A Perfect Spy
Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Production year: 1987
Director: Peter Smith
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-014503-167721
Running time: 6:30 (390 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 06, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#2120)
Status: Available
Purchase date: July 15, 2011
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
"Betrayal, over and over, on and on..."

Part spy thriller, part mystery, part psychological suspense story, John le Carré's most intriguing and absorbing masterpiece is brought to the screen in this stunning BBC adaptation.


Magnus Pym has disappeared, setting off a massive man-hunt. One of Britain's top spies, Pym is also searching for his true identity, hidden beneath a lifetime of deception. His quest takes him from his relationship with his con-man father to his betrayel of everything close to him: his wife, his country, even the high-ranking Eastern agent whom he befriended. Pursued by his agency and his enemies, Pym must find himself before his hunters find him.
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Genres
Television
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC Television
 • Arts & Entertainment Network
 • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Media Companies:
 • BBC Worldwide
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 1-3
2Episodes 4-5
3Episodes 6-7
Features
 • Scene Access
Crew
 Episode 1
Direction
Peter Smith....Director
Writing
John le Carré....Original Material By
Arthur Hopcraft....Screenwriter
Production
Jonathan Powell....Executive Producer
Colin Rogers....Producer
Cinematography
Elmer Cossey....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Clare Douglas....Film Editor
Music
Michael Storey....Composer
Sound
Malcolm Webberley....Sound
Art
Chris Edwards....Production Designer
 Episode 2
Direction
Peter Smith....Director
Writing
John le Carré....Original Material By
Arthur Hopcraft....Screenwriter
Production
Jonathan Powell....Executive Producer
Colin Rogers....Producer
Cinematography
Elmer Cossey....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Clare Douglas....Film Editor
Music
Michael Storey....Composer
Sound
Malcolm Webberley....Sound
Art
Chris Edwards....Production Designer
 Episode 3
Direction
Peter Smith....Director
Writing
John le Carré....Original Material By
Arthur Hopcraft....Screenwriter
Production
Jonathan Powell....Executive Producer
Colin Rogers....Producer
Cinematography
Elmer Cossey....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Clare Douglas....Film Editor
Music
Michael Storey....Composer
Sound
Malcolm Webberley....Sound
Art
Chris Edwards....Production Designer
 Episode 4
Direction
Peter Smith....Director
Writing
John le Carré....Original Material By
Arthur Hopcraft....Screenwriter
Production
Jonathan Powell....Executive Producer
Colin Rogers....Producer
Cinematography
Elmer Cossey....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Clare Douglas....Film Editor
Music
Michael Storey....Composer
Sound
Malcolm Webberley....Sound
Art
Chris Edwards....Production Designer
 Episode 5
Direction
Peter Smith....Director
Writing
John le Carré....Original Material By
Arthur Hopcraft....Screenwriter
Production
Jonathan Powell....Executive Producer
Colin Rogers....Producer
Cinematography
Elmer Cossey....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Susan Spivey....Film Editor
Music
Michael Storey....Composer
Sound
Malcolm Webberley....Sound
Art
Chris Edwards....Production Designer
 Episode 6
Direction
Peter Smith....Director
Writing
John le Carré....Original Material By
Arthur Hopcraft....Screenwriter
Production
Jonathan Powell....Executive Producer
Colin Rogers....Producer
Cinematography
Elmer Cossey....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Clare Douglas....Film Editor
Music
Michael Storey....Composer
Sound
Malcolm Webberley....Sound
Art
Chris Edwards....Production Designer
 Episode 7
Direction
Peter Smith....Director
Writing
John le Carré....Original Material By
Arthur Hopcraft....Screenwriter
Production
Jonathan Powell....Executive Producer
Colin Rogers....Producer
