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Never Come Back 

Shortly before World War II, a disillusioned journalist finds that the mystery woman he has been pursuing is a Nazi spy.
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Series cast summary:
Nathaniel Parker ...  Desmond Thane 3 episodes, 1990
James Fox ...  Foster 3 episodes, 1990
Jonathan Coy ...  Marcus 3 episodes, 1990
Jo Ross ...  Woman Neighbour 3 episodes, 1990
Suzanna Hamilton ...  Anna Raven 2 episodes, 1990
Ingrid Lacey ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 1990
Paul Casselle Paul Casselle ...  PC at Hospital / ... 2 episodes, 1990
Robin Miller Robin Miller ...  Party Guest 2 episodes, 1990
Louise Ashbourne Louise Ashbourne ...  Sally 2 episodes, 1990
Timothy Bateson ...  Poole 2 episodes, 1990
David Becalick David Becalick ...  Wellman 2 episodes, 1990
Martin Clunes ...  Luke 2 episodes, 1990
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Shortly before World War II, a disillusioned journalist finds that the mystery woman he has been pursuing is a Nazi spy.

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13 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Soha ne térj vissza! See more »

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Superb period thriller set in WW2 London with nasty Nazis in the highest of places
24 February 2009 | by trimmerb1234See all my reviews

The handsome hero hack (Nathaniel Parker) finds himself taken up as the lover of a mysterious and detached young woman from a very elevated social class. From then on his luck changes - very much for the worse. Why, suddenly, is someone very nasty on his trail and trying to kill him?

Very reminiscent of Patrick Hamilton's viciousness and sordidness, this story instead reaches up into the top draw of society. Wonderful performances from James Fox mixing the extremely sinister with the apparently pleasant, and his upper class thug assistant, played with glove-like fit, by Martin Clunes; who both, expertly but amiably, just stop short of torturing our hero to death.

Superficially resembling the ripping yarn The 39 Steps, as already said Never Come Back has the entirely superior qualities of a Patrick Hamilton story. Furthermore it deals with themes which 70 years after the events are still not fully exposed to daylight.

The production and script are excellent and give an authentic period impression. All in all something of a landmark TV production.


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