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A British diplomat is arrested on charges of working with Russian mafia. After death threats to his wife, they are taken into protective custody. Then the MI6 shows up with a new piece of the puzzle.

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Peter Andrikidis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dougray Scott ... Ian Porter
Rachael Blake ... Det. Chief Insp. Julie Hales
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ... Mark Wilson
Richard Roxburgh ... Charles Van Koors
Claire Forlani ... Pippa Porter
Don Hany ... Sergei Krousov
Elan Zavelsky Elan Zavelsky ... Nikolai Krousov
Jonny Pasvolsky ... Antonio Morelli
Tony Martin ... Bill Murray
Socratis Otto ... Shannon Cross
Stephen Curry ... Det. Sgt. Neil Trent
Alex Menglet Alex Menglet ... Dimitri
Shane Briant ... Winston Beale
Costa Ronin ... Vladimir
Alin Sumarwata ... Yasmin Van Koors
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A British diplomat is arrested on charges of working with Russian mafia. After death threats to his wife, they are taken into protective custody. Then the MI6 shows up with a new piece of the puzzle.

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An explosive case of international espionage.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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El diplomático See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Charles Van Koors: You're not going to throw away all our work.
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Worth witnessing
18 January 2009 | by edward wilgarSee all my reviews

"False Witness" is an enjoyable enough espionage mini-series which easily kept me watching for more than three hours in two sessions on Australian cable TV on the second weekend in January 2009 in what was claimed to be a "World Premiere". There's probably very little in it that you haven't seen before though the degree of culpability of the main character Ian Porter (Dougray Scott) had me guessing for a long time.

I thought this was a co-production between Australian pay-TV company Foxtel and British TV (BBC?) but apparently it's all-Aussie. The action takes place in London and Sydney and in case you're not sure where we are, every time the location changes we start with a shot of Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Big Ben etc or alternatively Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Opera House. (Incidentally, according to "False Witness" every resident of Sydney has a harbor view).

Real-life couple Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani are a great-looking pair, Clare especially is a stunning-looking young woman. Unfortunately on this evidence Dougray is something of a sleepwalker.

I don't think I need to explain the plot again as Venus Attack has covered it well but I suspect the couple whose marriage fails after they lose a child in an accident has been done before.

(The broadcast I watched had sub-titles (which I find helpful) in the second episode but not the first!)


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