Cinematography
Elmer Cossey....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Clare Douglas....Film Editor
Music
Michael Storey....Composer
Sound
Malcolm Webberley....Sound
Art
Chris Edwards....Production Designer
Cast
 Episode 1
Ray McAnally....Rick Pym
Jonathan Haley....Magnus Pym
Nicholas Haley....Magnus Pym
Benedict Taylor....Magnus Pym
Caroline John....Dorothy Pym
Iain Cuthbertson....Makepeace Watermaster
Tim Healy....Syd Lemon
Alan Howard....Jack Brotherhood
Jane Booker....Mary Pym
Matyelok Gibbs....Aunt Nell
Andy De La Tour....Muspole
Jack Ellis....Perce Loft
George Phillips....Policeman
Charles Pemberton....Sergeant
Susan Field....Mrs. Bannister
Richenda Carey....Nanny
Norman Hartley....Doctor
Jake Wood....Sunday School Boy
Jason Savage....Billy Thompson
Sharon Maiden....Millie
Frances Low....Topsie
Rosamund Greenwood....Mrs. Ardmore
Wendy Miller....Flora
Tony Rohr....Dobbs
Rosy Clayton....Rita
Anthony Benson....Headmaster
Julian Firth....Sefton Boyd
Terry Downes....Partygoer
Sheila Vivian....Partygoer
Dorothea Phillips....Partygoer
Clare Grant....Partygoer
Joanna Dickens....Partygoer
Ronald Markham....Partygoer
Guy Standeven....Partygoer
April Love....First Lovely
Rusty Hayward....Second Lovely
Ian Thompson....Police Superintendant
Alan Cohen....Dance Band Lead by
 Episode 2
Benedict Taylor....Magnus Pym
Ray McAnally....Rick Pym
Alan Howard....Jack Brotherhood
Rüdiger Weigang....Axel
Tim Healy....Syd Lemon
Terence Denville....First Detective
Luke Kelly....Second Detective
John Grillo....Cunningham
Sarah Badel....Baroness Weber
Kurt Bigger....Hotel Clerk
Hansjörg Bahl....Herr Bertl
Gerda Zangger....University Cashier
Kenneth Midwood....Parson
Fiona Mollison....Felicity
Michael Mellinger....Herr Ollinger
Valery Steinmann....Frau Ollinger
Elena Brandes....Maria
 Episode 3
Peter Egan....Magnus Pym
Ray McAnally....Rick Pym
Rüdiger Weigang....Axel
Tim Healy....Syd Lemon
Patrick Godfrey....Chairman
Andy De La Tour....Muspole
Jack Ellis....Perce Loft
Frances Tomelty....Peggy Wentworth
Christina Schofield....Prostitute
Patrick Blackwell....Mattie Searl
Edward Kelsey....Major Blenkinsop
Denise Powell....Sylvia
Nancy Adams....Angry Woman
Andrew Normington....First Reporter
Christopher Holmes....Second Reporter
Philip Martin Brown....Kaufman
John Nettleton....Major Membury
Jill Johnson....Hannah Membury
Lesley Nightingale....Sabina
Rolf Truxa....Refugee
 Episode 4
Peter Egan....Magnus Pym
Ray McAnally....Rick Pym
Alan Howard....Jack Brotherhood
Rüdiger Weigang....Axel
Anthony Carrick....City Gent Interviewer
Christopher Owen....Academic Interviewer
Andrew Hilton....Military Interviewer
Sarah Neville....Belinda
Michael McStay....Belinda's Father
Tim Healy....Syd Lemon
Andy De La Tour....Muspole
Jane Booker....Mary Pym
Jack Ellis....Perce Loft
Lesley Nightingale....Sabina
Trevor T. Smith....Taxi Driver
Paul Williamson....First Analyst
Geoffrey Beevers....Second Analyst
Wolf Kahler....Lieutenant Dollendorf
John Abineri....Police Kommandant
 Episode 5
Peter Egan....Magnus Pym
Ray McAnally....Rick Pym
Alan Howard....Jack Brotherhood
Rüdiger Weigang....Axel
Jane Booker....Mary Pym
Peggy Ashcroft....Miss Dubber
Garrick Hagon....Grant Lederer
Jerry Harte....Wexler
Erin Donovan....Bee Lederer
Edward Wiley....Artelli
Paul Daneman....Bo Brammell
Peter Sands....Nigel
Sarah Bullen....Kate
Maria Charles....Lady Chairperson
Alan Cohen....Dance Band Lead by
 Episode 6
Peter Egan....Magnus Pym
Rüdiger Weigang....Axel
Jane Booker....Mary Pym
Alan Howard....Jack Brotherhood
Peggy Ashcroft....Miss Dubber
Graham McGrath....Tom Pym
Barbara Young....Sal
Barbara Keogh....Vi
Tim Healy....Syd Lemon
Ian McNeice....Sefton Boyd
Robin Hayter....Steggie
Leonard Preston....Fergus
Madeline Church....Georgie
 Episode 7
Peter Egan....Magnus Pym
Peggy Ashcroft....Miss Dubber
Alan Howard....Jack Brotherhood
Jane Booker....Mary Pym
Rüdiger Weigang....Axel
Leonard Preston....Fergus
Sarah Bullen....Kate
Madeline Church....Georgie
Frances White....Caroline Lumsden
Christopher Rozycki....Frankel
Paul Daneman....Bo Brammel
Peter Sands....Nigel
David Glyder....Police Sergeant
Ian Thompson....Police Superintendent