John Le Carre’s all star The Night Manager premieres soon on BBC-1


Any John Le Carre adaptation is always essential viewing and The Night Manager which begins soon on BBC One promises to be no exception.

A contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s espionage drama – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager brings together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality.

The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) who is recruited by intelligence operative Angela Burr (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate the inner circle of international businessman Richard Onslow Roper (Hugh Laurie) and detonate the unholy alliance he has ministered between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade.

To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander) and the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki). In his quest to do the right thing, he must first become a criminal himself.


RICHARD ROPER – Hugh Laurie / JONATHAN PINE – Tom Hiddleston / ANGELA BURR – Olivia Colman / LANCE CORKORAN – Tom Hollander / JED MARSHALL – Elizabeth Debicki / REX MAYHEW – Douglas Hodge / JUAN APOSTOL – Antonio de la Torre / JOEL STEADMAN – David Harewood / GEOFFREY DROMGOOLE – Tobias Menzies / ROB SINGHAL – Adeel Akhtar / SOPHIE ALEKAN – Aure Atika / TABBY – Hovik Keuchkerian / CAROLINE LANGBOURNE – Natasha Little / FRISKY – Michael Nardone / SANDY LANGBOURNE – Alistair Petrie / SIMON OGILVEY – Russell Tovey / HARRY PALFREY – Neil Morrissey

Source: BBC Media Centre