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One to Watch: London Spy

London Spy is a new five-part thriller written by Tom Rob Smith, author of The Farm and Child 44, starring Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Edward Holcroft.

This gripping, contemporary, emotional thriller sees an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage.

Danny (Ben Whishaw) – down on his luck, broke, working a dead end job, falls for the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex (Edward Holcroft), an MI6 code genius. Just as the two of them realize that they’re perfect for each other, Alex is found dead in circumstances that Danny is sure have been staged.

The series follows Danny’s descent into the dangerous world of global espionage – a world for which he’s hopelessly ill equipped. He must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth, or whether the risks to his own life are too great.

Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, said: “I’ve been a huge fan of Tom’s and am delighted to be working with him, and to see his unique storytelling brought to BBC Two. This is a beautifully written love story, caught up in a spy thriller – a wonderfully complex and surprising story, of one man’s search for the truth. It promises to be a treat for the BBC Two audience, continuing the channels commitment to original authored drama.”

Don’t miss the first episode on Monday 9th November at 9pm on BBC Two!

London Spy

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