Drama series about the activities of British counter-intelligence agents based on a series of novels by Anthony Price.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Terence Stamp ...  David Audley 6 episodes, 1983
Carmen Du Sautoy ...  Faith Steerforth 6 episodes, 1983
Michael Culver ...  Nick Hannah 6 episodes, 1983
Robin Sachs ...  Hugh Roskill 6 episodes, 1983
John Horsley ...  Sir Alec Russell 3 episodes, 1983
Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ...  Theo Friesler 3 episodes, 1983
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Drama series about the activities of British counter-intelligence agents based on a series of novels by Anthony Price.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La mossa vincente See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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According to Terence Stamp, he did not want to work in television and only accepted this role because he needed the money. See more »

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Slow-paced, but deep and complex
12 September 2019 | by HalSpacejockSee all my reviews

I caught five episodes of this on first release, back in 1983, and it remains with me to this day.

I'm a huge fan of Terence Stamp, so that was a major plus, and I loved the complex machinations and layers of intrigue.

Until now I've had to rewatch the series in the three 'movie' versions, one of them on VHS, so it was great to be able to buy the DVD in the original 6-episode format.

Still one of my all-time favourites.


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