1981-1990CrimeMichael CustanceMysteryUnited Kingdom

Michael Custance – Spyship (1983)

Spyship is one those those excellent cerebral thrillers which used to make every new season at the BBC a treat to look forward to. Sadly those days are long gone. In the meantime, we can remember.

Plot: Tom Wilkinson investigates the sinking of a British civilian vessel in the North sea. As his father was a seaman on board he has a very personal interest in the case, but he becomes drawn into the plight of the other families too. They want answers; later they don’t. Not surprisingly, he meets with opposition and even violence from the powers-that-be in their attempts to cover up the truth.

The ending of the series was regarded as shocking at the time. Strangely, in our supposedly more civilised society, it seems less shocking now, probably because we’ve come to expect such things in the name of ‘national security’. I won’t give it away.

I found the title of the series – Spyship – curious. It’s a spoiler in itself, but when I look back on the series as a whole and at a little distance, I don’t think the title refers to a ship at all – I think it refers to Britain and so stands as a rather involving metaphor.

Solid production values and good performances all round, with a tense script. Directed for bleak suspense, and succeeds at it.

Highly recommended.


Container:	Matroska
Runtime:	52mn 47s
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Aspect ratio:	4:3
Frame rate:	25.000 fps
Bit rate:	
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