After the failure of the promised Btitish troops at Archangel and the failed assassination of Lenin as well as the assassinations of the Romanoffs, Sidney's hope for political control of Russia and ...
Mary Lindell works for the French Red Cross in Occupied France during World War II and helps allied soldiers who have been shot down to escape to the unoccupied side. Her activities are ... See full summary »
The murder of a Soviet defector forces his old handler, British spymaster George Smiley, out of retirement. His investigation leads to an old nemesis, the Soviet spymaster known only as Karla. This will be their final dance.
This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in ... See full summary »
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.
Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative... See full summary »
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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