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Writing on the Wall, The (BBC 1996, Bill Paterson, Celia Imrie)

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Thriller serial The Writing on the Wall focused on a government agent who got involved in a kidnap and conspiracy involving NATO.

As the world moves towards the second millennium, NATO seems on the surface to have successfully carved out a new role as international peace-keeper. However, behind the comfortable public-relations facade of unity, daily disagreements between the allies over the scope and punch of joint military action are breaking out. Disenchanted with NATO, the USA is now secretly considering a complete withdrawal from Europe. Suddenly there begins a series of unexplained terrorist attacks on American NATO facilities in Europe.

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UK | BBC-1

RUNNING TIME: 50 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 4 | Broadcast 21-29 July 1996

WRITER: P.G. Duggan | PRODUCER: Johnathan Cavendish | DIRECTOR: Peter Smith

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Bill Paterson as Bull
Celia Imrie as Kirsty
Dennis Haysbert as Sullivan
Lena Stolze as Martina
Daniel Von Bargen as Rockwell
Penny Johnson as Geraldine
Herbert Knaup as Lopahkin
Daniele Legler as Fustenberg
William H. Macy as Petrocelli
Malcolm Sinclair as Frobisher
Hans Martin Stier as Malenkov
Jean Badin as Godchot
Edward Wiley as Hunsacker
Raymond Pickard as Wim
Lutz Reichert as Ruppert
David Gilliam as Branson

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