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Season 1

  • S01E01 An Affair with a Married Woman

    • September 5, 1983
    • ITV1

    Sigmund Rosenblum is on a mission in Russia. His train is stopped and he is arrested, but he escapes and travels to London. There, he compromises Margaret Thomas, the young wife of a rich clergyman. Her husband dies, Rosenblum marries her, takes her maiden name (becoming Sidney Reilly) and is posted to the Far East.

  • S01E02 Prelude to War

    • September 7, 1983
    • ITV1

    Intelligence from Reilly in Port Arthur enables the Japanese Navy to sink the Russian Pacific Squadron. Margaret Reilly has an affair with Greenberg and leaves her husband. Reilly is seized by the Russians.

  • S01E03 The Visiting Fireman

    • September 14, 1983
    • ITV1

    Reilly is posted to a German munitions factory, with the mission of stealing the designs of a new naval gun.

  • S01E04 Anna

    • September 21, 1983
    • ITV1

    Reilly is in France, searching for Margaret, his wandering wife, and an Australian oil tycoon, and also competing with the Rothschilds to buy oil concessions in the Middle East. While Reilly is in Paris, he meets his long-lost half-sister, Anna, and we learn more about their beginnings in a prominent family in Odessa. But Anna kills herself, amid strong intimations of incest.

  • S01E05 Dreadnoughts and Crosses

    • September 28, 1983
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    On a mission to St Petersburg, Reilly investigates a deal for German shipyards to rebuild the Russian navy.

  • S01E06 Dreadnoughts and Doublecrosses

    • October 5, 1983
    • ITV1

    Reilly is still in St Petersburg, and his mission there succeeds - he gets hold of the naval contract between the German and Russian Empires. Meanwhile, Reilly has fallen in love with Nadia, the wife of his friend Count Massino, and his lawyer friend Grammaticoff has some advice for him.

  • S01E07 Gambit

    • October 12, 1983
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    Reilly and Grammaticoff arrive in Moscow with a million dollars in cash. Reilly plans to overthrow the Bolsheviks, who are in the process of making peace with Germany, and to replace them with a new Russian government led by him. Once in power, Reilly plans to renew the war against Germany. Meanwhile, the British are planning an invasion of Russia.

  • S01E08 Endgame

    • October 19, 1983
    • ITV1

    Reilly makes careful plans to take control of Moscow, but his coup misfires when Lenin brings forward a meeting of the Congress. Then most of Reilly's friends are arrested by the secret police after an anarchist makes a bungled assassination attempt. Lenin survives being shot, and Reilly flees Moscow.

  • S01E09 After Moscow

    • October 26, 1983
    • ITV1

    Reilly is back in London, where he arranges a loan of $250,000,000 for the Bolsheviks. While they are in London, a revolutionary tribunal in Moscow sentences Reilly and Bruce Lockhart to death, in their absence - and Reilly survives an assassination attempt in London.

  • S01E10 The Trust

    • November 2, 1983
    • ITV1

    It's New York, in the year 1924, and Reilly persuades Henry Ford to put up the money for an invasion of Russia. But Reilly is betrayed by Eugenie, his secretary, and kills her. In New York, Reilly finds Nadia Massino - and he makes a hit with Pepita. Meanwhile, the Zinoviev Letter is published in The Times of London (25 October, 1924), a few days before the British general election. It seems to be a letter from Zinoviev, head of the USSR's Comintern, to communists in Britain, and is a huge embarrassment for the British Labour Party. The Conservatives win the election and Anglo-Soviet treaties are abandoned. So is the Zinoviev letter forged or genuine? Reilly is a key player.

  • S01E11 The Last Journey

    • November 9, 1983
    • ITV1

    Reilly marries Pepita, then he seeks revenge for the death of Savinkov. He arranges for Stalin to arrest him, destroying the Trust backed by the Cheka.

  • S01E12 Shutdown

    • November 16, 1983
    • ITV1

    Reilly disappears in Russia again, and this time Pepita goes to look for him. He is in the Loubianka, being tortured. The British prime minister, Stanley Baldwin, considers mounting a rescue attempt, and Stalin gives orders for Reilly to be killed.

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