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Reilly, Ace of Spies: Gambit (S1EP7 ITV 12 Oct 1983, Alfred Molina)



Gambit: 1918: Back in Russia, Reilly is tasked with appealing with the Bolsheviks to end their peace treaty with Germany and return to the war. When Lenin refuses, he sets in motion a plan to overthrow the government and place himself in power.

Regular Cast: Sam Neill (Sidney Reilly), Leo McKern (Zaharov), Norman Rodway (Cummings), Peter Egan (Fothergill), Jeananne Crowley (Margaret), Tom Bell (Dzerzhinsky), Hugh Fraser (Hill), Kenneth Cranham (Lenin), Celia Gregory (Nadia), Ian Charleson (Lockhart), David Burke (Stalin)

Guest Cast: Clive Merrison (Savinkov), Brian Protheroe (Grammaticoff), Alfred Molina, Michael Aldridge, Bill Wallis, Jack Klaff, Jan Chappell, Derek Smith, David Markham, Alan Downer, Barry Stokes, William Wilde, Judy Elrington, Christopher Douglas, Frances Barber, Anna Nygh, Victoria Harwood, Bogdan Kominowski, Frank Baker, Alec Linstead, Shevaun Briars, Richard Albrecht, Kenneth Midwood, Steve Dixon [as Steven Dixon], Niven Boyd, Richard Cubison, Philip Wilde

Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin / Director: Jim Goddard

Airdate: 12 Oct 1983 on ITV

Series: Reilly, Ace of Spies Season 1 Episode 7

Show Info: Period spy drama serial. During the days of the Russian revolution, Sidney Reilly, son of an aristocratic Odessa family, works for the British government trying to bring down the Bolshevik government.