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Game, The (BBC-2 2014, Tom Hughes, Brian Cox)

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Period spy drama The Game is set in 1972 when MI5 agent Joe Lambe learns from a defecting KGB officer that the Soviets are about to unleash a deadly plot on the UK.

This sepia toned, nicotine stained drama will resonate with anyone familiar with the world of John Le Carre and the 2011 adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy in particular.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 6×60 minutes / Premiered 5 November 2014

Writer: Toby Whitehouse
Producer: Radford Neville

cast
Tom Hughes as Joe Lambe
Brian Cox as Daddy
Rachael Stirling as Kate Wilkinson
Victoria Hamilton as Sarah Montag
Shaun Dooley as DC Jim Fenchurch
Judy Parfitt as Hester Waterhouse
Steven Mackintosh as Tom Mallory
Gemma Chan as Chen Mei
Velibor Topic as KGB Hood
Alistair Petrie
Emma Fielding
Jonathan Aris as Alan Montag
Chloe Pirrie as Wendy Straw
Zana Marjanović as Yulia
Yevgeni Sitokhin as Odin
Paul Ritter as Bobby Waterhouse