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Dreadnoughts and Doublecrosses 

Sidney proceeds with his byzantine plan to get Count Massino to approve his German contract for dreadnoughts through seduction and bribery.

Director:

Jim Goddard

Writers:

Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart (book) (as Robin Bruce Lockhart)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Neill ... Sidney Reilly
Leo McKern ... Zaharov
Norman Rodway ... Cummings
Celia Gregory Celia Gregory ... Nadia Massino
John Castle ... Count Massino
Brian Protheroe Brian Protheroe ... Grammaticoff
Jeananne Crowley Jeananne Crowley ... Margaret
Aubrey Morris ... Mendrovovich
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ... Sir Edward Grey
Christopher Northey ... Cartwright
Jonathan Adams ... British Ambassador
Prentis Hancock ... Souvorin
Kenteas Brine Kenteas Brine ... Panina
Mark Brackenbury Mark Brackenbury ... Naval Officer
John Malcolm John Malcolm ... Schroeder
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Storyline

Sidney proceeds with his plan to get Count Massino of the Russian admiralty to approve a contract with the German ship factory he's representing over that of a British firm represented by rival Basil Zakharov. Not only will Sidney make a small fortune from the deal, but he will also double-cross his German employers by selling the blueprints to the English secret service for use against Germany in the impending World War. Sidney is able to bribe Massino by seducing his wife and offering to marry her after she divorces the count. Reilly plans to use the huge divorce settlement he has arranged with Massino to disguise the bribe he is paying him for the contract award. Basil tries to upset the plan by sending Margaret to St. Petersburg to embarrass Sideney ad Massimo. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1984 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in 1910. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Reilly: [Asking about Margaret] Where is she?
Grammaticoff: At the Nevsky Street Police Station. My friend Gregor Yankov has her in custody. She asked for a bottle of gin and the British ambassador - in that order.
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Duetscland, Deutschland uber Alles
("Deutschlanndlied") (uncredited)
Music by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Joseph Hayden) (1797)
Lyrics by August Heinrich Hoffman von Fallersleben (1841)
Sung by German officials after they are awarded ship contract
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