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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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The Secret Agent See more »

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16:9 HD
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Set in and around Greenwich, London, England, "The Secret Agent" was filmed in and around Edinburgh, Scotland and Glasgow. Edinburgh is a film friendly city and Scotland is home to a great enthusiastic crew resource. See more »

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Version of The Secret Agent (1996) See more »

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A Travesty
28 July 2016 | by shozzas15See all my reviews

This has only the vaguest connection to the book. The names are the same, just about everything else has been modified out of all recognition. Coincidentally I read the book a few weeks ago. It's a subtle & quite unnerving book, a black comedy really, with no heroes, just people enmeshed in a fallen world of deceit & corruption.

There's very little dialogue, until near the end, when it all bursts like a suppurating boil. This obviously makes it difficult to adapt, but is no excuse for wholesale butchery; frankly if that's the best the adaptor can do he'd best just leave it. The acting was OK, but there was some poor casting. Overall a waste of everyone's time.


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