‘The Game’ pics gallery: First look at BBC One’s new spy drama

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BBC America has released a set of promotional images for Being Human creator Toby Whithouse’s new spy thriller series The Game.

The six-part drama’s cast includes Tom Hughes (Silk), Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy), Paul Ritter (Quantum Of Solace), Shaun Dooley (Misfits), Chloe Pirrie (Black Mirror), Victoria Hamilton (What Remains), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock) and Judy Parfitt (Little Dorrit).

The Game cast

The Game Tom Hughes

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Set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage, The Game is currently airing on Wednesday nights on BBC America in the US and is expected to air in the UK on BBC One next year.

Creator Toby Whithouse has also written several episodes of Doctor Who, including ‘School Reunion’, ‘A Town Called Mercy’ and ‘The God Complex’.

The Game Brian Cox

The Game Tom Hughes 2

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The official synopsis reads: “The Game will tell the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as they battle to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War. When a KGB defector reveals the existence of a devastating Soviet plot, the charismatic but paranoid head of MI5 assembles a secret team to investigate.

“Each episode will see the team uncover a new traitor to investigate, another piece of the jigsaw and another mission into the unknown. With Cold War tensions at a terrifying peak, how far are they prepared to go to keep ahead of the great game?”

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