Nick Thorne, a successful businessman whose company markets games, is pulled by his former partner Magnus into a game which appears far too real - The One Game.




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Series cast summary:
 Magnus (4 episodes, 1988)
 Nicholas Thorne (4 episodes, 1988)
Pippa Haywood ...
 Jenny Thorne (4 episodes, 1988)
Kate McKenzie ...
 Fay (4 episodes, 1988)
David Mallinson ...
 Tom Darke (4 episodes, 1988)
Elaine Ford ...
 Girl in White Dress (4 episodes, 1988)
 Lord Maine (3 episodes, 1988)
 The Conjuror (3 episodes, 1988)
 Gavin (2 episodes, 1988)
James Coyle ...
 The Beggar (2 episodes, 1988)
Mike Kemp ...
 The Comedian (2 episodes, 1988)
Chris Chering ...
 Punk 1 (2 episodes, 1988)
David English ...
 Chat Show Host (2 episodes, 1988)
Ian Halcrow ...
 Punk 2 (2 episodes, 1988)
Peter Sadler ...
 Security Guard (2 episodes, 1988)
Symond Lawes ...
 Punk 3 (2 episodes, 1988)
Gavin Watson ...
 Punk 4 (2 episodes, 1988)


Nick Thorne, a successful businessman whose company markets games, is pulled by his former partner Magnus into a game which appears far too real - The One Game.

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Some flaws, but still riveting
12 June 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this series when it first came out in 1988. For whatever reason, it seems never to have been repeated. It is highly enjoyable, despite many things happening that are implausible. The story involves a managing director of a successful games company being forced into playing a series of deadly games by someone from his past.'The Game' starring Michael Douglas is clearly copied from The One Game, though the makers of The Game never appear to have admitted it. The story and title are very similar: even the main character's name is similar! The One Game is darker takes itself a little more seriously than The Game. The One Game is very much of its time, and that has added to its attraction over the years, set during a period when computer games are beginning to eclipse traditional games. But as we see in the drama, there is still room for games don't play on a computer screen...

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