‘The Secret Agent’ trailer: Toby Jones and Vicky McClure in BBC One spy thriller

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A trailer has been released for The Secret Agent, BBC One’s upcoming three-part drama from the makers of Line of Duty.

Adapted by Tony Marchant (Garrow’s Law) from Joseph Conrad’s classic thriller, the new series stars Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Vicky McClure (Line of Duty), Stephen Graham (This is England), Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans) and David Dawson (Ripper Street).

The Secret Agent begins at 9pm on Sunday 17 July on BBC One.

Watch the trailer…

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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