Picks and Pans Review: Mystery's Reilly: Ace of Spies
So there's not much violence and even less flesh. TV can be fun without it—and filled with intrigue, suspense, excitement and romance. Reilly proves it. In this 12-part series (introduced by Vincent Price), Sam (The Final Conflict) Neill plays a turn-of-the-century British spy who steals German and Russian secrets, tries to overthrow Lenin and then disappears in Russia. Reilly the rebel and rake is no James Bond. "He's not a gentleman, he's probably a socialist," sniffs one of his snooty fellow spooks. But he is fascinating to watch. And the best of it: Sidney Reilly the spy really lived.