Amidst the thaw of glasnost, the Kremlin discovers that two Soviet agents, sent to England under deep cover in 1965, have been "lost." A beautiful and ambitious Russian agent, sent to ... See full summary »
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 Oleg Petrovski (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Igor Kostov (4 episodes, 1991)
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 George Wetherby (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Bill Sullivan (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Karl Richfield (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Sandra Robinson (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Alison (4 episodes, 1991)
Jane Nash ...
 Serena (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Sharon Robinson (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Elsie (3 episodes, 1991)
Andrzej Borkowski ...
 Doctor (3 episodes, 1991)
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 Gary Robinson (3 episodes, 1991)
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 Wayne Robinson (3 episodes, 1991)
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 Barrington Cabot (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Roger Stanley (2 episodes, 1991)
John Flanagan ...
 Bob Riley (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Donald (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Rev. David Bancroft (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Policeman (2 episodes, 1991)
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Amidst the thaw of glasnost, the Kremlin discovers that two Soviet agents, sent to England under deep cover in 1965, have been "lost." A beautiful and ambitious Russian agent, sent to London to track them down, becomes embroiled in a tangle of CIA, KGB and MI-5 plots and counter-plots as the two lost agents, now utterly assimilated, try to avoid detection. Written by Karen Green <klg19@columbia.edu>

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A definite keeper: good thing I had the VCR running!
2 August 2002 | by (Cary, NC) – See all my reviews

More than a decade after its first airing on "Masterpiece Theatre," I still pull out my copy of "Sleepers" to watch once a year or so.

"Sleepers" has it all: wonderfully witty, satiric commentary on post-Cold War politics; superb acting by Nigel Havers & Warren Clarke & Company, in turns farcical, funny, & poignant; a script that pokes fun at the Yanks, the Brits, the Soviets, & all of our cultures simultaneously. It's a travesty that it's never surfaced on video or DVD, & that it got a mere passing mention in the recent "Masterpiece Theatre" anniversary book. "Sleepers" is one of the finest, & unfortunately most overlooked, installments of the "Masterpiece Theatre" series.

Now if you'll excuse me, Episodes 3 & 4 are cued up in the VCR & awaiting my return to the sofa....


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