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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1988  
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Cast

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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)
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 Chairman - Magistrate's Court (2 episodes, 1988)
Geff Francis ...
 Rastafarian (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Detective Fitzgerald (2 episodes, 1988)
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 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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A double agent discovers he's the fox that everyone is hunting

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Drama | Thriller

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M | See all certifications »
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29 March 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Nome de Código Kyril  »

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(VHS)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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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Asturias
Composed by Isaac Albéniz
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Excellent espionage thriller
23 March 2005 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Edward Woodward is in fine form as the dubious MI6 operative Michael Royston. With a great cast (including the late Denholm Elliot), this is a must see TV film from the late 1980s.

Not too packed with action scenes, but when it comes it is good. There is also a considerable amount of violence in this, making it a film for the faint hearted to avoid. The only slightly questionable thing is that all the Russians in central Moscow seem to be speaking English to one another - that aside, this is definitely worth watching and it is a British spy classic full of espionage and betrayal which sadly seems set to stay in the archives. Catch it if you can!


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