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Critical Condition: The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent (SoHo, 8.30 Monday/encore, 9.30 Sunday) “The BBC can’t seem to leave The Secret Agent alone — it’s commissioned four adaptations of Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel about the social and psychological underpinnings of a bomb attack. That probably says less about Conrad than it does about the continuing relevance of terrorism as a subject […]

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SoHo Recruits Period Spy Thriller

BBC Victorian spy drama The Secret Agent will premiere next month on SoHo. Tony (Dickensian) Marchant’s three-part adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s reputedly unfilmmable novel will air 8.30 Mondays from September 12, as a curtain raiser to October’s launch of Westworld in the slot. Set in 1886 London, it starts Toby Jones as a Soho shopkeeper who spies for the Russian […]

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