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Game, Set, and Match 

Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of S.I.S., London Central.




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Series cast summary:
Ian Holm ...  Bernard Samson 13 episodes, 1988
Michael Culver ...  Dicky Cruyer 13 episodes, 1988
Michael Degen Michael Degen ...  Werner Volkmann 12 episodes, 1988
Anthony Bate ...  Bret Renssalaer 12 episodes, 1988
Gail Harrison Gail Harrison ...  Tessa Kozinski 11 episodes, 1988
Frederick Treves ...  Frank Harrington 10 episodes, 1988
Mel Martin ...  Fiona Samson 10 episodes, 1988
Jamie Valder Jamie Valder ...  Billy Samson 10 episodes, 1988
Kirsten Valder Kirsten Valder ...  Sally Samson 10 episodes, 1988
Amanda Donohoe ...  Gloria Kent 9 episodes, 1988
Struan Rodger ...  Morgan 9 episodes, 1988
Gottfried John ...  Erich Stinnes 7 episodes, 1988
Brigitte Karner ...  Zena Volkmann 7 episodes, 1988
John Wheatley John Wheatley ...  Julian McKenzie 7 episodes, 1988
Gary Whelan ...  George Kozinski 7 episodes, 1988
Alexei Jawdokimov Alexei Jawdokimov ...  Pavel Moskvin 6 episodes, 1988
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Bernard Samson is an aging British spy, who was once at the top of his game. He led his own spy team in East Germany from Berlin. Everything changed when he lost a team member and he's been blaming himself for it ever since. He now works behind the desk with a team of young highly educated spies, who've never seen a day of action. When evidence of a Russian mole within their ranks appear, he's asked once again to return to Berlin and use his experience and old contacts to help catch the traitor.

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Game set match DVD
19 July 2011 | by hillaryathomeSee all my reviews

I have a friend who has all 7 DVDs of it. It was made in Australia from Tapes of the series. I understand it took many months to compile it all But I saw it and it was great. So nice to see it after so many Years. They did change the plot - that's why Deighten was so unhappy with it, Even though it was beautifully done. Ian Holm was born to play Bernard Sampson I don't know if there's any interest in obtaining the DVDs but they do exist Something this good just can't disappear. Call me sentimental-I miss the cold war Simply because I love the books. So, if anyone is interested in getting a copy let me know and I'll Forward request to my friend. He doesn't want to do anything illegal, He just loves Deighten

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Release Date:

3 October 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Juego, set y partido See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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(12 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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