Defence of the Realm (1986)

Mystery & Thriller
1h 36min
Age rating


Gabriel Byrne
Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen
Greta Scacchi
Nina Beckman
Denholm Elliott
Vernon Bayliss
Ian Bannen
Dennis Markham
Fulton Mackay
Victor Kingsbrook
Bill Paterson
Jack Macleod
David Calder
Harry Champion
Frederick Treves
Arnold Reece
Annabel Leventon
Trudy Markham
Alexei Jawdokimov
Dietrich Kleist
Danny Webb
Danny Royce
Prentis Hancock
Frank Longman
Michael Johnson
Humphrey Channing
Mark Tandy
Philip Henderson
Nicholas Coppin
1st Newsroom Deputy
Veronica Duffy
2nd Newsroom Deputy
David Hatton
Picture Editor
Philip Whitchurch
Cuttings Librarian
David Lyon
Political Pundit
Pip Miller
Police Sergeant Ross
David Halliwell
Remand Centre Screw
John Rees
Minister at Funeral
Noel Johnson
Club Member
Hubert Rees
Club Waiter
James Fleet
Ministry Man
Al Matthews
First US Controller
Barbara Coles
Third US Controller


A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up,Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss, an old hack, and Nina Beckam the MP's assistant to find out the truth.

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