London Spy - Ben Whishaw
London Spy - Danny (Ben Whishaw) ©2015 Working Title

In the much awaited London Spy Episode 1 tragedy strikes for Danny (Ben Whishaw) forcing him to pursue the dangerous truth behind his lovers death.

London Spy is billed as a “gripping, contemporary, emotional thriller” from the acclaimed author Tom Rob Smith,who also wrote the praised Child 44 movie.

The story involves a innocent, young, romantic who is drawn into a dangerous world of espionage when he falls in love with a man he meets by chance on Lambeth Bridge.

London Spy Episode 1 – Clip

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London Spy Episode 1 – Official Lowdown


A romance between an MI6 code genius (Ed Holcroft) and a man working dead-end jobs (Ben Whishaw) promises happiness for both.

But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the dangerous truth behind his death.

Out of his depth in the world of espionage Danny seeks help from his wise mentor Scottie (Jim Broadbent), embarking on a journey where no one is what they seem.

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling and Edward Holcroft
Writer: Tom Rob Smith
Director: Jakob Verbruggen
Producer: Guy Heeley


This first episode of five airs in the UK on BBC Two on Monday November 9th 2015 at 9pm to 10pm but a date yet to be fixed for next years airing on BBC America.

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