A secretive terrorist commits crimes to disrupt the peace process between the Irish and the Brits. Both sides want him dead. When he decides to assassinate the pope and blame it on the UK, only a musician with a secret past can stop him.
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 Liam Devline (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Fox (4 episodes, 1989)
Robert Lang ...
 Brigadier Charles Ferguson (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Thomas Kelly (4 episodes, 1989)
Valentina Yakunina ...
 Tanya Maslovskaya (4 episodes, 1989)
Arthur Brauss ...
 General Maslovsky (3 episodes, 1989)
David de Keyser ...
 Professor Cherny (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Davey (3 episodes, 1989)
Helen Rappaport ...
 Major Belova (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Sean Gallagher (3 episodes, 1989)
Hugo Conlon ...
 Irish newsreader (2 episodes, 1989)
Colum Convey ...
 Billy (2 episodes, 1989)
Tony Hawkins ...
 English newsreader (2 episodes, 1989)
Peter Majer ...
 Levin (2 episodes, 1989)
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 The Pope (2 episodes, 1989)
Catherine Rabett ...
 Jane Barclay (2 episodes, 1989)
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A secretive terrorist commits crimes to disrupt the peace process between the Irish and the Brits. Both sides want him dead. When he decides to assassinate the pope and blame it on the UK, only a musician with a secret past can stop him.

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A brilliant piece of English Drama. MAGNIFICENT !!
10 September 2000 | by (Arkansas, USA) – See all my reviews

Having seen this tv movie when it was first released over ten years ago, this still stays as one of the ten best movies I have ever seen. From the brilliant writing of Jack Higgins to the explosive performance of Robert Lindsay as the IRA terrorist, and with good solid supporting performances, most notably that of David Carradine, this is a not-to-be missed movie that should be on everyone's list to watch.


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