The British intelligence service takes on some of its most implacable foes—international terrorists and the Soviet bloc—in these two 1980s miniseries based on books by bestselling novelist and espionage expert Gerald Seymour. In The Glory Boys, a joint Palestinian-IRA hit team sets out to kill an Israeli nuclear scientist (Rod Steiger) visiting London, and a British agent (Anthony Perkins) is charged with stopping them. Tension builds throughout this finely honed thriller, as hunter becomes hunted. Alfred Burke and Joanna Lumley give terrific supporting performances. In the riveting Cold War drama The Contract, a British intelligence office calls a former operative to help the Soviets' leading missile designer escape to the West, but the the action heats up when family loyalties prove as important as politics.
"The Contract supports its ending with dramatic tension and strong performances throughout."—DVD Verdict