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A great series finally on DVD
on 21 April 2006
Harry's Game made a huge impact when first shown in 1983 and at last it is realeased in its original format [unlike its video release]. Rarely for a thriller, the television adation is reasonably faithful to the source novel. The thriller is set mainly in Northern Ireland where an English undercover operations soldier, Harry Brown, is set deep into 'Provo-land' to track and hunt down the murderer of a British Minister believed to be in Belfast.
Without wanting to tell the whole story, the thriller sets up a blinding climax with one of the best final twists ever seen in a TV thriller. The series is well-acted with bravura performances by the leads Ray Lonnen and Derek Thompson who are well supported by Geoffrey Chater and Benjamin Whitrow. The DVD has one [unexpected] extra - an interview with Ray Lonnen which lasts around 20 minutes who has gives an interesting insight into the makling of the show.
An excellent series is a must-buy for those who have a serious interest in classic TV drama and who can forget the haunting theme tune provided by Clannad?