John Fletcher

Deep Six

Deep Six

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast spy thriller


A six-part radio spy thriller about an ex-SAS agent framed for murder and on the run

Terry Prince is an ex-SAS professional occasionally hired by the Secret Services to do special 'jobs'. His latest mission seems straightforward enough: find and retrieve a top secret file, belonging to the Department of Internal Security, that has been leaked to a left-wing magazine.

Arriving at the offices of Socialist Attack, he discovers the editor dead - and he himself suspected of murder. Falsely accused, he goes on the run from both the Internal Security Department and gangsters from London's underworld.

But Terry's cover is blown, and he soon finds himself blackmailed by a mysterious organisation who threaten to turn him in unless he works for them. Heading to a remote country mansion in Oxford with his instructions, he prepares to do battle with whatever forces await him...

Created by John Fletcher, whose writing credits include Bergerac, this gripping serial stars Freddie Lees as Terry, with John Abineri, Hubert Rees and Madeleine Cemm.

Production credits
Written by John Fletcher
Directed by Brian Miller

Terry - Freddie Lees
Thompson - John Abineri
Fortescue - Hubert Rees
Sturley/Georghiu - John Linstrum
Sir James Simpson - Conrad Phillips
Chris - Elwyn Johnson
Linda Taylor - Madeleine Cemm
Nick - Brett Usher
Watson - Ray Handy
Trader - Colin Starkey
Keith - Rod Beacham
Frank - Thomas Heathcote
Josie - Hilda Schroder
Hobson - David Sinclair
Radio voice - Roger Leach
Manny Silverman - Arnold Diamond

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 20 May-24 June 1984

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