Start date confirmed for new BBC One thriller ‘The Secret Agent’

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From the makers of Line of Duty, BBC One’s The Secret Agent will begin later this month.

Adapted by Tony Marchant (Garrow’s Law) from Joseph Conrad’s classic thriller, the three-part drama stars Toby Jones, Vicky McClure and Stephen Graham.

The cast also includes Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans) and David Dawson (Ripper Street).

Episode 1 airs at 9pm on Sunday 17 July on BBC One.

The Secret Agent Verloc (Toby Jones)

London, 1886: Verloc (Toby Jones) runs a seedy shop in the heart of London’s Soho. Unknown to his loyal wife Winnie (Vicky McClure) Verloc is paid by the Russian embassy to spy on a dangerous anarchist cell. Summoned by the Russians, he is given a mission: orchestrate a bombing that can be blamed on the anarchists and provoke a political crackdown by the British.

Verloc must source a bomb from The Professor (Ian Hart), but hide his actions from Winnie and Chief Inspector Heat (Stephen Graham) of Scotland Yard’s Special Crimes Division. Unable to persuade his anarchist ‘comrades’ to help, Verloc sets his sights on Winnie’s younger brother Stevie (Charlie Hamblett) as his accomplice.

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