Assets, The (ABC 2014, Jodie Whittaker, Harriet Walter)

The Assets is an eight-part limited series based on the real life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes (Jodie Whittaker).

The year 1985 serves as the backdrop to the final showdown of the Cold War when Sandy and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) vowed to find the mole who would turn out to be the most notorious traitor in US History, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys).

Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed. Living her own double life at home, this beautiful wife and mother vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovered the truth.

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Paul Rhys plays Aldrich Ames.

Jodie Whittaker as Sandy Grimes
Julian Ovenden as Gary Grimes
Paul Rhys as Aldrich Ames
Christina Cole as Louisa
Harriet Walter as Jeanne Vertefeuile
Ralph Brown as Lawrence Winston
Stuart Milligan as Paul Redmond

key behind the scenes crew
Andrew Chapman as Executive Producer
Jeanne Vertefeuille as Original Author
Morgan Hertzan as Executive Producer
Rudy Bednar as Executive Producer
Sandra V. Grimes as Original Author

show type
period espionage drama

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broadcast from
1/2/2014 – 8/3/2014
1 season with 8 episodes in total

network and production companies
ABC – Lincoln Square Productions


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.