Mr. Palfrey of Westminster

Overview

As one of the quintessential examples of a revisionist spy saga, the British drama series Mr. Palfrey of Westminster originally ran on ITV in 1984 and 1985. The program starred Alec McCowen (Frenzy) as the title character, a deceptively laconic and laid back Brit who refers to himself, modestly, as a civil servant, but in truth operates covertly as one of the most gifted counterespionage experts in the world. Palfrey is supervised, throughout his various missions, by a woman known simply as The Coordinator ...
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Overview

As one of the quintessential examples of a revisionist spy saga, the British drama series Mr. Palfrey of Westminster originally ran on ITV in 1984 and 1985. The program starred Alec McCowen (Frenzy) as the title character, a deceptively laconic and laid back Brit who refers to himself, modestly, as a civil servant, but in truth operates covertly as one of the most gifted counterespionage experts in the world. Palfrey is supervised, throughout his various missions, by a woman known simply as The Coordinator (Caroline Blakistan), who sends an assistant (Clive Wood) to keep tabs on the maverick spy. Palfrey, however, has his own highly deliberate way of doing things and refuses to conform to conventional practices. This set contains all ten episodes from the complete series, including The Honeypot and the Bees, The Defector, Return to Sender, Official Secret and The Baited Trap.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2010
  • UPC: 054961829293
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  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 8:21:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,992

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Disc #1 -- Mr. Palfrey of Westminster: Episodes 1-4
1. Interupped Leave [9:05]
2. Keeping Watch [7:20]
3. Mutual Appointment [8:27]
4. An Informal Visit [8:02]
5. The Business of Prague [7:39]
6. Obey Our Instructions [9:33]
1. Otherwise Engaged [8:06]
2. Open His Mouth [8:51]
3. Not the Dentist [7:59]
4. The Word [9:13]
5. Questioning a Daughter [8:21]
6. A Violin Maker [6:15]
1. A Very Big Fish [8:06]
2. A Paradoxical Man [8:51]
3. Send Him Back [7:59]
4. An Old Friend Needs Help [9:13]
5. Out of Favor [8:21]
6. To Win, Take Risks [6:15]
1. It Smells [8:26]
2. Mr. Armitage [9:25]
3. Watching River House [8:58]
4. Secret Computer [7:44]
5. Walking the Dog [8:00]
6. What Kind of Truth? [8:08]
Disc #2 -- Mr. Palfrey of Westminster: Episodes 1-4
1. Can Palfrey Help? [8:16]
2. As Long As the Assignment Takes [9:12]
3. Old Lovers [8:28]
4. Exposing Your Queen [8:05]
5. Instructions for Grant [7:55]
6. Churchyard Drop [8:58]
1. Extreme Curiosity [8:05]
2. Many Acquaintances, Few Friends [7:36]
3. Confidence in Everything [8:23]
4. Only One Solution [7:33]
5. A Sensible Man [8:01]
6. Black Ice [10:32]
1. Working in the Dark [10:01]
2. A Deliberate Cut [8:18]
3. Mistaken Identity [9:49]
4. The Value of Assassination [7:48]
5. Getting Out of Town [8:24]
6. Trick of Hypnosis [5:19]
1. Wrong Way [8:04]
3. Expendable [9:34]
2. Expenses [8:24]
4. The Name Benedict [8:37]
5. The Spy Hunter [8:18]
6. My Last Visit [8:45]
Disc #3 -- Mr. Palfrey of Westminster: Episodes 5-6
1. Palfrey: A Terrier [8:03]
2. American Cousins [8:28]
3. Hot Potato [8:40]
4. The Middle Man [8:10]
5. Modern Star Wars [8:16]
6. A Dirty Operation [7:51]
1. Frog in the Throat [8:38]
2. Create Alarm [8:44]
3. Brains vs. Brawn [7:49]
4. Devious Bastards [8:08]
5. The Baliev Connection [8:19]
6. All Russians Love Mushrooms [6:44]
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Disc #1 -- Mr. Palfrey of Westminster: Episodes 1-4
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      Episode 1: Once Your Card Is Marked
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      Episode 2: The Honeypot and the Bees
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      Episode 3: The Defector
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      Episode 3: Music of a Dead Prophet
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