Bird of Prey (TV serial)
|Bird of Prey|
Freeze-frame from the computer block-graphic style animated title sequence
|Created by||Ron Hutchinson|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Original release||22 April 1982 – 27 September 1984|
Bird of Prey is a British techno-thriller television serial written by Ron Hutchinson and produced by Michael Wearing and Bernard Krichefski for the BBC in 1982. It was directed by Michael Rolfe. The second series was co-written with Lee Montague.
The series starred Richard Griffiths and Carole Nimmons as Henry and Anne Jay: Henry is a humble civil servant who finds that he and his wife are drawn into a conspiracy involving the mysterious Le Pouvoir organisation. A sequel, Bird of Prey 2 followed in 1984.
Bird of Prey made heavy use of outdoor locations around the Docklands and City Of London while Bird of Prey 2 included the newly built Blackfriars in London and Silbury Boulevard in Milton Keynes.
Bird of Prey and Bird of Prey 2 were released together on DVD9 x 2, BBC 2 Entertain, CCTV30316 (Region 2 + 4 colour PAL, UK) in 2006.
- Bird of Prey at the Internet Movie Database
- Bird of Prey 2 at the Internet Movie Database
- Bird of Prey at the BFI's Screenonline
- Episode Guide, Action TV
- DVD review, zetaminor.com
- Tony Smith, Bird of Prey: 1980s IT on the small screen, The Register, 7 November 2012
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