The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.
Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.
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. Four 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
At one stage much earlier, this production was going to be a major cinema movie with a theatrical release with Dustin Hoffman starring and the late Sydney Pollack directing. The pair previously collaborated on Tootsie (1982). 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 »
The first three episodes were painfully slow. I had hoped they were leading to a complex story with some depth to characters and some surprises and twists which never came in my opinion. The acting was cheesy and I could not bring myself to like or care about any of the characters. The storyline became totally unbelievable in last few episodes but I struggled through to the end. I was hoping for something like the fantastic "The Honourable Women" but was sorely disappointed! I have never written a review on IMDb before but felt I should offer an alternative opinion to the generally rave reviews of this show. Even the great cast couldn't save the flimsy plot and poor writing. The Balearic scenery was the best part.
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