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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marjorie Yates ...
Geoffrey Beevers ...
Hugh Martin ...
Alan MacNaughtan ...
Christine Kavanagh ...
David McKail ...
Oscar Quitak ...
Michael Godley ...
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3 July 1988 (UK)  »

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The ending is very significantly different from the original novel. In the novel when Browne confronts him with the fake Swiss bank accounts, Perkins agrees to resign on grounds of ill health, and then goes into obscurity. See more »


The Public Servants - Fiennes: Helen Jarvis, formerly Helen Spence. She and her husband run an investment trust in the City.
The Public Servants - Browne: Strange company for Perkins.
The Public Servants - Fiennes: I gather it's an ideologically sound investment trust.
The Public Servants - Browne: What on Earth does that mean?
The Public Servants - Fiennes: Broadly speaking they don't invest money in anything that involves armaments or insecticides or paying low wages to black people.
The Public Servants - Browne: One wonders how they survive.
The Public Servants - Fiennes: Apparently there's a demand for pristime profit. All those people who read The Independent.
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