A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
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1983  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sidney Reilly 12 episodes, 1983
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 Narrator 11 episodes, 1983
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 Cummings 10 episodes, 1983
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 Dzerzhinsky 6 episodes, 1983
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Jeananne Crowley ...
 Margaret 5 episodes, 1983
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 Savinkov 5 episodes, 1983
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

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The amazing true story of the world's first international super spy [DVD] See more »


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5 September 1983 (UK)  »

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Reilly - As de espías  »

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(12 parts) | (DVD)

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Trivia

The series takes place from 1901 to 1925. See more »

Goofs

Nadia Massino did not marry Alfred Nobel - he died a bachelor in 1896 and according to the series, Reilly met her in the 20th century. Feliz Dzerzhinsky never met Reilly, and did not carry out the interrogation or execution. Reilly also was not connected with the forged letter that toppled the British government. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Fried: Live for the present, die for the future.
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Connections

Referenced in Inside 'The Living Daylights' (2000) See more »

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Romance
from "The Gadfly"
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
Theme music of the miniseries (opening and closing credits)
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One of the best BBC/PBS productions ever.
12 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

A great true story (no Oliver Stone hacking) about a sinister British super spy and how he almost singlehandedly brought down the Bolshevik revolution. Ian Fleming was once asked who James Bond was based on, he replied "but Reilly of course".


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