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The Secret Agent 

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Verloc, the owner of a seedy shop in Victorian Soho, plays a dangerous game spying on an agitating anarchist group that will prove useful to the foreign power he is secretly working for.
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Series cast summary:
Toby Jones ...  Verloc 3 episodes, 2016
Vicky McClure ...  Winnie Verloc 3 episodes, 2016
Charlie Hamblett ...  Stevie 3 episodes, 2016
Marie Critchley ...  Jessie 3 episodes, 2016
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  AC Stone 3 episodes, 2016
Raphael Acloque ...  Ossipon 3 episodes, 2016
Stephen Graham ...  Inspector Heat 3 episodes, 2016
David Dawson ...  Vladimir 3 episodes, 2016
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ...  Michaelis 3 episodes, 2016
George Costigan ...  Sir Ethelred 3 episodes, 2016
Ash Hunter ...  Hedges 3 episodes, 2016
Ian Hart ...  The Professor 3 episodes, 2016
Penny Downie ...  Lady Blackwood 3 episodes, 2016
Selina Boyack Selina Boyack ...  Annie Stone 3 episodes, 2016
Philip Rosch ...  Councillor Wurmt 2 episodes, 2016
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Verloc, the owner of a seedy shop in Victorian Soho, plays a dangerous game spying on an agitating anarchist group that will prove useful to the foreign power he is secretly working for.

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An explosive and heart-breaking adaptation of Joseph Conrad's classic novel of terrorism, espionage and betrayal. See more »

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English | Russian

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17 July 2016 (UK) See more »

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Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent See more »

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David Suchet (who Toby Jones worked with in an episode of "Agatha Christie's Poirot" (1989-2013)) appeared as Adolf Verloc in the 1992 mini-series adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel. See more »

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Version of Sabotage (1936) See more »

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A bit lame
24 July 2016 | by pawebsterSee all my reviews

It's a strange and unconvincing story, but it has its points of interest, as it deals with the murky late Victorian world of mysterious anarchists.

Unfortunately, this BBC version is not very well done. The main problem is that it is too slow and does not flow.

Stephen Graham has a difficult part as Inspector Heat, whose doings and motivations are often obscure. Why he further encumbers this with a heavy Scouse accent is one of the mysteries of the series (I know he's from Liverpool, but he's good at accents).

As for Vicky McClure, what is her accent? It's unrelated to the speech of the rest of her screen family and also seems anachronistic to me (too many glottal stops and -d- for -t- in places). Is it that she is just using her own accent (and does she perhaps do so in every part she gets)?


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