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A Cold War spy thriller that tells the story of invisible wars fought by MI5.

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 Joe Lambe (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Alan Montag (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Sarah Montag (6 episodes, 2014)
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 DC Jim Fenchurch (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Daddy (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Bobby Waterhouse (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Wendy Straw (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Yulia (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Odin (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Hester Waterhouse (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Arkady (4 episodes, 2014)
Stuart Whittaker ...
 MI5 Agent (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Chen Mei (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Kate / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Home Secretary (2 episodes, 2014)
Jay Simpson ...
 Colin Blakefield (2 episodes, 2014)
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 KGB Hood (2 episodes, 2014)
Taber Allen ...
 Barista (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Ivan (2 episodes, 2014)
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Starring Brian Cox, "The Game" is a 1970s Cold War spy thriller set in the world of espionage. It tells the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as it battles to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War.

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Drama | Thriller

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5 November 2014 (USA)  »

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Although set in 1970s London, the show was almost entirely shot in Birmingham. The MI5 headquarters building (both interiors and exteriors). was, the recently closed, Birmingham Central Library, a much criticised and largely unloved example of 1970s 'brutalist' architecture , which has now (as of 2016) been demolished as part of a major city redevelopment scheme. See more »

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Badly played
14 June 2015 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

One part 'Tinker, Tailor', and one part 'Spooks', moody thriller 'The Game' tells the story of an attempt by the British government (in a thinly fictionalised 1970s) to spoil a major Soviet intelligence operation. There's the possibility of at least one mole, office politics, and a brooding air of tension amid general social decay. But what made John Le Carre's story so brilliant was its minimalism: not one thing happened that wasn't necessary for the plot. 'The Game' needs too many set pieces and seems to present an intelligence agency repeatedly guilty of both bizarre judgement and operational incompetence. The love story woven into the story has its own tragic conclusion; but none of the subtlety of George Smiley's complicated, broken relationship with Ann. Tom Hughes is underpowered in the lead role; the supporting cast, however, at least play their (somewhat stereotyped) parts with gusto.


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