Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 05, 1983
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV TV Network

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Reilly: Ace of Spies (UK)

Reilly, Ace of Spies is a 1983 miniseries dramatizing the life of Sidney Reilly, a Russian Jew who became one of the greatest spies to work for the British. Among his exploits were the infiltration of the German General Staff in 1917 and a near-overthrow of the Bolsheviks in 1918. His reputation with women was as legendary as his genius for espionage. Sam Neill stars as Sidney Reilly.

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01x12 Shutdown Aired: Nov. 16, 1983

October, 1925: Reilly disappears in Russia, and Pepita looks for him. He is in the Loubianka, being tortured. The British prime minister, Baldwin, …

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The show had 1 season and 12 episodes air in 1983.

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  • In 1895 Sidney Reilly had an affair with Ethel Lillian Voynich, a married Russian author. In 1897 Voynich wrote a popular novel, The Gadfly. It was rumored that the adventurous hero of the…
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    In 1895 Sidney Reilly had an affair with Ethel Lillian Voynich, a married Russian author. In 1897 Voynich wrote a popular novel, The Gadfly. It was rumored that the adventurous hero of the novel was based on Reilly. In 1956, the novel was made into a movie and Dmitri Shostakovich was commissioned to compose the music. The same music, "The Gadfly-Romance", is heard as the theme to the Reilly: Ace of Spies television production.
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  • Goof (factual errors): Nadia Massino did not marry Alfred Nobel - he died a bachelor in 1896 and according to the series, Reilly met her in the 20th century. Feliz Dzerzhinsky never met…
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    Goof (factual errors): Nadia Massino did not marry Alfred Nobel - he died a bachelor in 1896 and according to the series, Reilly met her in the 20th century. Feliz Dzerzhinsky never met Reilly, and did not carry out the interrogation or execution. Reilly also was not connected with the forged letter that toppled the British government.
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