#1 2018-04-16 17:48:22

Interpret the title, theme and content anyway you want:



(Harold Pinter is a god among writers. Senta Berger is perhaps the most beautiful woman who ever lived. Alec Guinness can hold his own. The story is a little goofy, but watch it anyway.)

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#2 2018-04-16 18:29:47

I was surprised to see that the entire series of both "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "Smiley's People" are available on YouTube. Since you can download YouTube clips with a simple addon (except in Chrome, I believe) you can save these stories if you wish:

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#3 2018-04-17 12:53:18

(This post copied to this thread from "What Are You Watching" because Collateral is very much a spy story too.)

Collateral

https://s18.postimg.cc/ggs7q0kll/collateral.png

Collateral is a four-part British television drama serial, written and created by David Hare. The series, described by Hare as "a police procedural without any of that police attitudinising", stars Carey Mulligan as Kip Glaspie, a detective inspector assigned to investigate the murder of a pizza delivery driver who is gunned down in a London suburb. The ensuing story explores a complex web of characters who are all somehow connected with the story. Nathaniel Martello-White stars as Glaspie's partner, detective sergeant Nathan Bilk. Jeany Spark, Nicola Walker, John Simm and Billie Piper (of Doctor Who fame) are also credited as principal members of the cast.

I'm half way through this, and enjoying the ride. Fabulous cast, great writing and top notch production values.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6729080/



I can point you in the direction of an open directory with Collateral. Send me a PM if interested.

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#4 2018-04-17 13:28:00

Smudge wrote:

I'm half way through this, and enjoying the ride. Fabulous cast, great writing and top notch production values.

Family enjoyed it, I lost interest for a variety of reasons.  Didn't equal up to Midsomer Murders for storyline, Broad Church for cinematography or  Ms. Fischer for overall enjoyment. 

I'd rate it a 3.5 out of 5

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#5 2018-04-18 12:33:27

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 1979, Episode 1



(Load the YouTube page to find the subsequent episodes in the series. Use a YouTube download browser add on to save the clips, if desired.)

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#6 2018-04-18 12:35:22

The Worlds Greatest Spy Movies, Documentary (2016)

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#7 2018-04-18 12:45:50

Smudge wrote:

(This post copied to this thread from "What Are You Watching" because Collateral is very much a spy story too.)

Collateral

https://s18.postimg.cc/ggs7q0kll/collateral.png

Collateral is a four-part British television drama serial, written and created by David Hare. The series, described by Hare as "a police procedural without any of that police attitudinising", stars Carey Mulligan as Kip Glaspie, a detective inspector assigned to investigate the murder of a pizza delivery driver who is gunned down in a London suburb. The ensuing story explores a complex web of characters who are all somehow connected with the story. Nathaniel Martello-White stars as Glaspie's partner, detective sergeant Nathan Bilk. Jeany Spark, Nicola Walker, John Simm and Billie Piper (of Doctor Who fame) are also credited as principal members of the cast.

I'm half way through this, and enjoying the ride. Fabulous cast, great writing and top notch production values.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6729080/



I can point you in the direction of an open directory with Collateral. Send me a PM if interested.

John Simm (The Master during David Tennant's run) and Carey Mulligan (Sally Sparrow - Blink, one of the all-time fan favorite episodes) are also of Doctor Who fame.

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#8 2018-04-18 16:33:59

(Yes, yes, yes...to Baywolfe.)

The Hour

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1778108/



I loved this story about the production of an hour long BBC news show in the 1950s. And season one is very much a spy story.

I found my copy via torrent, and have never been able to find the episodes elsewhere.

Last edited by Smudge (2018-04-18 16:34:44)

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#9 2018-04-19 01:08:06

Notorious

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#10 2018-04-19 02:43:57

Smudge wrote:

(Yes, yes, yes...to Baywolfe.)

The Hour

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1778108/

I loved this story about the production of an hour long BBC news show in the 1950s. And season one is very much a spy story.

Season 1 was entertaining, with careful attention to English period detail and social convention as its humbled empire teetered on collapse. But listening to The Wire's Jimmy McNulty speak the Queen's Oxbridge is a bit creepy and the spy dimension was an unconvincing  afterthought. Season 2 was rubbish.

The Other Side of Suez (2006)

Aired on BBC Four Wed 1 Nov, 2006
Subject: Factual; History

A look at how Britain embarked on an unpopular war against an Arab nation, which critics claimed was based on a lie, and which brought disgrace to the Prime Minister of the day. Sounds familiar? This documentary examines the events of Suez 1956 through interviews with many of the Egyptian politicians, solidiers and civilians who were involved - some speaking on British television for the first time.

From dodgy intelligence dossiers to unexpected resistance from local people; from outraged public opinion to the collapse of a once popular prime minister's reputation, The Other Side of Suez is a timely reminder to politicians about the dangers of failing to learn the lessons of history.

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#11 2018-04-19 14:31:28

The 39 Steps, (1935)



A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

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#12 2018-04-19 21:41:43

Reilly, Ace of Spies

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Reilly, Ace of Spies is a 1983 television miniseries dramatizing the life of Sidney Reilly, a Russian Jew who became one of the greatest spies ever to work for the British. Among his exploits, in the early 20th century, were the infiltration of the German General Staff in 1917 and a near-overthrow of the Bolsheviks in 1918. His reputation with women was as legendary as his genius for espionage. The mini series was written by Troy Kennedy Martin, and based on the 1967 book Ace of Spies by Robin Bruce Lockhart, whose father R. H. Bruce Lockhart was one of Reilly's fellow spies. Sam Neill stars as the titular character.



All twelve fifty minute episodes are available on YouTube, and can be viewed online, or downloaded for later viewing if desired.

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#13 2018-04-19 23:20:39

Smudge wrote:

Reilly, Ace of Spies

https://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5B … 5._V1_.jpg

Reilly, Ace of Spies is a 1983 television miniseries dramatizing the life of Sidney Reilly, a Russian Jew who became one of the greatest spies ever to work for the British. Among his exploits, in the early 20th century, were the infiltration of the German General Staff in 1917 and a near-overthrow of the Bolsheviks in 1918. His reputation with women was as legendary as his genius for espionage. The mini series was written by Troy Kennedy Martin, and based on the 1967 book Ace of Spies by Robin Bruce Lockhart, whose father R. H. Bruce Lockhart was one of Reilly's fellow spies. Sam Neill stars as the titular character.



All twelve fifty minute episodes are available on YouTube, and can be viewed online, or downloaded for later viewing if desired.

We watched this on PBS a couple of times.

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#14 2018-04-21 16:22:46

One of my very favorite spy films...

Our Man in Havana

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#15 2018-04-22 10:12:23

Killing Eve

Yes; it's a spy series!

I watched the first episode of Killing Eve tonight, and was quite entertained. This series was written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also wrote and starred in Fleabag.



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7016936/

More info here:

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/4/8/17 … -sandra-oh

Send me a PM if you want a link to an open directory with the Killing Eve episodes.

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