The Game

The Game

DVD - 2015
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The Cold War heats up when a KGB defector exposes Operation Glass, a potentially devastating Soviet plot to activate sleeper agents across the UK. The charismatic but paranoid head of MI-5, known simply as 'Daddy', assembles a secret committee of spies and intelligence officers to investigate. They're the only colleagues he trusts in a world of double agents and lies, but has he chosen well?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2015]
Edition: Widewscreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Game
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
2 videodiscs (357 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: This title has been rated 'Restricted' by the Ontario Film Review Board. Borrowers must be 18 years old or older


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Sep 17, 2017

Suspenseful Cold War mini series. Another enjoyable BBC production.

Aug 10, 2017

I found this flick to be painfully slow with Tom Hughes badly miscast as the genius, suave, debonair, master agent for MI5. It appears they tried to stretch a 1 hr mini-drama into a 4 hour mini-series. Not really up to BBC drama standards in my opinion.

May 23, 2017

Marginally beyond plausibility, as MI5, seemingly operating in the form of a boutique counterespionage outfit, skirmishes with KGB miscreants in cahoots with the IRA. The Game is nominally escapist fare, but the excellent '70s setting has definite positive attributes: not a freakin' cell phone anywhere. Absence of that crutch gadget would crater half the scripts for what passes as melodrama today. Worth a star in and of itself. The series also nicely brings forth the modus operandi of the time, if one was to survive ... trust no one ... no one.

Apr 03, 2017

An excellent mini-series. Would have liked to see them continue this on. If you liked this you'll probably also be interested in M.I. 5 (or "Spooks" as it is also known). Reminds me quite a bit of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" in the way it is plotted.

Mar 10, 2017

I borrowed this more out of curiosity than in search of entertainment, but it kept my interest with its top-rate cast, authentic atmosphere and lots of tension.

Feb 26, 2017

Very good cold war spy story with unexpected twists.

Feb 18, 2017

Tom Hughs makes it worth watching....but the movie was pretty good, not excellent, but worth the watch.

Nov 12, 2016

Anyone who is a fan of the classic cold war spy stories a la Len Deighton or John le Carre should love this miniseries. With an intricate plot where nothing is as it seems, it keeps one guessing about who is trustworthy and who is not. The plot may be preposterous to some but it is true to the style of the 1970's spy dramas. I loved it.

Sep 17, 2016

I like most British movies but I got bored with this and did not finish the movie

Aug 20, 2016

Binge worthy. I have list of other binge worthy UK TV series at

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