Reilly: Ace of Spies

ITV (ended 1983)




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Reilly: Ace of Spies

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Welcome to the Reilly: Ace of Spies guide at This British adventure series is a dramatization of the fantastic real-life adventures, from 1903 until the mid-1920s, of the Russian-born British agent Sidney Reilly, who worked for MI6 (British Military Intelligence) as Agent ST-1. The programme is based on books by Robin Bruce Lockhart, the son of Reilly's fellow agent Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart. It was nominated for three BAFTA awards in 1984, and in 1985 show star Sam Neill received a Golden Globe nomination (Best Acting Performance) for his role as Reilly. The theme music for Reilly: Ace of Spies was adapted by Harry Rabinowitz from Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, The Gadfly, and it was so popular that it was released as a single. The whole series is now available on DVD.