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Edward Woodward suffered a heart attack towards the end of filming. Woodward believed it was caused by his grueling schedule of working on The Equalizer (1985) and this series back-to-back. Woodward was written out of one scene and stand-ins were used in some scenes. See more »

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Intriguing and enjoyable espionage fare -- now out on full-length DVD
6 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ian Charleson is a sympathetic but savvy Russian spy, sent to London at his own peril in order to smoke out a traitor within the KGB ranks. Edward Woodward (famous as "The Equalizer") is the British cat who most wants to catch this mouse. But Kyril is in peril from his own countrymen, too -- from people like Povin (Denholm Elliot), an unassuming but nervous KGB operative who doesn't know exactly what Kyril may be up to.

The cast is absolutely all-star, with the greats you've seen do other fine stuff in British film and television. Besides Charleson, Woodward, and Elliot, lead roles are also filled by Joss Ackland, Richard E. Grant, John McEnery, Peter Vaughn, James Laurenson, and Hugh Fraser.

Recommended for anyone interested in intriguing spy stories, and well-made films. The plot will keep you guessing and figuring things out right up till the very end.

This intriguing short miniseries was released on Region 2 DVD in its full-length 210-minute form in 2010 by Network DVD -- check the internet or Amazon UK. Highly recommended.


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