CIRCLES OF DECEIT
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"Superb" --The Mirror (U.K.)
Former special-forces operative John Neil (Dennis Waterman, New Tricks, The Sweeney) remains on call for the brass at Britain’s security services. Whether taking on Irish terrorists, tracking down professional assassins, or pitting his wits against ruthless drug dealers, the ex-SAS man harbors no illusions about the work he’s doing--or the people he serves. He faces down deadly adversaries as well as devious bosses who keep him on a need-to-know basis, forcing Neil to rely on his instincts and his training in a world of betrayal, danger, and deceit.
Top British actors guest star in these four feature-length dramas, including Derek Jacobi (I, Claudius), John Hannah (The Mummy), Peter Vaughan (The Remains of the Day), Kate Buffery (Trial & Retribution), Clare Higgins (Silent Witness), and Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey).
Top Customer Reviews
The equivalent of 4 films, each story is a different mix of plots, with Neil often left to his own instinct for survival when his leaders have decided he is expendable. But this is one spy with a conscience, with spirit, with a nightmare past, but also with a heart for compassion and love. Plenty of action too. A reminder of good intrigue comparable to another British series "A Mind to Kill" but without as much blood.
All 4 episodes average 98 minutes and do have SUBTITLES. Many big guest stars in key roles.
1 THE WOLVES ARE HOWLING takes place in Belfast as the John goes undercover to discover arms information connected to the IRA. He also finds a connecting romantic interest. Neil is haunted by the violent terrorist-caused death of his wife and young son, mental anguish that will carry on in all 4 episodes. Randal (Derek Jacobi-Cadfael) is his handler on the case. Liam McAuley (Peter Vaughn-`Lorna Doone' `Bleak House') a sort of IRA Godfather is Neil's target, but daughter Eilish (Clare Higgins-`Hellraiser' `Pride & Prejudice') catches Neil's heart. Suspenseful, emotional, catastrophic finish.
2 SLEEPING DOGS finds ex-agents in the UK with secrets and willingness to sell.Read more ›
I only logged on to see if more sessions, and will always get this series as soon as more come out.
It was with a dash of sadness that I realized this is the first set on DVD in N. America.
The first reviewer did a fine job as I skimmed his review.
This is a spy drama that is addicting, touching, romantic in a way both genders should enjoy, fascinating and with quality stories that grab you. The actors and all involved should be praised for such a gift.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this primarily because I enjoy Dennis Waterman so much in the New Tricks series. But this is a dark and violent product and doesn't show him in his best roles. Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Tom
Sometimes moved a little slow for me. I expected Dennis Waterman to be more like the Dennis Waterman in New Tricks.Published on June 27, 2013 by Christy A. Forkenbrock
It is hard for anything with Dennis Waterman in it to be lousy. His character here is rather more serious than in other shows (such as The Minder or New Tricks). Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Picky traveler
Don't be confused with the release date of 2011, this series dates to 1995, and it shows.
Yes, there are many individuals in the series whose names and faces you will... Read more
Are we Jaded? Rate this product. . . We EXPECT what we purchases to BE. To work without difficulty, without oops, without interruptions, to provide the intended use. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by halh
Dennis Waterman is an excellent actor and Circles of Deceit is very well done. The story lines are interesting and I was impressed by the acting capabilities of all performers... Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by Julie Elliott