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The Secret Agent 

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Verloc, the owner of a seedy shop in Victorian Soho, plays a dangerous game spying on an agitating anarchist group that will prove useful to the foreign power he is secretly working for.
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Series cast summary:
Toby Jones ...  Verloc 3 episodes, 2016
Vicky McClure ...  Winnie Verloc 3 episodes, 2016
Charlie Hamblett ...  Stevie 3 episodes, 2016
Marie Critchley ...  Jessie 3 episodes, 2016
Tom Goodman-Hill ...  AC Stone 3 episodes, 2016
Raphael Acloque ...  Ossipon 3 episodes, 2016
Stephen Graham ...  Inspector Heat 3 episodes, 2016
David Dawson ...  Vladimir 3 episodes, 2016
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ...  Michaelis 3 episodes, 2016
George Costigan ...  Sir Ethelred 3 episodes, 2016
Ash Hunter ...  Hedges 3 episodes, 2016
Ian Hart ...  The Professor 3 episodes, 2016
Penny Downie ...  Lady Blackwood 3 episodes, 2016
Selina Boyack Selina Boyack ...  Annie Stone 3 episodes, 2016
Philip Rosch ...  Councillor Wurmt 2 episodes, 2016
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Verloc, the owner of a seedy shop in Victorian Soho, plays a dangerous game spying on an agitating anarchist group that will prove useful to the foreign power he is secretly working for.

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This is the fourth time that Joseph Conrad's novel has been adapted for the BBC. See more »

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Version of The Secret Agent (1975) See more »

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Uninspiring and badly dated......
18 July 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Secret Agent based on Joseph Konrad's work of the same name, for me at least, is rather uninspiring and badly dated.

This series, on first view, feels like a "dull artifact" that expresses stale, somewhat paranoid sentiments, from a bygone era.

Unlike similar series, such as Reilly Ace of Spies, there's nothing overly exciting on offer here. Reilly beautifully captured the essence of an early period of political intrigue and built an enjoyable tale around it. By contrast, The Secret Agent, simply feels like a proxy for the exhumed opinions of long dead political elites, afraid of the Communist bogey man.

The acting in this series and production values, as is often the case in the UK, are of a high standard. Its not for me, the performances, that are in question, however. The whole proposition seems anachronistic, when filtered through 21st century eyes. The Secret Agent, might have worked as a satire or adapted to a comedic format but, as serous drama, to me, it feels like an absurdity. Five out of ten.


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