Harry’s Game (Channel 4 1982 with Ray Lonnen and Derek Thompson)

UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 25-27 October 1982

Writer: Gerald Seymour / Music: Clannad and Mike Moran / Design: Mike Long / Executive Producer: David Cunliffe / Producer: Keith Richardson / Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark

Thriller serial. Army Captain Harry Brown goes undercover in Northern Ireland in order to track down an IRA killer. A major critical and commercial success, the haunting theme tune by Clannad also made the charts.

Ray Lonnen as Captain Harry James Brown
Derek Thompson as Billy Downes
Benjamin Whitrow as Davidson
Nicholas Day as Bannen
Charles Lawson as Seamus Duffyn
Gil Brailey as Josephine Laverty
Sam Dale as Billy’s Driver
Geoffrey Russell as Home Secretary
Noel Johnson as General Sir Jocelyn Fairbairn
Sean Caffrey as Inspector Howard Rennie
Margaret Shevlin as Mrs Downes
Elizabeth Mickery as Neighbour
Geoffrey Chater as Colonel George Frost
Tony Rohr as Brigade Commander
Rita Howard as Mrs Duffryn