Spyship (TV Mini-Series 1983)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Drama

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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 ... See full summary »

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17 December 2014 | montague-2
| A Disappointment
Tempted by the positive reviews, we decided to purchase the DVD. It did not live up to our expectations. The production was obviously dated but even making allowances in that area, it does not forgive the woeful acting. Most of the cast were well known at the time or have achieved some status since.Perhaps they were hamstrung by a thin script. They seemed unable to cope with the slow direction. For example, in the scene when the hero finds himself in the water, is he ever going to manage to get out as he crawls across the mud? And then we wait for ages to find out if he can ascend the ladder.Who were the various villains and what did they represent? It was never clear. One saving grace; the ending was quite unexpected; perhaps another half mark?


Release Date:

9 November 1983



Country of Origin

UK, Australia, USA

Filming Locations

Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK

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