A dramatization of the fantastic real-life adventures of the Russian-born British agent Sidney Reilly, who worked for MI6 as Agent ST-1 from 1903 until the mid-1920s. Based on the books by Robin Bruce Lockhart, the son of Reilly's fellow agent Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Reilly: Ace of Spies - Reilly, Ace of Spies - Netflix
Reilly, Ace of Spies is a 1983 television miniseries dramatizing the life of Sidney Reilly, a Russian Jew who became one of the greatest spies ever to work for the British. Among his exploits, in the early 20th century, 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. The mini series was written by Troy Kennedy Martin, and based on the 1967 book Ace of Spies by Robin Bruce Lockhart, whose father R. H. Bruce Lockhart was one of Reilly's fellow spies. Sam Neill stars as the eponymous character. The theme music is the Romance movement from Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Gadfly Suite, though Shostakovitch is not actually credited (Harry Rabinowitz is credited with the music).
Reilly: Ace of Spies - Episodes - Netflix
There are twelve episodes, each approximately 50 minutes in length (the first episode is near 80 minutes).