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Chessgame (ITV 1983, Terence Stamp, Michael Culver)

Chessgame was an espionage thriller series that saw Oxford Don David Audley drafted in to British Intelligence to investigate when building work uncovers the remains of a plane that crashed 27 years earlier. This is in turn leads Audley into further investigations.

Terence Stamp took his first starring TV role in this atmospheric but short lived spy meets crime drama series that was based on the novels by Anthony Price.

production details
UK / ITV – Granada / 6×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 23 November – 28 December 1983

Based on novels by Anthony Price / Producers: Richard Everitt

cast
Terence Stamp as David Audley
Michael Culver as Nick Hannah
Carmen Du Sautoy as Faith Steerforth
Robin Sachs as Hugh Roskill
John Horsley as Sir Alec Russell

THE EPISODES 23 November – 28 December 1983
1. FLYING BLIND (23 Nov 83)
2. COLD WARGAME (30 Nov 83)
3. ENTER HASSAN (7 Dec 83)
4. THE ALAMUT AMBUSH (14 Dec 83)
5. THE ROMAN CONNECTION (21 Dec 83)
6. DIGGING UP THE FUTURE (28 Dec 83)