‘London Spy’ episode guide

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Created and written by Tom Rob Smith (Child 44), BBC Two’s London Spy stars Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Edward Holcroft.

The five-part drama is the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess.

Danny (Whishaw) – gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift – falls for the anti-social enigmatic and brilliant Alex (Holcroft). Just as the two of them realise that they’re perfect for each other, Alex is found dead. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.

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Episode 1

Monday 9 November 2015, 9pm

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A romance between an MI6 code genius (Ed Holcroft) and a man working dead-end jobs (Ben Whishaw) promises happiness for both.

But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the dangerous truth behind his death. Out of his depth in the world of espionage Danny seeks help from his wise mentor Scottie (Jim Broadbent), embarking on a journey where no one is what they seem.


Episode 2

Monday 16 November 2015, 9pm

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After Danny is accused by the papers of being involved in his lover’s death, he’s invited to meet Alex’s parents – parents that Alex had told him were dead.

The mystery deepens when he arrives at their country home and discovers them to be unemotional. Danny starts to realize that he knew almost nothing about his lover’s true identity and catches a glimpse of just how deep the conspiracy around his death might go.

Apparently orchestrating the cover-up is the formidable and mysterious figure of Frances (Charlotte Rampling).


Episode 3

Monday 23 November 2015, 9pm

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In a brutal interrogation, the police accuse Danny of being responsible for his lover’s death.

Confronted with incriminating evidence, he understands that he’s being framed. Just as his pursuit for the truth hits a low, he’s knocked sideways by a devastating revelation.

In the depths of despair, the only person who can help him is Scottie. Using Scottie’s extensive political connections, they plunge into a Westminster world of power which threatens to swallow them both.


Episode 4

Monday 30 November 2015, 9pm

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Danny’s confronted with a side of his lover’s life that seems to undermine the foundation of their relationship. As he wonders whether to give up, he remembers a vital clue that he’s overlooked.

But the consequences of continuing to fight for justice are more terrible than he could possibly have imagined.


Episode 5

Monday 7 December 2015, 9pm

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Danny finally discovers the shocking truth of what happened to his lover, and what really took place that night in the attic where he died.


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