Neil Burnside wants to plant a sleeper agent, Anna Wiseman, in the USSR but doesn't want to tell the Deputy Chief Matthew Peele, her actual mission. Peele isn't prepared to sanction the mission, so Burnside decides to go ahead with the mission unofficially. The real mission is to embarrass the USSR on its human rights record and Burnside decides that the best way to do so is to create maximum publicity. Written by
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Willie jokes to Mike, "You ought to go into politics." Mike is played by Michael Cashman, who was later elected to the European Parliament and is now in the House of Lords. See more
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