Sleepers: The Complete Series (DVD)
Warren Clarke and Nigel Havers star in this BBC comedy thriller about two forgotten Cold War Soviet sleeper agents left in Britain, whod rather stay unexposed.
In post-Soviet Russia, KGB officers locate an isolated hangar in the heart of the Kremlin. This was once a training centre for "sleeper" agents, trained to completely integrate with British life. It soon becomes apparent that two such Cold War spies never came home....
The agents formally known as Sergei Rublev and Vladimir Zelenski have been living for 25 years as high-flying City financier Jeremy Coward (Nigel Havers) and northern trade unionist Albert Robinson (Warren Clarke), unaware of their Soviet origins.
Utterly absorbed with their new lives, though opposites in temperament and character, the two men are by now more English than the locals and horrified to learn that the Kremlin is trying to track them down.
Unrelenting KGB high-up Nina Grishina (Joanna Kanska) flies into London to lead the search for the two men alerting the bumbling bureaucrats of MI5 and their twitchy CIA counterparts to investigate why the Russians are mobilising. A multi-stranded cat-and-mouse chase follows across four feature-length episodes, delivering a hilarious cross-cultural parody of the spying game.
What the Press Said:
"Very glad this entertaining series has finally been woken up." - Blue Print Reviews
"Confident comedy thriller" - Archive TV Musings
Release Date: 12th September 2016
Year of production: 1991
Running Time: 220 min
Cat No: 166426
No Disc: 1