1 9 8 4 – 1 9 8 5 (UK)
10 x 60 minute episodes
Mr Palfrey (Alec McCowen) is a mild, unassuming middle-aged man – the quintessential middle-rank British civil servant – who enjoys a spot of fishing in his spare time.
Mr Palfrey (first name never given) is also a spook.
As a senior investigator for the Special Intelligence Service (SIS), Palfrey’s office is based close to the Houses of Parliament and his work is assigned by his ‘iron lady’ female boss, known only as the Coordinator (Caroline Blakiston).
Assisting him is vicious action man Blair (Clive Wood), a younger man adept at dealing with the nastier aspects of counter-intelligence.
This Thames Television production presented a highly credible depiction of Cold War-era counter-espionage over two series’.