‘The Game’ won’t be returning for second season

Writer Toby Whithouse has confirmed that The Game has been axed. Set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage, the six-part drama launched on BBC Two in April, starring Tom Hughes (Silk) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy). Whithouse announced on Twitter yesterday: “Sad to confirm that there’ll be no 2nd series of The Game. … >

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‘The Game’ finale review

If there’s one thing the finale of BBC Two’s The Game makes abundantly clear, it’s that Toby Whithouse should really write a DCI Jim Fenchurch spin-off. One where, each week, Shaun Dooley gets to be angry at a criminal such as a KGB agent or someone who nicked the money from the Post Office till. … >

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‘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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