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Reilly: Ace of Spies 

A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sam Neill ...  Sidney Reilly 12 episodes, 1983
Michael Bryant ...  Narrator 11 episodes, 1983
Norman Rodway ...  Cummings 10 episodes, 1983
Tom Bell ...  Dzerzhinsky 6 episodes, 1983
Hugh Fraser ...  Hill 6 episodes, 1983
Jeananne Crowley Jeananne Crowley ...  Margaret 5 episodes, 1983
Clive Merrison ...  Savinkov 5 episodes, 1983
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

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The epic adventures of Britain's greatest spy [DVD Australia] See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1983 (UK) See more »

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Reilly: Ace of Spies See more »

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Runtime:

(12 parts) | (DVD)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series takes place from 1901 to 1925. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Fried: Live for the present, die for the future.
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Soundtracks

Romance
from "The Gadfly"
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
Theme music of the miniseries (opening and closing credits)
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I just love the music
18 October 2007 | by Sulla-2See all my reviews

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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