After a plane explodes over Washington D.C. panic begins to envelop the British embassy, and its ambassador to the U.S. Mark Brydon finds himself caught up in a potentially damaging diplomatic incident.
Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon ... See full summary »
In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.
This production's producer Mark Shivas said of this mini-series: "Burgess, Maclean, Philby and Blunt believed that what they were doing was not betraying their country, but serving it. But how long can you hold on to youthful idealism? Peter Moffat's script is about friendship, passion and conviction - it's about how far they were prepared to go to realise their ideals, and their unshakeable faith in their beliefs."" See more »
Anthony Blunt is given a sporran by "Queen Mary". The Queen he is seen conferring with several times is Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother. See more »
High production values and a great story drive this excellent show along at just the right pace. Never rushed or drawn-out. A few oddities with the script - some things don't seem to flow right but minor. Perhaps the editor put a few bits of film in the wrong place! David Higgs' photography is a joy to watch - it would almost be worth watching without any sound! Aspiring DPs (directors of photography)should look at his lighting, framing and camera movement. Lovely use of long lenses to separate the characters from the background. Older DPs should start to worry!
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