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Third in the four-part serial starring Alex Jennings Joss Ackland
Ian Bannen
MrHarrington's Washing The latest assignment for Somerset Maugham's semi-autobiographical First World War playwright-spy mirrors the author's own espionage activities in Russia in 1917. On the eve of the Revolution, Ashenden - like Maugham himself - is sent to
Petrograd with funds to prop up the shaky Kerensky government and keep Russia on the side of the Allies. On the Trans-Siberian Express he meets an obsessive American businessman who may provide a useful cover, though they will both need the help of their
Russian guide to steer them through the chaos and violence of the Bolshevik uprising.
Screenplay David Pirie Producer Joe Knatchbull
Director Christopher Morahan A Kelso production for BBCtv ●STEREO


Alex Jennings
Joss Ackland
Ian Bannen
David Pirie
Joe Knatchbull
Christopher Morahan
John Ashenden:
Alex Jennings
Joss Ackland
Ian Bannen
John Quincy Harrington:
Rene Auberjonois
Alexandra Leonidova:
Susanna Hamnett
British MP:
Roger Hammond
Czech agent:
Boris Isarov
British Consul:
Graham Seed

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