A Cold War spy thriller that tells the story of invisible wars fought by MI5.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tom Hughes ...  Joe Lambe 6 episodes, 2014
Jonathan Aris ...  Alan Montag 6 episodes, 2014
Victoria Hamilton ...  Sarah Montag 6 episodes, 2014
Shaun Dooley ...  DC Jim Fenchurch 6 episodes, 2014
Brian Cox ...  Daddy 6 episodes, 2014
Paul Ritter ...  Bobby Waterhouse 6 episodes, 2014
Chloe Pirrie ...  Wendy Straw 6 episodes, 2014
Zana Marjanovic ...  Yulia 6 episodes, 2014
Yevgeni Sitokhin ...  Odin 5 episodes, 2014
Judy Parfitt ...  Hester Waterhouse 5 episodes, 2014
Marcel Iures ...  Arkady 4 episodes, 2014
Stuart Whittaker Stuart Whittaker ...  MI5 Agent 3 episodes, 2014
Gemma Chan ...  Chen Mei 2 episodes, 2014
Rachael Stirling ...  Kate / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Tim Bentinck ...  Home Secretary 2 episodes, 2014
Jay Simpson ...  Colin Blakefield 2 episodes, 2014
Velibor Topic ...  KGB Hood 2 episodes, 2014
Taber Allen Taber Allen ...  Barista 2 episodes, 2014
Bartley Burke ...  Ivan 2 episodes, 2014
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Starring Brian Cox, "The Game" is a 1970s Cold War spy thriller set in the world of espionage. It tells the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as it battles to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

5 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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(6 parts)

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Although set in 1970s London, the show was almost entirely shot in Birmingham. The MI5 headquarters building (both interiors and exteriors). was the recently closed Birmingham Central Library, a much criticised and largely unloved example of 1970s 'brutalist' architecture, which has now (as of 2016), been completely demolished as part of a major city redevelopment scheme. See more »

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Cartoonish but Fun Spy Thriller
21 June 2015 | by stephen-lambeSee all my reviews

Many of the other reviews here - whether giving a good, bad or mediocre rating - have got the tone of this fun series about right. This is not for people looking for something in the vein of Le Carre or Deighton, excepting on a surface level. While (as many have said) it is wonderfully played with great intensity and commitment by a great cast, there's always a feeling that it's all style and no substance whatsoever. Like a parody of Le Carre novel with most of the jokes removed and Daddy's M15 never feels like it could really exist. That's not to say that it isn't good fun - I enjoyed it immensely - but while Funeral in Berlin and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will stay with me for as long as I have breath I'll have forgotten The Game in a couple of weeks, which is a bit of a shame.


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