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 Henry Jay (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Anne Jay (4 episodes, 1982)
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 Harry Tomkins (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Mario (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Dino (3 episodes, 1982)
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Seminal BBC computer thriller.
12 October 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

One of the best things the BBC ever produced and still fondly remembered by thirtysomethings, this classic TV thriller pits mild-mannered computer programmer Henry Jay (the superb Richard Griffiths) against a malevolent conspiracy. The strengths in plot and characterisation remind one of Hitchcock's adage about ordinary people (Jay's hobby is stamp-collecting) in extraordinary circumstances. Music by Dave Greenslade of the eponymous Seventies Prog-Rockers (he went on to create the Pentateuch with fantasy artist Patrick Woodruffe). Michael Wearing went on to produce Edge of Darkness.


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