Drama

Reilly Ace of Spies

This epic miniseries tells the true story of Sidney Reilly, the legendary super-spy who inspired James Bond. Sam Neill stars as the suave Reilly, who spied for Britain against his native Russia in the early 1900s, even plotting to overthrow Lenin. Against a backdrop of international politics and intrigue, the series depicts the life of this flamboyant, ruthless and brilliant spy.

Anna

52m 11s

1906: In France, Sidney Reilly finds himself in competition with the Rothschilds to buy Edward D'Arcy's Persian Oil concessions. Reilly meets up with his half-sister, Anna, in Paris while trying to track down his missing wife. When Anna commits suicide, Reilly finds himself alone.

Episodes

  • Dreadnought and Doublecrosses: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dreadnought and Doublecrosses

    S1 E6 - 51m 59s

    1910: Reilly angles to win the weapons contract with a complicated plan involving seduction and bribery. Unfortunately, his wife's reappearance threatens to ruin everything.

  • The Last Journey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Last Journey

    S1 E11 - 50m 24s

    1925: Reilly marries Pepita and seeks revenge on the Cheka-backed Trust for the death of his best friend, Boris Savinkov. Hoping to strike back, Reilly manipulates an invitation to Russia with the purpose of infiltrating the organization.

  • The Visiting Fireman: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Visiting Fireman

    S1 E3 - 50m 27s

    1905: Reilly is sent on a mission to a German armaments factory to obtain the plans of a naval gun. But when the operation is at risk of being exposed, Reilly must make some hard choices. Reilly's involvement marks the beginning of the age of professionalism in European espionage.

  • Endgame: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Endgame

    S1 E8 - 51m 21s

    1918: Sidney Reilly's plan to seize power from the Bolsheviks goes wrong when Lenin pushes the date of the Congress forward by two weeks. Lenin is shot but not killed when a girl fails to carry out her orders to the letter.

  • Dreadnought and Crosses: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dreadnought and Crosses

    S1 E5 - 51m 42s

    1910: Now working with a German shipping agency and having broken ties with the British secret service, Reilly is in St. Petersburg for "the arms sale of the century," a contract to rebuild the Russian fleet.

  • The Trust: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Trust

    S1 E10 - 51m 15s

    1924: Now living in New York, Reilly is working with the FBI to thwart Bolshevik agents in America. A supposedly anti-Bolshevik organization called "the Trust" agitates for Savinkov's return to Russia, but Reilly mistrusts their motives.

  • Prelude to War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Prelude to War

    S1 E2 - 50m 11s

    1904: Sidney Reilly passes information that enables the Japanese Fleet to sink the Russian Pacific Squadron, setting off the Russo-Japanese War. Reilly's wife, Margaret, leaves after her affair with Greenberg is discovered. Reilly is captured by the Russians and held as the Japanese attack begins.

  • Gambit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Gambit

    S1 E7 - 51m 54s

    1918: Reilly heads to Moscow to persuade the Bolsheviks to end their peace treaty with Germany. Should Russia fail to resume fighting in World War I, Reilly must enact an audacious plan to overthrow the government.

  • Shutdown: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shutdown

    S1 E12 - 51m 35s

    1925: As Pepita tries to discover the truth behind her husband's disappearance, Reilly is interrogated and tortured by the Bolsheviks under Stalin's orders. Back in Britain, Cummings attempts to arrange for Reilly's rescue.

  • Anna: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Anna

    S1 E4 - 52m 11s

    1906: In France, Sidney Reilly finds himself in competition with the Rothschilds to buy Edward D'Arcy's Persian Oil concessions. Reilly meets up with his half-sister, Anna, in Paris while trying to track down his missing wife. When Anna commits suicide, Reilly finds himself alone.

  • After Moscow: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    After Moscow

    S1 E9 - 51m 37s

    1918: Having fled Russia following the failed assassination attempt on Lenin, Reilly returns to London, where he is met with acclaim but also faces an official inquiry. Meanwhile, in Russia, he is tried for treason in absentia.

  • An Affair with a Married Woman: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    An Affair with a Married Woman

    S1 E1 - 1h 19m

    1901: When the spy Sigmund Rosenblum escapes from Russian custody and heads for London, he leaves the Rev. Thomas' young wife Margaret in a scandalous situation. Later, his friend Rose is murdered over a report on secret oil surveys. After seeking revenge, he marries Margaret. Rosenblum takes the name Reilly before leaving, accompanied by his new bride, for an assignment in Port Arthur.

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