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Reilly, Ace of Spies: Shutdown (S1EP12 ITV 16 Nov 1983, Malcolm Terris)



Shutdown: 1925: Reilly has been arrested and is subjected to interrogation and torture. Back in Britain, Pepita fights to find out the truth while Cummings campaigns for his release. As Dzerzhinsky’s whole operation is put under threat, a last minute deal is attempted.

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: Malcolm Terris (Sykes), John Bluthal, Laura Davenport, Joanne Pearce, Anthony Higgins, Donald Morley, Michael Angelis, Joan Campion, Jeremy Wilkin, James Coyle, Janet Henfrey, Paul Cooper, Susan Valentine, Michael Worsley, Nick Burnell

Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin / Director: Martin Campbell

Airdate: 16 Nov 1983 on ITV

Series: Reilly, Ace of Spies Season 1 Episode 12

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.