Roper makes Jonathan his front man for a bogus tractor company and accompanies him to Istanbul for an arms deal though not before Jed has shared a confidence - and secret sex - with Jonathan, increasing Corkoran's jealousy and mistrust. Angela obtains a list of Roper's contacts from Juan Apostol, which she gives jaded MI6 officer Harry Palfrey, in exchange for news of his superior Dromgoole's corruption. However Dromgoole also sees them, endangering Angela's operation. Apostol is murdered and Angela orders Jonathan to give up his mission and return home but he refuses, believing that he is near to exposing Roper.Written by
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John le Carré: After Corkoran (Tom Hollander) causes a fracas during the restaurant sequence, Jonathan (Tom Hiddleston) apologizes profusely to an elderly man at a nearby table while shaking his hand. The disgruntled diner is none other than author John le Carré, who wrote the novel on which this mini-series is based. See more »
The deadbolt on Pine's cottage door is not operational. The deadbolt can be seen in its supposedly locked position while he closes the door at 0:11. See more »
I was in Bagdad, in 2003. And I was, um, attached to the United Nations' Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission. Catchy title. We'd had reports of of an incident in Rayat, on the Iranian border, Kurdistan. And the satellites couldn't make anything of it, so, the head of stations sent me... That's not entirely true. I volunteered, actually. Mr Burr was absolutely furious when they found out. But you know, what's the point, otherwise? And, when we got there it was a sports day. Well, ...
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First of all, Susanne Bier is one of the worst directors working today. I'm sorry to say that, but she is just awful. The way she zooms the actors till their nostril hair is just despicable to watch and totally distracts from the story. I watch this series, because I love the novel and all novels by John le Carre in general. This series does definitely not deserve any praise, nor any positive review. The only reason why this series gets positive reviews, or rather high ratings is due to Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. Just because you have good actors, doesn't mean that the quality of the series is equally good. What outrages me the most are the fan girls who tend to view everything subjectively and don't distinguish between bad and good, or average. In this case, it must be enough for them to see Hiddleston almost naked in every episode or active in a sexual intercourse? Is he a sex object? As far as I've read in an article, he is a feminist, so he wants to balance the nudity in films. However, he seems to use his body and his fan girls to achieve a huge fandom and bigger roles. His ass was also a huge advertisement while promoting Crimson Peak. That kind of conception surely is not about balancing nudity, but using nudity to become popular! This is exactly what many women do: Using their bodies beyond their talents! Sorry, I can't praise that. Especially not then, when Hiddleston is a very awkward kisser. Have read that several times on the internet, too.
Apart from that, the reason why Susanne Bier is a terrible director (which was actually proved with her miserable movie "Serena") finds evidence in the fact that in this episode she used the location Marrakech, Morocco as ISTANBUL!! Does she think that people don't know how Istanbul looks like? I've visited Istanbul many many times and the Haydarpasha port SURELY doesn't look like that, nor do the hotels look arabic or oriental. Go on, just google for yourselves! Plus, the license plate numbers were not Turkish. You thought nobody is going to notice? I'm actually pretty sure that this is against the law, and if someone from Turkey notices that they will take legal action against the director and the crew of this series! You can't just use the name of a city and film it somewhere else!
All in all, I can say that Hugh Laurie is terribly wasted in this series.
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