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Sleepers 

Amidst the thaw of glasnost, the Kremlin discovers that two Soviet agents, sent to England under deep cover in 1965, have been "lost." A beautiful and ambitious Russian agent, sent to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Nigel Havers ...  Jeremy Coward / ... 4 episodes, 1991
Warren Clarke ...  Albert Robinson / ... 4 episodes, 1991
David Calder ...  Victor Chekhov 4 episodes, 1991
Michael Gough ...  Andrei Zorin 4 episodes, 1991
Joanna Kanska Joanna Kanska ...  Maj. Nina Grishina 4 episodes, 1991
Christopher Rozycki Christopher Rozycki ...  Oleg Petrovski 4 episodes, 1991
Richard Huw Richard Huw ...  Igor Kostov 4 episodes, 1991
Alan David Alan David ...  K1 4 episodes, 1991
William Chubb William Chubb ...  George Wetherby 4 episodes, 1991
Angus MacInnes ...  Bill Sullivan 4 episodes, 1991
Ricco Ross ...  Karl Richfield 4 episodes, 1991
Annie Hulley ...  Sandra Robinson 4 episodes, 1991
Candida Gubbins Candida Gubbins ...  Alison 4 episodes, 1991
Jane Nash Jane Nash ...  Serena 4 episodes, 1991
Tara Moohan Tara Moohan ...  Sharon Robinson 4 episodes, 1991
Barbara Young ...  Elsie 3 episodes, 1991
Andrzej Borkowski Andrzej Borkowski ...  Doctor 3 episodes, 1991
Ian Taylor Ian Taylor ...  Gary Robinson 3 episodes, 1991
Spencer Ridgway Spencer Ridgway ...  Wayne Robinson 3 episodes, 1991
Paul Maxwell ...  Barrington Cabot 2 episodes, 1991
James Smith ...  Roger Stanley 2 episodes, 1991
John Flanagan John Flanagan ...  Bob Riley 2 episodes, 1991
Andrew McCulloch ...  Donald 2 episodes, 1991
Richard Durden ...  Rev. David Bancroft 2 episodes, 1991
Patrick Moore ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 1991
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Amidst the thaw of glasnost, the Kremlin discovers that two Soviet agents, sent to England under deep cover in 1965, have been "lost." A beautiful and ambitious Russian agent, sent to London to track them down, becomes embroiled in a tangle of CIA, KGB and MI-5 plots and counter-plots as the two lost agents, now utterly assimilated, try to avoid detection. Written by Karen Green <klg19@columbia.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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UK

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English | Russian

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10 April 1991 (UK) See more »

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Oi praktores See more »

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(4 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A definite keeper: good thing I had the VCR running!
2 August 2002 | by cellogirlSee all my reviews

More than a decade after its first airing on "Masterpiece Theatre," I still pull out my copy of "Sleepers" to watch once a year or so.

"Sleepers" has it all: wonderfully witty, satiric commentary on post-Cold War politics; superb acting by Nigel Havers & Warren Clarke & Company, in turns farcical, funny, & poignant; a script that pokes fun at the Yanks, the Brits, the Soviets, & all of our cultures simultaneously. It's a travesty that it's never surfaced on video or DVD, & that it got a mere passing mention in the recent "Masterpiece Theatre" anniversary book. "Sleepers" is one of the finest, & unfortunately most overlooked, installments of the "Masterpiece Theatre" series.

Now if you'll excuse me, Episodes 3 & 4 are cued up in the VCR & awaiting my return to the sofa....


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