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A Perfect Spy (1987–1987)

TV Mini-series | 374 min | Thriller

This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in his life. Rick was a raconteur, con man, thief, ...See moreThis is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in his life. Rick was a raconteur, con man, thief, black marketer and all in all, simply larger than life. From a young age, Rick included Magnus in his schemes and the young man learned that you would do anything for the ones you love. When a university student in Switzerland, Pym meets the other person who will have the greatest influence in his life, Axel, a Czech refugee. As Pym enters his career in the British Secret Service, his relationship with Axel and the values he developed in childhood lead him down his own path of betrayal and loyalty. Written by garykmcd See less
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96 cast members
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Ray McAnally
Rick Pym Rick Pym   See fewer
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Alan Howard
Jack Brotherhood Jack Brotherhood   See fewer
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Peter Egan
Magnus Pym Magnus Pym   See fewer
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Jane Booker
Mary Pym / Mary Mary Pym / Mary   See fewer
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Tim Healy
Syd Lemon Syd Lemon   See fewer
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Peggy Ashcroft
Miss Dubber Miss Dubber   See fewer
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Andy de la Tour
Muspole Muspole   See fewer
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Jack Ellis
Perce Loft Perce Loft   See fewer
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Benedict Taylor
Magnus Pym Magnus Pym   See fewer
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Madeline Church
Georgie Georgie   See fewer
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Paul Daneman
Bo Brammell Bo Brammell   See fewer
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Ian Thompson
Police Superintendent Police Superintendent   See fewer
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Alan Cohen
Dance Band Leader Dance Band Leader   See fewer
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Jonathan Haley
Magnus Pym Magnus Pym   See fewer
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Nicholas Haley
Magnus Pym Magnus Pym   See fewer
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Antony Carrick
City Gent Interviewer City Gent Interviewer   See fewer
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Patrick Godfrey
Chairman Chairman   See fewer
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Caroline John
Dorothy Pym Dorothy Pym   See fewer
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Iain Cuthbertson
Makepeace Watermaster Makepeace Watermaster   See fewer
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Terrance Denville
First Detective First Detective   See fewer
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Graham McGrath
Tom Pym Tom Pym   See fewer
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Christopher Owen
Academic Interviewer Academic Interviewer   See fewer
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Garrick Hagon
Grant Lederer Grant Lederer   See fewer
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Andrew Hilton
Military Interviewer Military Interviewer   See fewer
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Second Detective Second Detective   See fewer
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Cunningham Cunningham   See fewer
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Wexler Wexler   See fewer
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Sarah Neville
Belinda Belinda   See fewer
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Peggy Wentworth Peggy Wentworth   See fewer
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Baroness Weber Baroness Weber   See fewer
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Bee Lederer Bee Lederer   See fewer
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Michael McStay
Belinda's Father Belinda's Father   See fewer
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Prostitute Prostitute   See fewer
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Frances White
Caroline Lumsden Caroline Lumsden   See fewer
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Kurt Bigger
Hotel Clerk Hotel Clerk   See fewer
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Patrick Blackwell
Mattie Searle Mattie Searle   See fewer
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Aunt Nell Aunt Nell   See fewer
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Edward Wiley
Artelli Artelli   See fewer
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Hansjorg Bahl
Herr Bertl Herr Bertl   See fewer
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Edward Kelsey
Major Blenkinsop Major Blenkinsop   See fewer
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Ian McNeice
Sefton Boyd Sefton Boyd   See fewer
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Robin Hayter
Steggie Steggie   See fewer
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Sylvia Sylvia   See fewer
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University Cashier University Cashier   See fewer
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Nancy Adams
Angry Woman Angry Woman   See fewer
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Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Felicity Felicity   See fewer
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First Reporter First Reporter   See fewer
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Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
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Tre Smith
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
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Philip Martin Brown
Kaufmann Kaufmann   See fewer
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Valerie Steinmann
Frau Ollinger Frau Ollinger   See fewer
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Major Membury Major Membury   See fewer
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Lieutenant Dollendorf Lieutenant Dollendorf   See fewer
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Sharon Maiden
Millie Millie   See fewer
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Refugee Refugee   See fewer
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Topsie Topsie   See fewer
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Mrs. Ardmore Mrs. Ardmore   See fewer
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Tony Rohr
Dobbs Dobbs   See fewer
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Headmaster Headmaster   See fewer
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Young Sefton Boyd Young Sefton Boyd   See fewer
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Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 712 votes