Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Ray Lonnen ...  Harry Brown 3 episodes, 1982
Benjamin Whitrow ...  Davidson 3 episodes, 1982
Nicholas Day ...  Bannen 3 episodes, 1982
Geoffrey Chater ...  Col. George Frost 3 episodes, 1982
Sean Caffrey Sean Caffrey ...  Insp. Howard Rennie 3 episodes, 1982
Derek Thompson ...  Billy Downes 3 episodes, 1982
Maggie Shevlin Maggie Shevlin ...  Mrs. Downes 3 episodes, 1982
Gil Brailey Gil Brailey ...  Josephine Laverty 3 episodes, 1982
Charles Lawson ...  Seamus Duffryn 3 episodes, 1982
Tony Rohr ...  Brigade Commander 3 episodes, 1982
Sam Dale ...  Billy's Driver 3 episodes, 1982
Elizabeth Begley Elizabeth Begley ...  Mrs. Duncan 3 episodes, 1982
Rita Howard Rita Howard ...  Mrs. Duffryn / ... 3 episodes, 1982
Denys Hawthorne Denys Hawthorne ...  Minister of Defence 2 episodes, 1982
Ray Armstrong Ray Armstrong ...  Lt. Colonel 2 episodes, 1982
Stephen Mallatratt Stephen Mallatratt ...  Adjutant 2 episodes, 1982
Christopher Whitehouse Christopher Whitehouse ...  Frankie 2 episodes, 1982
Linda Robson Linda Robson ...  Theresa McCorrigan 2 episodes, 1982
Rio Fanning Rio Fanning ...  Scrapyard Owner 2 episodes, 1982
Ian Bleasdale Ian Bleasdale ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 1982
Jonathan Young Jonathan Young ...  Brigade Officer / ... 2 episodes, 1982


Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the army hasn't been told he is being put in place, his wife is fed up with him and his job, and his one new friend, an Irish woman who falls for him will be consumed by his relentless search for the assassin. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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The game of death




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Release Date:

25 October 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Belfast Assassin See more »

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| (3 episodes) | (DVD)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The man whose car Harry hijacks at the end of the film (in order to pursue Downes) remains unnamed in the film and the viewer never finds out his profession, but in the novel he was a plastic sales representative. Thus, the credit for "sales representative" in the cast refers to him. See more »


Harry Brown: He had to die. Don't you understand that?
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Featured in Lonnen's Game (2005) See more »


Theme is performed by Clannad
(it can be found on the their record "Pastpresent")
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The best film I have seen about The Troubles
15 November 2000 | by mleeperSee all my reviews

A British agent tries to infiltrate the IRA to find an assassin and capture him before he himself is found out. I keep trying to get people to watch this film. This is the best treatment I have seen about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the causes and the futility. Both the British and the IRA are intelligent, and we see the reasons each side does what it does. The tension is very well handled. The film PATRIOT GAMES pays tribute by borrowing some of the music, but it does not match the quality of the storytelling.

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