- London Spy
Oh my, that was goooooood!
The similarities with the Pimlico case must have been at least partially intentional, but that aside….Gosh.
Wishaw’s performance was outstanding, and Jim Broadbent? Such a lovely balance of cuddly loveliness and utter menace. Am now on tenterhooks to find out what happens next….
If you missed it, get to iPlayer. Well worth it.Posted 3 years agomrhoppySubscriber
I can’t make my mind up, certainly brilliantly acted and superb technical filming but it felt light on content and I didn’t really ‘get’ how Ben Wishaws character became so involved in the other guy. I did think the ending was a bit of a cheap shot though, could have done something similar but suitably different without damaging the plot I’d have thought. I’ll probably watch it next week but I’d not lose any sleep if I miss it.Posted 3 years agoMosesMember
I thought it an excellent drama, very well paced. The gay sex scenes were possibly the most graphic I’ve seen on the box. And what the hell were those stainless steel objects for?
not sure what I think of ripping off the real spies death for a TV drama – poor taste??
I can’t see this as a problem – otherwise there would be no drama based on anything historic at all, none set in wars, no Jack the Ripper films, nothing featuring car crashes…..Posted 3 years agomrhoppySubscriber
I can’t see this as a problem – otherwise there would be no drama based on anything historic at all, none set in wars, no Jack the Ripper films, nothing featuring car crashes…..
You really can’t see the difference between referencing a very specific, individual incident that happened in the last few years and either historical incidents where there are no living participants or direct relatives even or very generic incidents?Posted 3 years agoMosesMember
Yes, I can see the difference clearly. But we’ve been making films about WW11 since 1945, and Iraq / ‘Ghan since before they ended.
In this specific instance, there are similarities to the Pimlico man-in-a-bag but also major differences that make the parallels unclear or deniable. So it doesn’t make me uncomfortable any more that the the TV programmes featuring IED disposal operations in ‘Ghan, which killed a relative of mine a few years back.Posted 3 years ago
OK I watched last night, anyone else?
I was right in shouting “not your real parents” at the telly but didnt see the next day’s twist coming
But was that really his parents?
And what did the housekeeper mean over the sausages by telling him to get away from “these people” (something like that)
And the American – what was that in the sweet? Suicide pill, tracker or what?
Hmmmmm, slightly too clever for me but Im still in for next weeks episodePosted 3 years agoprojectMember
So well acted almost real stories, and the bit in the woods a real experience so well done, loved the bit in the old pump house but didnt understand the bit about the book in the pipe.
Its going to be a classic of its time and for the young lad to fom Q in James Bond to this is a huge leap of direction.Posted 3 years agoransosMember
loved the bit in the old pump house but didnt understand the bit about the book in the pipe.
I was wondering about that: also, we were told that they had a relationship for 8 months, so I wondered if we would see some flashbacks that would give clues to Alex’s death. Or maybe we already have.
Verbruggen also directed The Bridge, and London Spy certainly seems to have a Nordic noir flavour to it.Posted 3 years agoallthegearMember
TV drama, BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06pmnwn/episodes/playerPosted 3 years ago
Oh my that was good.
The club scene near the end was excellent, re “settling up”. They also fully captured the ambiance of a club before that. Stuffy, reserved, but yet calm and relaxing.
Am hooked. Brilliant storytelling, excellent acting and filming. What TV drama should be.Posted 3 years ago
Agreed – top episode
Have also been wondering about the book in the pipe he hid the combination device
Possibly some secrets from when he was a rent boy he may cash in before the end?
Also thinking about the strange motif record bloke recognised and linked to the mobile phone at the end
Whats the connection between a music celeb and an escort agency which is presumably linked to the spooks?
Hmmmm – roll on next weekPosted 3 years agodeadlydarcyMember
It’s probably worth sticking with Debz but I nearly gave up at the same point. It’s not as good as it’s being made out to be, but it’s still better than a lot of stuff. A poor script and some terrible acting from Ben Whishaw is being compensated for by some classy production and atmospheric cinematography. NOIR…MOAAARRRR NOIR PLEASE! It’s not bad, but it’s not great either.Posted 3 years ago
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