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To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous "non-official cover" -- that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.


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Series cast summary:
 Jack Birdbath 8 episodes, 2015-2017
 Det. Lucie Prum-Waltzing / ... 8 episodes, 2017
 Ally O'Dhonaill 8 episodes, 2015-2017
 Mahtma El-Mashad 8 episodes, 2017
 Mikham Candahar 6 episodes, 2015-2017
 Gregory Gordon 6 episodes, 2017
 Kkyman Candahar 6 episodes, 2017
Sabina Zeynalova ...
 Sandrine Gernsback 5 episodes, 2017
 Det. Emile Mills / ... 5 episodes, 2017
 Edgar Barros / ... 5 episodes, 2015-2017
 Upscale Hotel Lobby guest / ... 5 episodes, 2017


John Tavner doesn't really fit in with his quirky colleagues at the industrial piping corporation where he works. They don't really know much about him, but what they don't realize is that his life has been anything but mundane. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, he has assumed a fake persona as an average businessman when in reality he is actually a highly skilled intelligence officer, who took the piping job because of the routine business trips to Luxembourg, and because the job is secluded and too dull to be noticed. Unfortunately for him a European cop is at his heels trying to discover who he is, his incessantly grim and nervous coworker Mr. Icabod has figured out that he isn't who he says, and Steven, a chubby employee with a recent brain injury, is starting to remember a horrible act which John may have inflicted. Written by Gasmaskproductionsbooks

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5 November 2015 (USA)  »

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The information on Candahar's UK Driving Licence shows his birthday as 12th August 1977 in the U.K., that he can drive a car (B+E), a small lorry (C1+E) and a small bus with a trailer (D1+E), a tractor (F), a sit-on mower (K), an electric vehicle (L), vehicles exempt from duty (N) and a moped (P). and his address as 11 St. Swithins Road, Jaywick Sands, Essex, CM1 1NG. The L category is shown twice, however. See more »


In the opening scene, the pipeline company executives grill the main character about his knowledge of pipelines. The head honcho mispronounces the type of weld he is asking about - a fillet weld - which is correctly pronounced "fill-it". See more »


John Tavner: I'm not really an engineer...
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A smart, funny and poignant update of the espionage genre.
16 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

PATRIOT is a welcome refuge for all of us scoundrels. Refreshing to see a witty drama laced with dark comedy that treats its audience like grownups. Its quirky take on espionage recalls Brecht's statement that "realism does not consist in reproducing reality but in showing how things really are." It's a highly entertaining mash up off gritty spy drama and heartwarming family drama that is at once both very real and absurdly surreal. Unique, multi-faceted characters, spare ironic dialog and sublimely twisted plot twists - this is a show for the gentle cynic in us all. Central to its conceit is the reality that these kinds of covert operations are more often tragic comedies of error rather than flawless, well-oil machines. And to call the central character a conflicted hero is an understatement to say the least. Hope to see more of this smart, funny series - much more.

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