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The Little Drummer Girl 

TV-MA | | Drama, Thriller | TV Series (2018)
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A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk.
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Series cast summary:
Simona Brown ...  Rachel 6 episodes, 2018
Gennady Fleyscher Gennady Fleyscher ...  Schwilli 6 episodes, 2018
Clare Holman ...  Miss Bach 6 episodes, 2018
Daniel Litman ...  Daniel 6 episodes, 2018
Michael Moshonov ...  Shimon Litvak 6 episodes, 2018
Florence Pugh ...  Charlie / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Michael Shannon ...  Martin Kurtz 6 episodes, 2018
Alexander Skarsgård ...  Gadi Becker 6 episodes, 2018
Kate Sumpter ...  Rose 6 episodes, 2018
Alessandro Piavani ...  Mario Rossino 5 episodes, 2018
Lubna Azabal ...  Fatmeh Al-Khadar 4 episodes, 2018
Amir Khoury ...  Michel / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Iben Akerlie ...  Anna Witgen 3 episodes, 2018
Adel Bencherif ...  Tayeh 3 episodes, 2018
Shlomo Bar-Aba ...  Noah Gavron 3 episodes, 2018
Alexander Beyer ...  Dr Paul Alexis 3 episodes, 2018
Charif Ghattas Charif Ghattas ...  Khalil Al-Khadar 3 episodes, 2018
Katharina Schüttler ...  Helga Stern 3 episodes, 2018
Jeff Wilbusch ...  Anton Mesterbein 3 episodes, 2018
Roee Adar Roee Adar ...  Oded 2 episodes, 2018
Shane Attwooll ...  Pub Theatre Manager 2 episodes, 2018
Jeremy Child ...  Chancellor 2 episodes, 2018
Charles Dance ...  Commander Picton 2 episodes, 2018
Edward Davis Edward Davis ...  Willie 2 episodes, 2018
Tom Hanson ...  Paulie 2 episodes, 2018
Ricki Hayut Ricki Hayut ...  Professor Irene Minkel 2 episodes, 2018
Max Irons ...  Al 2 episodes, 2018
Bethany Muir ...  Sophie 2 episodes, 2018
Sam Troughton ...  Captain Meadows 2 episodes, 2018


A bomb, delivered in a suitcase, goes off inside the house of an Israeli attaché in West Germany. A team of Israelis seek to put an end to the increasing number of bombings, all of which are masterfully thought out by an elusive Palestinian. The Israelis identify an eccentric English actress and manage to turn her into one of their agents, with whose help she brilliantly wins the confidence of the Palestinian network until she is accepted as one of their own. Written by r_tripleus

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Seduction. Manipulation. Betrayal. Never Trust A Spy.


Drama | Thriller


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Simona Brown, who played Rachel, was also in another John le Carré mini-series, The Night Manager (2016). See more »


Shots of the reel to reel tape recorder, supposedly recording, had the device in 'play' mode , not record mode. In record mode the play/record selector turns a further 30 degrees. The 'tapes' stacked on top of the filing cabinet are 9 track half inch reel to reel tapes , not quarter inch audio tapes. See more »


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A fine spy thriller that captures the feel of the era in which it is set
3 December 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This six part adaptation of John Le Carré's novel of the same title opens in late 1970s West Germany as a bomb explodes in the home of an Israeli diplomat. The Israeli secret service are determined to put a stop to the attacks, which they believe are being orchestrated by a particular Palestinian terrorist. To this end a small team works to identify somebody they can put undercover in the terrorist's organisation. They select Charlie Ross, an English actress with radical left-wing associations. She is approached and ultimately recruited but can they trust her not to side with the terrorists she is meant to be infiltrating when even she doesn't know which side she will back in the end.

People expecting the style of the recent BBC adaption of 'The Night Manager' might be a little disappointed but anybody wanting a gripping drama that really captures the feel of the era should love this. South Korean Director Park Chan-wook, best known fairly extreme films like 'Oldboy' and 'Sympathy for Mister Vengeance', shows he can do restraint as we are gradually introduced to the protagonists and watch Charlie being recruited; this is not a rapid procedure. The deeper she gets the more the tension rises; approaching the final episode I had no idea how it would end for Charlie. The cast is good; especially Florence Pugh who excels as Charlie. Overall I'd say this series is well worth the effort; I really enjoyed it.

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19 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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The Little Drummer Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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