Sleepers – tape 64

Here’s Sleepers, a strange comedy drama starring Nigel Havers and Warren Clarke.

In Moscow, a strange underground bunker is reopened for the first time in years, revealing a strange recreation of London in the 60s.

Sleepers Street Recreation

Two KGB agents have been lost. The street was part of the training for two sleeper agents, but the only person who knows about the training and the agents is Michael Gough, who has gone a bit mad.

Michael Gough

When Warren Clarke hears a broadcast on his short wave radio in Russian, he knows that Moscow are getting in contact again, after twenty years.

Warren Clarke

He contacts the other agent, Nigel Havers, who works in a big merchant bank.

Nigel Havers

Joanna Kanska is a KGB agent trying to find out anything she can about these two missing agents.

Joanna Kanska

The agent running the UK side of things is David Calder.

David Calder

Ricco Ross is a CIA agent also interested in the two agents.

Rico Ross

But when they meet up, Clarke and Havers find they’re reluctant to return to the fold.

BBC Genome:BBC Two – 10th April 1991 – 21:25

before the next episode there’s the end of an episode of MASH. Then a trailer for 40 Minutes.

Then episode two. Clarke and Havers try to continue to live their lives, while the various spy agencies are looking for clues.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 17th April 1991 – 21:25

Episode three sees the pair trying to evade three different secret services, plus the vicar asking for signatures on a petition about the bypass.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 24th April 1991 – 21:30

After this, there’s a trailer for a repeat opf Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Then, Fifth Column, Raja Shihadeh, a Palestinian lawyer, talks about the problems of living under Israeli occupation in the occupied territories.

BBC Genome: BBC Two – 24th April 1991 – 22:20

After this there is fifteen minutes of Newsnight before the tape ends.


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