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Game, Set and Match

BLOATED SPY GAMES from busy-busy pen of LEN DEIGHTON. IAN HOLM is returned to active service to sort out familiar rotten-apple suspicions. Mega-budgeted affair, trailing heels across London, Berlin and Mexico, but which subsequently bombed in the ratings. AMANDA DONOHUE, FREDERICK TREVES and PETER VAUGHN ran for cover.



  1. George White

    October 20, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Bizarrely formed part of the Granada Studios tour, as if kids would be interested in the series’ mockup of Checkpoint Charlie.

  2. Richardpd

    October 20, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    The Berlin Wall coming down was a recent event when I visited in 1991, so I guess it would have been of interest.

    • David Smith

      October 21, 2022 at 5:52 pm

      I visited pre-1989, when the schtick was a bunch of barking German guards storming the tram you were in demanding “papers” and threatening to confiscate your camera. Was fun, if in retrospect possibly not funny.

  3. Glenn Aylett

    October 21, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    Ah the Granada Studios tour, which I scrimped my dole money in 1993 to visit on a coach trip from Whitehaven. Yes I remember the very convincing Berlin Wall set, the set of New York with an American police car, and the House Of Commons where you could take part in mock debates. Of course, most people went to see the set of Coronation St and there was some ride called The Coronation St Carousel, which revolved around well known scenes from the soap’s history. I do recall some old lady being ecstatic about seeing the show’s clips from 30 years earlier.

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