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ITV commission six-part thriller The Ipcress File

ITV has announced the commissioning of a new six-part thriller based on Len Deighton’s The Ipcress File. The Ipcress File was the first thriller written by Len Deighton and the basis of a stand-out 1965 Michael Caine film. This new TV versions is written by BAFTA winner John Hodge, directed by Emmy Winner James Watkins … >

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‘SS-GB’ episode guide: What happens next?

SS-GB is a new thriller set against a Nazi occupied London. Adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history novel, the five-part drama series is penned by James Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale). Buy the original novel on Amazon here. Detective Douglas Archer is played by Sam Riley, Barbara Barga by Kate … >

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‘SS-GB’ spoiler-free review: Episode 1 sets up a febrile atmosphere

‘Allo ‘Allo, what’s this? It’s November 1941, and it’s fourteen months after the Germans have won the Battle of Britain. Buckingham palace lies in ruins, Churchill’s been shot in front of a firing squad, swastika-emblazoned flags are draped over the nations landmarks. The bodies of Captain Mainwaring and the rest of the Home Guard of … >

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BBC One orders ‘SS-GB’ spy drama from James Bond writers

BBC One has announced the commission of SS-GB, based on the novel by Len Deighton. The five-part drama will be adapted by writers Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, who have co-written scripts for five James Bond films (The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall). Robert Wade and … >

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