EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Tom Hughes (Dancing On The Edge) has joined the cast of BBC One’s upcoming Cold War spy drama series The Game. Hughes’ previous drama credits include stints on Silk, Page Eight and The Lady Vanishes.
According to my sources, Hughes has been cast as Joe, a case officer who is assigned to a secret team which is assembled at the behest of the Director-General of MI5. The BBC has yet to announce or confirm any cast members for The Game, however, TVWise previously broke the news that Lark Rise To Candleford alum Victoria Hamilton has also been cast in the six episode skein.
Created by Toby Whithouse, The Game is set during the 1970s and tell the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War. The series begins just as a KGB defector reveals the existence of a devastating Soviet plot. The charismatic but paranoid head of MI5 then assembles a secret team to investigate. The series, which has received an order for six hour-long episodes, is being produced by BBC Cymru Wales with Faith Penhale, Brian Minchin and Toby Whithouse serving as executive producers. Complicit helmer Niall MacCormick is attached to direct.