BBC's six-part Cold War drama series from 1983, based on real events. Starring Tom Wilkinson, Peter Eyre, Lesley Nightingale, Michael Aldridge and David Burke
Welcome to the nightmarish world of political cover-ups of international consequenceÂ during the last decade of the Cold War.
When a British trawler and its 36-man crew mysteriously disappears off the coast of Norway, journalist Martin Taylor (Tom Wilkinson) is determined to find out why, as his father was board.Â
His investigations soon lead him to run up against the twin barriers of Royal Navy stonewalling and an impenetrable Soviet Politburo.
It's iconic finale shocked audiences when it was first aired in 1983.
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.
Genre: TV / Drama
Year of production: 1983
Director: Michael Custance
Running Time: 330 min
Cat No: 135018
No Disc: 2
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