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Oktober (ITV 1998 with Stephen Tompkinson and Lydzia Englert)

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Thriller serial. Teacher Jim Harper finds himself hunted down after his body is used in a sinister medical experiment.

Tompkinson was keen to take on the more active role telling the Daily Mirror “I grabbed this project because I’d never been asked to do anything like this before, and the chance to do stunts was one reason it was so appealing.

“As soon as I read the script I knew there hadn’t been anything like this on British TV for a very long time. It has elements of The 39 Steps running through it. It asks how an ordinary person manages to deal with a set of quite extraordinary events.”

UK / ITV / 3×60 minute episodes / 1998

Writer/Director: Stephen Gallagher / Producer: Brian Eastman

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Jim Harper…………………………………. STEPHEN TOMPKINSON
Rochelle…………………………………… LYDZIA ENGLERT
Linda……………………………………… MARIA LENNON
Viveros……………………………………. JAMES McCARTHY
Daniel…………………………………….. JAMES DUKE
Dr Franks………………………………….. MICHAEL BERTENSHAW

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