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

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Toby Whithouse
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Series cast summary:
Tom Hughes ...  Joe Lambe 6 episodes, 2014
Jonathan Aris ...  Alan Montag 6 episodes, 2014
Victoria Hamilton ...  Sarah Montag 6 episodes, 2014
Shaun Dooley ...  DC Jim Fenchurch 6 episodes, 2014
Brian Cox ...  Daddy 6 episodes, 2014
Paul Ritter ...  Bobby Waterhouse 6 episodes, 2014
Chloe Pirrie ...  Wendy Straw 6 episodes, 2014
Zana Marjanovic ...  Yulia 6 episodes, 2014
Yevgeni Sitokhin ...  Odin 5 episodes, 2014
Judy Parfitt ...  Hester Waterhouse 5 episodes, 2014
Marcel Iures ...  Arkady 4 episodes, 2014
Stuart Whittaker Stuart Whittaker ...  MI5 Agent 3 episodes, 2014
Gemma Chan ...  Chen Mei 2 episodes, 2014
Rachael Stirling ...  Kate / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Tim Bentinck ...  Home Secretary 2 episodes, 2014
Jay Simpson ...  Colin Blakefield 2 episodes, 2014
Velibor Topic ...  KGB Hood 2 episodes, 2014
Taber Allen Taber Allen ...  Barista 2 episodes, 2014
Bartley Burke ...  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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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(6 parts)

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Color
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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 completely demolished as part of a major city redevelopment scheme. See more »

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References Gorky Park (1983) See more »

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A Le Carré light
24 March 2017 | by dawnraidsSee all my reviews

Call it a Le Carré light. MI5, spies and Cold War. Toby Whithouse, Sarah Dollard and Debbie O'Malley deliver 6 episodes of good fun and high entertainment full of suspense and surprise. Excellent mood and camera play, the viewer is convincingly cast back to a London of the 70's.

A tremendous performance from the entire cast especially Paul Ritter playing the hypocritical British public school creep! Worth watching if only for his performance and the exquisite interaction with his assistant the superb Chloé Pirrie (a touch naive, upright, loyal researcher).

The suspension of disbelief is perhaps called for to draw maximum enjoyment. The strength of the production rests chiefly on the convincing relationships fleshed out.

Why oh Why does the BBC have to nip above average productions in the bud. Xen is another example. It seems that the minute a viewer's brain is in any way engaged the Corporation pulls the plug out on it! Let's have some more please!


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