This four-part British miniseries took place just after the fall of the Soviet Union. Going through Kremlin files, a team of Soviet bureaucrats discover that two KGB "sleepers," or secret agents, were assigned to England 20 years before, and had been there ever since. One of the sleepers was a shop steward in the North, the other an urban professional in London, and neither man had any desire to return to Moscow. The Kremlin dispatched an attractive female agent to retrieve the renegade duo, thereby setting the stage for a maddening procession of double-crosses, multi-pronged conspiracies, and other assorted mayhem perpetrated by both the "good" and the "bad" guys. As much a comedy as a thriller, Sleepers was broadcast over BBC2 in 1991. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
ContentsVol. 1. The awakening ; The net tighteners
Vol. 2. On the run ; Welcome home.
-- Great Britain
Espionage, Soviet -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Spy television programs -- Great Britain.
Television comedies -- Great Britain.
|Publisher|| [United Kingdom] : [Silver Springs, MD] :[BBC Video] ;2007
[Acorn Media [distributor],
|Edition||Full screen ed.|
Clarke, Warren, 1947-2014.
Kanska, Joanna, 1959-
Flanagan, John (Screenwriter)
McCulloch, Andrew, 1945-
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
BBC Video (Firm)
Acorn Media (Firm)
Nigel Havers, Warren Clarke, Joanna Kanska.
Editor, Paul Tothill; photography, Remi Adefarasin; music, David Dundas, Rick Wentworth.
2 videodiscs ( 211 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/ 4 in.