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Preview: Chessgame – The Complete Series (DVD)

Terence Stamp achieved two career firsts in this six-part espionage drama: the series not only marked his television debut, but also saw the iconic star playing the quintessential Englishman – a university don recruited by British intelligence.

Based on Anthony Price’s acclaimed novels and with scripts from Strangers/Bulman‘s Murray Smith and Colditz/Secret Army‘s John Brason, Chessgame sees Stamp as David Audley, a history professor who also heads a small team of counter-intelligence agents. This stylish, intelligent series was first transmitted in six parts and later re-broadcast as a film trilogy. This release comprises the complete series in its original episodic format.

The series opens with the discovery of the wreckage of a plane that crashed 27 years ago. The Russians take an interest in its missing cargo, which makes it a priority operation for David Audley and his team. But it seems that the Soviets are willing to kill to keep their secret safe…

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