The Piglet Files Season 1
S01 E01Sep 7, 1990
A Question of Intelligence Sep 7, 1990 Peter Chapman, an electronics professor at the Polytechnic, is followed by two MI5 agents (we find out later it's Dexter and Lewis). The agents at MI5 have had trouble figuring out how to use the technical equipment they're given for surveillance, and two higher-ups, namely Maxwell and Drummond, are impressed with Chapman's teaching credentials. So Peter is given a small incentive to join up - he's fired from his job at the Polytechnic! He interviews for the MI5 position and when they finally tell him what it's really about, he asks for a code name. Maxwell says he's been watching too many movies, but Peter is disappointed so they give him a code name: Piglet. Piglet's job is to assist in instructing the agents on how to use the equipment. Unfortunately, he inadvertently bungles a job in which Dexter and Lewis were trying to prevent Peter's supervisor from defecting to the USSR. So Maxwell and Drummond read Peter the riot act for messing up his first day on the job, but at the same tim
S01 E02Sep 14, 1990
Fair Exchange Sep 14, 1990 Peter starts having nightmares about being tortured by enemy spies. At the office, Peter is asked what he knows about a Dr. Volganyn. Peter has read a paper by this scientist theorizing about an invisible radio system - a completely undetectable listening device. The scientist, who is Soviet, is defecting and giving the secrets of the listening device to the British. Since the Russians know all the safe houses, the new guy, Piglet, is suckered into hosting this person at his house. Wondering what he will tell his wife, Sarah, he comes up with the story that the guy was one of his school classmates and that they played football together, but it turns out the defector is female. This creates some awkwardness between Peter, Sarah and Dr. Volganyn, whose first name is Nadia. Peter leaves the house briefly to pick up some lager, warning Sarah to be careful, but when he returns Sarah is gone. The Soviets, in an attempt to retrieve Volganyn, kidnapped the wrong woman. Lubenkov, an official wi
S01 E03Sep 21, 1990
A Room with a View Sep 21, 1990 Peter Chapman and his MI5 team keep a couple transmitting information to East Germany under surveillance.
S01 E04Sep 28, 1990
The Ice-Man Cometh Sep 28, 1990 When a KGB officer is shot, he mistakenly identifies Chapman, who subsequently becomes a target.
S01 E05Oct 5, 1990
The Beagle Has Landed Oct 5, 1990 Chapman is sent by Drummond to plant a bug in the headquarters of an activist group
S01 E06Oct 12, 1990
Now You See It Oct 12, 1990 Chapman and MI5 team up with a pushy CIA agent to search for a plane and its radar-defeating black box.
S01 E07Oct 19, 1990
A Private Member's Bill Oct 19, 1990 When an MP says he wants to unify MI5 and MI6, Piglet and the team are sent to investigate him.