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Release Date:
3 January 1988 (UK) See more »
DVD Playhouse: April 2010
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Excellent TV movie highlighting spy movements across inner German Border See more (2 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 33)

Kevin McNally ... Johnny Donoghue (3 episodes, 1988)
Bernard Hepton ... Henry Carter (3 episodes, 1988)

James Faulkner ... Charles Mawby (3 episodes, 1988)
Hans Caninenberg ... Professor Guttman (3 episodes, 1988)
Brigitte Karner ... Erica Guttman (3 episodes, 1988)
Stephan Meyer-Kohlhoff ... Willi Guttman (3 episodes, 1988)
Judy Holt ... Lizzie Forsyth (3 episodes, 1988)

Series Directed by
Ian Toynton (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Writing credits
Gerald Seymour (3 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
David Cunliffe .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1988)
Keith Richardson .... producer (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Original Music by
Mike Moran (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Pyrah (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Film Editing by
Paul Trevor Bale (3 episodes, 1988)
Brian Tomkins (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Production Design by
Mike Long (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Costume Design by
John Fraser (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Makeup Department
Pamela Fox .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Production Management
Wolfgang Bajorat .... production manager (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Mallinson .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Sound Department
Rod Lofthouse .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1988)

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UK:60 min (3 episodes)


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Excellent TV movie highlighting spy movements across inner German Border, 8 October 2002
Author: mikeutopia from Dartford, Kent, England

This was a marvellous 3 part TV movie (3 hours total) about an attempt to bring a Russian missile manufacturer to defect to the west. The plan goes horribly wrong and the spy sent to persuade him over has to take the old man and his daughter across country and through the east German border fence. I've never seen this on video or DVD and sadly it was only aired once back in the mid eighties. Would be worth checking out or a TV re-run if only to highlight what a dangerous thing it was to try and escape from east to west.

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