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The Ipcress File, TV Series, 2022 IMDB

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dsl SX

2022-03-08 21:24

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Remake of the 1965 film as a 6-part TV series, set 2 years earlier.

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2022-03-08 22:51

Filmed in the UK and Croatia.

dsl SX

2022-03-11 00:33

If the only locations are Liverpool and Croatia, Croatia is a very versatile country for contrasting scenery - it's doubled up so far (midway in ep 4) for West and East Berlin, Beirut, Helsinki and Finland forests, and a mid-Pacific tropical island.

Also puzzling why they backdated it all to 1963 - the vehicle dates are all over the place, throughout the 1960s and maybe a couple even newer. But best moment was this in "Beirut"
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... a speedboat with its own website.

Gag Halfrunt UK

2022-03-11 01:22

Croatia certainly has plenty of islands.

The novel was published in 1962.

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dsl SX

2022-03-15 15:53

Overall a comic-book style thriller - some clunky bits and an overblown plot - but it was a fun ride with some wryly amusing dialogue to paper over some of the hiccups.


Ep 1.01 - "West Berlin" interior
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dsl wrote If any of our bus fans have had longstanding desires to ID "West Berlin" single deckers from just the interior views, now's your chance .... Unless it's a tram, but there's no hint (in script or any view) that it might be.

kudos wrote Looks like a tram to me.

Ep 1.01 - dossier photo of Beetle
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... looks late 60s ....

Ep 1.05 - stock footage of "US" freeway
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Other 60s stuff: I got the impression they enjoyed themselves inserting all these period references

- nice bit of background CGI for 1963 "London" - the Post Office tower under construction (1961-64). Subtle tribute on billboard as well to "The Manchurian Candidate", which has a similar underlying plot theme to Ipcress File.
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- pedal car
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- cassette-like tape recorder/player used by US spy boss; lots of phones on a Minister's desk
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- cookbooks; caravan
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Planes for impdb (in order of appearance):
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No idea how well they may or may not match "1963" ....

Corkeyandpals US

2022-11-01 17:20

Aircraft at: https://impdb.org/index.php?title=The_Ipcress_File

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