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A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

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Edward Hall

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Dockery ... Ruth Gilmartin
Michael Peter Willis Michael Peter Willis ... Jochen
Charlotte Rampling ... Sally Gilmartin
Hayley Atwell ... Eva Delectorskaya
James Norton ... Kolia
Rufus Sewell ... Lucas Romer
Cedric Leherle Cedric Leherle ... Speaker (Fascist Meeting)
Ronald France Ronald France ... Mr. Delectorski
Conrad Kemp ... Soldier
Anthony Calf ... Gerald Laird
Aidan Cook ... Instructor
Jennifer Steyn Jennifer Steyn ... Elocution Coach
Edwin Thomas ... Edward
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ... Sergeant
Adrian Scarborough ... Morris Devereux
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1976:- Ruth Gilmartin (Michelle Dockery) visits her mother Sally (Charlotte Rampling) in rural Cambridgeshire and is amazed to learn she is a Russian refugee born Eva Delectorskaya, recruited as a spy by the British in 1939. After narrowly escaping death in the Netherlands, Eva (Hayley Atwell) is sent to America to seduce the married Mason Harding (Bertie Carvel), an adviser to the President, to find out if the Americans intend joining the war, a mission she successfully accomplishes. However, a second assignment is to supply a map to American agents supposedly outlining a planned German invasion of the States, but Eva spots errors in the map, informing her spy master and lover Lucas Romer (Rufus Sewell) and other colleagues. Though the map fools the President, Eva survives an attempt to kill her, and as her fellow spies die one by one, is convinced she was betrayed. Even in the 1970s, many years after the event, she believes her life is in danger and shocks Ruth by buying a shotgun ... Written by comma space

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When in the US the newspaper is dated August 21st 1940. This should be 1941. See more »

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Could have done much better
13 January 2013 | by iain-218See all my reviews

This was poor and left me grieving for BBC Drama - who is going to make quality television if the BBC can't? It had a lot of the right ingredients - if they were re-making The Singing Detective, then Rufus Sewell would be a perfect choice, so it was only right that Michael Gambon played Sewell's older self. But the pace was slow, the plot became nonsense (was it perhaps originally a six part that was then cut down?), and the dialogue was awful. They left the worst til last though, the ending was truly dire leaving me regretting that I had spent 3 hours getting there - God knows how the actors and crew felt when they saw it, after all it took them a lot longer.

Why is this 4 and not 1, because I like the genre.


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