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16 x 60 minute episodes
Great Britain, 1990. A dystopian future (at the time) in which Britain is under the grip of the Home Office’s Department of Public Control (PCD), a tyrannically oppressive bureaucracy riding roughshod over the population’s civil liberties.
The all-powerful PCD have done away with the rights of the individual and maintain control through ID cards, rationing, censorship and electronic and physical surveillance.
Free speech is forbidden. The rule of law no longer protects the weak and defenceless.
Journalist Jim Kyle (Edward Woodward) is a secret dissident who battles the forces of the establishment, facing imprisonment or death (or worse) at the hands of the PCD and its ruthless controller Herbert Skardon (Robert Lang).
Precariously, Kyle is a bit too keen for his own good on the lovely but lethal Delly Lomas (Barbara Kellerman), Deputy Controller in the PCD