BBC One’s three-part drama The Secret Agent will premiere on Sunday July 17th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Secret Agent is set in London in 1886 and follows Soho shopkeeper Verloc, who, unbeknownst to his wife, works as a secret agent for the Russian government. Angry that Britain harbours violent anarchists, the Russians coerce Verloc into planting a bomb that will provoke the authorities into cracking down on these extremists. Caught between the Russians and the British police, Verloc reluctantly draws his own family into a tragic terror plot.
The three-part drama, based on the Joseph Conrad novel, was adapted for television by Garrow’s Law scribe Tony Marchant and is being produced by World Productions. The cast includes Toby Jones (Wayward Pines), Vicky McClure (Line Of Duty), Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire). Ian Hart (The Driver), Tom Goodman-Hill (Humans), David Dawson (Ripper Street), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Love/Hate) and Raphael Acloque (Pushaway). Charles McDougall is the director. Simon Heath and Poly Hill are the executive producers.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.