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The series takes place from 1901 to 1925. See more »
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 »
Live for the present, die for the future.
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The tone for each episode is the moving music at the black and white photos at the start. Obviously the stories are not totally accurate but Sidney Reilly must have been a very interesting person. Regardless of his motives, the series shows him to both clever, brave and resourceful. Sam Neil is excellent as always and he is well supported by a cast of well known actors including the wonderful Leo McKern. The stories are never far fetched always easy to understand. each episode also starts with a date, place and a brief explanation of what is happening. I want to tape the whole series but I usually fail to notice it until it is halfway through.
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