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Circles of Deceit: Dark Secret (1995)

One of Neil's former SAS colleagues now operates on the wrong side of the law, and Neil's bosses want him to monitor the man's activities. Neil's investigation leads him to an ambitious ... See full summary »


Nicholas Laughland (as Nick Laughland)


Barry Appleton


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Waterman ... John Neil
Corin Redgrave ... Harry Summers
Kate Buffery ... Kate Moore
Pippa Guard ... Elizabeth Ferrer
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ... Controller
Melanie Hill ... Angie Norman
Holly Aird ... Sarah Ellis
Sean McGinley ... Jim Caine
Adjoa Andoh ... Daniela
Joe Montana ... Travis
Peter Birch ... Stefan
David Dixon David Dixon ... DI Ransome
David Horovitch ... Bowles
Dave Hill Dave Hill ... Andy
Ann Aris Ann Aris ... Mary


One of Neil's former SAS colleagues now operates on the wrong side of the law, and Neil's bosses want him to monitor the man's activities. Neil's investigation leads him to an ambitious member of Parliament who has a history of run-ins with the security services. As usual, though, Neil has been kept in the dark about some of the details of his assignment, and soon people around him start to die. Written by Anonymous

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27 December 1995 (UK) See more »

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Dark secrets indeed
11 December 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"Circles of Deceit" was a series or a miniseries from the '90s starring Dennis Waterman. It's really middle of the road - not awful, not great.

Waterman is John Neil, who works occasionally for the SAS, being dragged back to work in an earlier episode.

In this one, Neil's employers inform him that a former SAS colleague is not up to something outside the law. They want him to re-befriend him, possibly get in with him, and tell them what he's doing.

Of course, his Controller (Susan Jameson) and her associates have left out a couple of things, so Neil is in the dark. He finds out that a member of Parliament has a dark secret, and people seem to be dying because of it. There will be more deaths before Neil finishes his investigation.

I'm not crazy about Waterman in this type of role - he's very intense, but it seems put on -- a constant frown, a rough voice. As I said in another review, when he's relaxed and doing comedy mixed with drama or vice versa, he's much better. This kind of character isn't his strong suit.

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