Archangel (BBC Thriller, Daniel Craig)

In two part thriller Archangel, scripted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais from the novel by Robert Harris, historian ‘Fluke’ Kelso (Daniel Craig) is given a lead on a lost journal written by Stalin. His efforts to track it down lead him to Russia and the discovery of an unknown child of Stalin’s who is about to make a bid for political power.

Cast: Daniel Craig as Kelso; Gabriel Macht as O’Brian; Konstantin Lavroneko as Josef; Lev Prygunov as Mamantov; Alexey Diakov as Suyorin; Anna Gerasimova as Anna; Claudia Harrison as Louise; Valery Chernyak as Old Papu

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Writers: Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais / Novel: Robert Harris / Script Editors: Sarah Brown, Lisa Osborne / Music: Rob Lane / Executive Producers: Justin Bodle, Jessica Pope, Laura Mackie / Producers: Christopher Hall, Katya Marakulina / Director: Jon Jones

UK / BBC One – Power / 2×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 19-20 March 2005

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