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London Spy 

A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.

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Series cast summary:
Ben Whishaw ...  Danny 5 episodes, 2015
Edward Holcroft ...  Alex 5 episodes, 2015
Jim Broadbent ...  Scottie 5 episodes, 2015
Zrinka Cvitesic ...  Sara 4 episodes, 2015
Samantha Spiro ...  Detective Taylor 4 episodes, 2015
Harriet Walter ...  Claire 3 episodes, 2015
Josef Altin ...  Pavel 2 episodes, 2015
Richard Cunningham ...  Danny's Lawyer 2 episodes, 2015
Adrian Lester ...  Professor Marcus Shaw 2 episodes, 2015
David Hayman ...  Mr Turner 2 episodes, 2015
Charlotte Rampling ...  Frances 2 episodes, 2015
Lorraine Ashbourne ...  Mrs Turner 2 episodes, 2015
Nicolas Chagrin Nicolas Chagrin ...  Charles 2 episodes, 2015
Priyanga Burford ...  Clinician 2 episodes, 2015
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A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.

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9 November 2015 (UK) See more »

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London Spy See more »

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Scottie's car is a Jensen CV-8. They were produced in small numbers between 1962 and 1966 and powered by large Chrysler V8 engines. It was one of the fastest production cars of its era, with a top speed of 136mph. Only 500 were made. See more »

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Frances: You either step into the abyss or step back from it; you cannot walk along its edge for long.
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A slow fizzle
29 July 2016 | by markfranhSee all my reviews

There's absolutely no denying this is another example of a wonderfully made British drama production. It is beautifully filmed. The acting marvelous. The directing and editing probably won awards. The subject not one that could even have been tackled a generation ago.

But ...

But, although my wife and I were mesmerized by the first three episodes and absolutely enthralled by the production and couldn't wait for the next one, during the fourth episode I started to get one of those "oh-oh" feelings that the whole plot was just going off the rails. It just felt like the writer wasn't too sure where to do with the whole thing and how to resolve what he started and just making it up minute to minute.

During the final episode that fear was confirmed as the two of us just sat there in silence enduring what we were now committed to watching as we'd made it through the first part of the series. At the end of the episode, I just turned it off in disbelief and my wife summed it up with something like, "what a waste of time that was." So much potential with what started out so promisingly but it all spiraled its way downhill in a painful fizzle for the final 45 minutes. So disappointed. In some ways, the final episode reminded me of bad science fiction it was so silly.

Look, IF you've started watching it and wonder what is happening, by all means finish it. However, if you are reading these reviews prior to seeing episode 1 then both of us would suggest you don't waste your time as you will find yourself let down when it reaches the end.


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