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Game, The (BBC-2 2015, 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.

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UK / BBC Two / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 2015

Writer: Toby Whitehouse / Producer: Radford Neville

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Tom Hughes as Joe Lambe
Brian Cox as Daddy
Paul Ritter as Bobby Waterhouse
Victoria Hamilton as Sarah Montag
Jonathan Aris as Alan Montag
Shaun Dooley as DC Jim Fenchurch
Chloe Pirrie as Wendy Straw
Judy Parfitt as Hester Waterhouse
Timothy Bentinck as Home Secretary

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