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The Old Boy Network (ITV Sitcom, Tom Conti, John Standing)

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ITV Sitcom The Old Boy Network detailed the exploits of two middle aged ex espionage agents, Lucas Frye (Tom Conti) and Peter Duckham (john Standing), who set up in the private spy business together.

Frye was actually a disgraced MI5 agent returned home from Moscow where he had been living after being exposed as a double agent. It was Duckham, who worked for MI6 who was the one who exposed him. Both are struggling to make a go of civilian life and decide, despite the mutual distrust and borderline hatred, to open an agency in the heart of Mayfair. Meanwhile, although retired, Duckham is still in contact with his old boss Sir Roland White (Robert Lang). Tamsin (Georgia Allen) was their secretary and former CIA agent Parker Morrow (Jayne Brook) also joined the team.

Cast: Tom Conti as Lucas Frye; John Standing as Peter Duckham; Robert Lang as Sir Roland White; Georgia Allen as Tamsin; Jayne Brook as Parker Morrow

Creators: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais / Executive Producers: Allan McKeown, Tony Charles / Producer and Director: Sydney Lotterby

UK / ITV – Central – SelecTV / 7×30 minute episodes / 16 February – 12 April 1992 Sundays 10.05pm