An Englishman, Jonathan Pine (played by Tom Hiddleston), is working as the night manager of a Cairo hotel. He gets involved with a local woman who is the girlfriend of a local gangster. Through her relationship with the gangster she has acquired information linking illegal international arms sales with Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie), an English billionaire. She is soon found dead, murdered due to her having this information. Fearing for his own life, Pine flees, ending up working at a remote hotel in Switzerland. Two years pass, and then Roper visits the Swiss hotel. This rekindles Pines thirst for revenge, and he is enlisted by British Intelligence to spy on Roper. What follows is a very dangerous game of intrigue and deception. Written by
Did You Know?
The arms stock list in episode 1 lists an American F-22 Raptor jet. During its entire production (and to this day) the F-22 was banned from being exported to any other nation, including allies, by congressional order. Thus it is absolutely impossible for anyone other than the U.S. Air Force to acquire an F-22. See more
The scenes at Istanbul harbor ("Haydarpasa Dockside") were not shot there. The Arabic alphabet and the car plates hint that Morocco was used. See more
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