‘The Game’ episode guide

The Game is BBC Two’s new spy thriller series from Being Human creator Toby Whithouse. Set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage, the six-part drama stars 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 … >

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‘The Game’ Episode 4 review

It’s another week of The Game, so it’s another round of Commie-catching cat and mouse. That is, it would be if the cat and his colleagues had to wear trench coats and keep a discreet distance as the mouse went about its secret mouse business of selling cheese secrets or blueprints of mouse-traps. Can Arkady, … >

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‘The Game’ Episode 3 review

Watching The Game is like learning to appreciate good single malt. It’s a complex and carefully-crafted thing that you’d probably love to drink faster, but which you’re meant to just sip at, as the plot unfolds at its own pace. If you want a spy drama you can chug, The Game is not for you. … >

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‘The Game’ Episode 2 review

After an ambivalent opener, Episode 2 of The Game snaps into place straight away and holds its shape: that of a taut and character-driven piece of spy-work. It feels like the show that the trailer promised. ‘We endanger the few to protect the many,’ Daddy said last week, which unfortunately this week means letting women … >

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BBC Two confirms start date for spy thriller ‘The Game’

Being Human creator Toby Whithouse’s new drama The Game will begin on BBC Two later this month. Set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage, the six-part drama stars Tom Hughes (Silk) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy). The Game starts at 9pm on Thursday 30 April on BBC Two. > Read our preview. Watch the … >

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‘The Game’ preview: Our verdict on Toby Whithouse’s new spy drama

At last, espionage drama The Game is about to air on British shores. Like so much spy intelligence, it has passed through American hands first, premiering on BBC America last November. Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse’s first original drama series since Being Human was largely well-received by what the show calls ‘the cousins’ when it … >

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Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent join BBC One’s ‘War and Peace’

Further cast additions have been revealed for BBC One’s new adaptation of War and Peace. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece by Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies, the six one-hour episodes will “bring the classic to life for a modern audience on a truly epic scale”. Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter) will appear as Prince Bolkonsky, … >

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‘Bob Servant’ return date confirmed for Season 2

The new season of BBC Four’s Scottish comedy Bob Servant will begin next month. Season 2 begins at 9.30pm on Monday 9 February on BBC Four. Bob (Brian Cox), and Frank (Jonathan Watson) have thrown themselves into their first love – the burger van business. Bob confidently predicts that his cheeseburgers will act as an … >

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

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 … >

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‘The Game’ trailer: Toby Whithouse’s new spy drama

BBC America has released a trailer for Being Human creator Toby Whithouse’s new spy thriller series The Game. Set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage, the six-part drama is currently airing on Wednesday nights on BBC America in the US and is expected to air on BBC One next year. The Game‘s cast includes Tom Hughes … >

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