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Patriot 

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Follows the complicated life of intelligence officer John Tavner, whose latest assignment - to prevent Iran from going nuclear - requires him to forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous non-official cover.

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Steve Conrad
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Series cast summary:
Michael Dorman ...  John Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Kurtwood Smith ...  Leslie Claret 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael Chernus ...  Edward Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Kathleen Munroe ...  Alice Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Aliette Opheim ...  Detective Agathe Albans 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Chris Conrad ...  Dennis McClaren 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Terry O'Quinn ...  Tom Tavner 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Julian Richings ...  Peter Icabod 15 episodes, 2015-2018
Gil Bellows ...  Lawrence Lacroix 14 episodes, 2015-2018
Zoe Schwartz ...  Sophie 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Tony Fitzpatrick ...  Jack Birdbath 12 episodes, 2015-2018
Jolie Olympia Choko ...  Myna Albans / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2018
Sylvie Sadarnac ...  Det. Lucie Prum-Waltzing / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Marcus Toji ...  Stephen Tchoo 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Antoine McKay ...  Gregory Gordon 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Charlotte Arnold ...  Ally O'Dhonaill / ... 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Sadieh Rifai ...  Mahtma El-Mashad 8 episodes, 2017
Azhar Usman ...  Kkyman Candahar 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Mike O'Connell ...  Ron 8 episodes, 2017-2018
Chastity Dotson ...  Carol 8 episodes, 2017-2018
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John Tavner doesn't really fit in with his quirky colleagues at the industrial piping corporation where he works. They don't really know much about him, but what they don't realize is that his life has been anything but mundane. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, he has assumed a fake persona as an average businessman when in reality he is actually a highly skilled intelligence officer, who took the piping job because of the routine business trips to Luxembourg, and because the job is secluded and too dull to be noticed. Unfortunately for him a European cop is at his heels trying to discover who he is, his incessantly grim and nervous coworker Mr. Icabod has figured out that he isn't who he says, and Steven, a chubby employee with a recent brain injury, is starting to remember a horrible act which John may have inflicted. Written by Gasmaskproductionsbooks

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The information on Candahar's UK Driving Licence shows his birthday as 12th August 1977 in the U.K., that he can drive a car (B+E), a small lorry (C1+E) and a small bus with a trailer (D1+E), a tractor (F), a sit-on mower (K), an electric vehicle (L), vehicles exempt from duty (N) and a moped (P). and his address as 11 St. Swithins Road, Jaywick Sands, Essex, CM1 1NG. The L category is shown twice, however. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, the pipeline company executives grill the main character about his knowledge of pipelines. The head honcho mispronounces the type of weld he is asking about - a fillet weld - which is correctly pronounced "fill-it". See more »

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Dennis: [John's eyes go wide in horror when he sees Dennis putting the caption "Capture A Guy" on his cell-phone's schedule] Hey, don't put Capture A Guy!
Dennis: Well I've gotta put something!
John Tavner: Fine, just write "CG" or something.
Dennis: Good coding!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Be Not So Fearful (Jeff Tweedy Cover)
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Written by William James Fay
Performed by Jeff Tweedy
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Don't assume anything from the title, this is a dark and smart comedy
10 January 2017 | by russmillerwy-957-682439See all my reviews

Thankfully, this is anything but a paint-by-numbers action series about spies starring somebody like Chuck Norris. This is a quietly hilarious black comedy about the snowballing consequences of acting on inaccurate intelligence information. It's not funny in a slapstick, goofy, unrealistic way like Get Smart of Spy Hard. It's more like Breaking Bad. The comedy surprises you by putting our hero, an intelligence agent, in absurdly bungled situations. These are usually not his fault and almost always made worse by what he has to do to carry out his mission. Shellshocked by what his trusted colleagues' mistakes (maybe even outright incompetence) have put him through, he puts his sadness into autobiographical musical lyrics for folk songs. He plays these with his guitar on park benches and coffee houses in countries where, hopefully, people who hear them won't understand English and rat him out.

His father, a distinguished former Congressman now working for the State Department as his boss, his brother, a loyal but childlike successor to his father's Texas Congressional seat, and his faraway wife help him along and keep him from quitting, getting arrested, or losing his mind. I can't describe to you how much I laughed in the first ten minutes of this pilot or how much I look forward to seeing the rest of them when they're finished. This is something new and unique like (as another reviewer mentioned) the first Coen brothers movie I ever saw. You don't know what's going to happen next, but you know it's going to be wickedly entertaining.


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5 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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