TV Secret Servant, The (BBC-1 1984, Charles Dance, Jill Meager) Published 3 years ago on October 22, 2016 The Secret Servant as a strong three part espionage thriller based on the novel by Gavin Lyall and starring Charles Dance as SAS officer Harry Maxim who is seconded to bodyguard visiting nuclear scientist Professor John Tyler on a visit to Downing Street. Maxim soon discovers that Tyler’s visit is the catalyst for the unravelling of a major conspiracy. Adapted by Thriller specialist Brian Clemens, The Secret Servant was one of three novels by Lyall to feature the character of Harry Maxim. Lyall is one of those British authors that wrote first class thrillers in the seventies and eighties but has been all but forgotten these days. production details UK / BBC One / 3×55 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 – 8 December 1984 Writer: Brian Clemens / Novel: Gavin Lyall / Script Editor: Maggie Allen / Music: Dave Greenslade / Production Design: Dugald Findlay / Producer: Bob McIntosh / Director: Alastair Reid cast Charles Dance as Harry Maxim Jill Meager as Agnes Algar Harvey Ashby as George Harbinger Dan O’Herlihy as Professor John Tyler Harry Jones as Charley Farthing Julian Curry as Sir Anthony Sladen Alexander Reid as Chris Maxim Constantine Gregory as Komoscin Willoughby Goddard as Master John Graham as Rex Masson Brown Derby as Bob Etheridge Jill Balcon as Mary Jackaman Charles Hodgson as Gerald Jackaman Elizabeth Spender as Melinda Foy Rom Anderson as Zuzana Kindl Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Ivan Helena Little as Markova Patrick Monckton as Petrov Alastair ReidBBCBrian ClemensCharles DanceDave GreensladeEspionageJill MeagerTVWilloughby Goddard Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV1 hour ago Coming of Age (CBS 1988, Paul Dooley, Phyllis Newman) Sitcom. Exploits of a pair of couples living in an old peoples retirement village, the Hales, Dick and Ginny and... TV1 hour ago Big Hawaii (Filmways 1977, Cliff Potts, John Dehner) Drama. The black sheep of the family returns home to Hawaii to help his ill father run their ranch. The... TV1 hour ago Ben Casey (ABC 1961-1965 | Vince Edwards Sam Jaffe Medical drama series. Stories of the doctor of the title, especially his relationship with the elder doctor David Zorba who... TV1 hour ago Baywatch Nights (Syndicated 1995, David Hasselhoff, Alexandra Paul) Crime drama series. Spin off from the above that saw Mitch, on his off hours from the beach, working as... TV1 hour ago Arresting Behavior (ABC 1992, Leo Burmester, Chris Mulkey) Police sitcom. A pair of mismatched cops are followed on their tours of duty by a tv crew. An obvious... search EPISODES Episodes24 hours ago A Discovery of Witches: Episode 8 (S1EP8 AMC, BBCA Sun 26 May 2019) Matthew finds his plans going awry when he is unable to save Diana from Juliette; Diana discovers how formidable her... Episodes24 hours ago On the Case with Paula Zahn: Nowhere to Run (S9EP29 ID Sun 26 May 2019) Nowhere to Run: After two girls take a trip to the mall and never come home, they are found shot... Episodes24 hours ago The Chi: A Blind Eye (S2EP7 Showtime Sun 26 May 2019) A Blind Eye: Detective Cruz is left to make a difficult choice. Brandon gets some insight into Douda’s past, while... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.