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Spyship (1983– )

TV Mini-series | 55 min

Suspicions are aroused when a British trawler goes missing... Tom Wilkinson leads the astonishing BBC Cold War drama inspired by real events. Enter a nightmarish world of political cover-ups of international consequence in the last decade ...See moreSuspicions are aroused when a British trawler goes missing... Tom Wilkinson leads the astonishing BBC Cold War drama inspired by real events. Enter a nightmarish world of political cover-ups of international consequence in the last decade of the Cold War in this six-part BBC drama. When an ordinary British fishing vessel and its 36-man crew mysteriously disappears off the coast of Norway, journalist Martin Taylor (Tom Wilkinson) is determined to find out why. His father was on board, and is now missing. His investigations soon lead him to run up against the twin barriers of Royal Navy stonewalling and an impenetrable Soviet Politburo. The notorious finale shocked audiences when it was first aired in 1983. The haunting theme 'A Cold Wind', sung by June Tabor, was so popular it was released as a single. Spyship is based on the fictional novel by Brian Haynes and Tom Keene, former reporters who researched the real life sinking of the FV Gaul in 1974 which was shrouded in mystery. Written by amazon.co.uk See less
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Nov 9, 1983 (United Kingdom)

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Tom Wilkinson
Martin Taylor Martin Taylor   See fewer
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Peter Eyre
Francis Main Francis Main   See fewer
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Lesley Nightingale
Suzy Summerfield Suzy Summerfield   See fewer
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Michael Aldridge
Sir Peter Hillmore Sir Peter Hillmore   See fewer
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Paul Geoffrey
Simon Tate Simon Tate   See fewer
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David Burke
Rokoff Rokoff   See fewer
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Thorley Walters
Dr. Arthur Dowdall Dr. Arthur Dowdall   See fewer
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Al Gillyon
Hoskins Hoskins   See fewer
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Christine Hargreaves
Jean Williams Jean Williams   See fewer
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Vivienne Martin
Mrs. Franklin Mrs. Franklin   See fewer
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Judy Monahan
Christy Christy   See fewer
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Joe Holmes
Sam Spaulding Sam Spaulding   See fewer
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Mandy Pickard
Mrs. Metcalfe Mrs. Metcalfe   See fewer
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Gaylie Runciman
Mrs. Lindsay Mrs. Lindsay   See fewer
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Malcolm Tierney
Harding Harding   See fewer
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Malcolm Hebden
Tom Silvers Tom Silvers   See fewer
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Bridget McConnell
Mrs. Huninger Mrs. Huninger   See fewer
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Bjørn Sundquist
Erik Starvik Erik Starvik   See fewer
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Jean Boht
Mrs. Silvers Mrs. Silvers   See fewer
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Don Henderson
Jack Fielding Jack Fielding   See fewer
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Jimmy Nail
Metcalfe Metcalfe   See fewer
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David Ryall
Sir Philip Strang Sir Philip Strang   See fewer
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Erik Øksnes
Nils Jakobsen Nils Jakobsen   See fewer
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William Fox
Marcus Carpenter Marcus Carpenter   See fewer
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Michael Lees
Captain Huninger Captain Huninger   See fewer
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Toralv Maurstad
Dr. Bjørnson Dr. Bjørnson   See fewer
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Trini Lund
Mrs. Starvik Mrs. Starvik   See fewer
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Joe Belcher
Johnno Taylor Johnno Taylor   See fewer
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Johnny Allan
Detective Detective   See fewer
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George Baker
Irving Irving   See fewer
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Pedersen Pedersen   See fewer
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Peter Ivatts
Millar Millar   See fewer
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Ellen Horn
Berit Berit   See fewer
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Bølset Bølset   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 59 votes