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Restless (BBC-1 2012, Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell)

Hayley Atwell in Restless

Thriller Restless spans from world war II to the 1970′s when in 1976 Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her mother Sally has been for years living an extraordinary double life. She discovers that her mother’s real name is Eva Delectorskaya and that she was a spy for the British Secret Service during the second world war.

As we move back into the past we discover what led to Eva being recruited by English spy Lucas Romer. The duo also quickly begin an affair but when a mission in the united states goes awry it seems that danger is everywhere and so Eva becomes Sally and goes on the run.

Brilliantly made, Restless also benefits from a fabulous cast. Both storylines, the 1930’s and 1970’s are equally absorbing.

Rufus Sewell and Hayley Atwell in Restless.

Rufus Sewell as Lucas and Hayley Atwell as Eva.

production details
UK / BBC One – Endor Productions – The Sundance Channel / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 2012

Writer: William Boyd from his novel of the same name / Producers: Hilary Bevan Jones, Paul Frift / Executive Producers: William Boyd, Matthew Read, Christian Vesper / Director: Edward Hall

cast
Hayley Atwell as Eva Delectorskaya
Rufus Sewell as Lucas Romer
Michael Gambon as Old Lucas
Charlotte Rampling as Sally Gilmartin
Michelle Dockery as Ruth Gilmartin