Sleepers (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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Jeremy Coward / ... (4 episodes, 1991)
 Albert Robinson / ... (4 episodes, 1991)
 Victor Chekhov (4 episodes, 1991)
 Andrei Zorin (4 episodes, 1991)
Joanna Kanska ...
 Maj. Nina Grishina (4 episodes, 1991)
Christopher Rozycki ...
 Oleg Petrovski (4 episodes, 1991)
Richard Huw ...
 Igor Kostov (4 episodes, 1991)
Alan David ...
 K1 (4 episodes, 1991)
William Chubb ...
 George Wetherby (4 episodes, 1991)
 Bill Sullivan (4 episodes, 1991)
 Karl Richfield (4 episodes, 1991)
Annie Hulley ...
 Sandra Robinson (4 episodes, 1991)
Candida Gubbins ...
 Alison (4 episodes, 1991)
Jane Nash ...
 Serena (4 episodes, 1991)
Tara Moohan ...
 Sharon Robinson (4 episodes, 1991)
 Elsie (3 episodes, 1991)
Andrzej Borkowski ...
 Doctor (3 episodes, 1991)
Ian Taylor ...
 Gary Robinson (3 episodes, 1991)
Spencer Ridgway ...
 Wayne Robinson (3 episodes, 1991)
Paul Maxwell ...
 Barrington Cabot (2 episodes, 1991)
James Smith ...
 Roger Stanley (2 episodes, 1991)
John Flanagan ...
 Bob Riley (2 episodes, 1991)
Andrew McCulloch ...
 Donald (2 episodes, 1991)
 Rev. David Bancroft (2 episodes, 1991)
Patrick Moore ...
 Policeman (2 episodes, 1991)


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 <>

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10 April 1991 (UK)  »

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(4 episodes)


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1.33 : 1
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Ironic Cold War Comedy
24 February 2003 | by (Livermore, CA) – See all my reviews

The most amusing mini-series about the end of the Cold War to be done in 20 years!

In 1966, an ambitious Soviet agent sends two sleepers (spies who infiltrate a country and do not act until they receive their activation code-word) to England on an undisclosed mission. Unbeknownst to the agents, their controller is imprisoned during an official purge, and they never receive their activation code! Now, 25 years later, the records of the mission have been unearthed but the agents are nowhere to be found--or, at least, that's the way they want it! One is a wealthy stockbroker, the other a married brewery worker with three children!

Perhaps the funniest scene is when the KGB agent-in-residence-in-London, Victor Chekhov (David Calder) is confiding in the situation to his British counterpart (William Chubb). Both men are mooning over how dull the spy world has become, compared to the past. "Yeah," says Chekhov, wistfully, "remember the Good Old Days?"

Bear in mind, this is not a slam-bang action series, but a touching human comedy. The sleeper agents are two men who until now have been happy with their lives. But now, with their buried pasts starting to catch up to them, they have to decide what to do. It's humorous, and at the same time ironic because it's really a story about how change comes to all things.

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