Nick Thorne, a successful businessman whose company markets games, is pulled by his former partner Magnus into a game which appears far too real - The One Game.
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 Nicholas Thorne 4 episodes, 1988
Pippa Haywood ...
 Jenny Thorne 4 episodes, 1988
Kate McKenzie ...
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 Tom Darke 4 episodes, 1988
Elaine Ford ...
 Girl in White Dress 4 episodes, 1988
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 Lord Maine 3 episodes, 1988
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 The Conjuror 3 episodes, 1988
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James Coyle ...
 The Beggar 2 episodes, 1988
David English ...
 Chat Show Host 2 episodes, 1988
Mike Kemp ...
 The Comedian 2 episodes, 1988
Peter Sadler ...
 Security Guard 2 episodes, 1988
Chris Chering ...
Ian Halcrow ...
Symond Lawes ...
Gavin Watson ...
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Nick Thorne, a successful businessman whose company markets games, is pulled by his former partner Magnus into a game which appears far too real - The One Game.

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Amazing, why was this only ever shown once?
2 March 2006 | by (Newcastle, England) – See all my reviews

While it is astonishing that this was never repeated on TV (I wonder why?) it does add to the attraction of obtaining it, which took me until the DVD was finally released some 18 years after the one and only broadcast.

While 'The One Game' does have some serious plot holes (Especially regarding certain deaths which are never revisited) it is still an excellent mini-series and has not dated as much as I expected.

I suppose it can be compared to 'The Game (1997)' and while it is almost certain that the writers of that 'borrowed' some ideas, they are not entirely the same. If anything 'The One Game' is a much better written and paced story with a lot more depth.

If you can find the DVD get it - it only cost me £6.99 and is well worth it for a 4 hour mini series - and it includes a nice booklet with a history on the show, I guess they decided to include the booklet rather than have it as an extra on the DVD - i'm glad they did, it is much nicer to read a booklet than a screen full of text.

But oh god - those pre-episode recaps - we could have done without those, what were they thinking!


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