There are many things to love about BBC as a network for original programming, but to us, one of the biggest ones is the commitment to the story first. Take, for example, “The Secret Agent.” This is an adaptation that we feel could have easily been stretched out to eight episodes if the network had ordered it so, but instead, you’re getting three stories that are put together to neatly tell the intended story. The first one is airing over the course of tonight, and you may be through with it by the time you are reading this article.
So for this sake of moving forward, the network describes episode 2 with the following synopsis:
“Michaelis’s suspicions threaten to scupper Verloc’s planned bomb attack. Back in London, Heat faces the Professor’s madness, and Winnie finds herself alone with Ossipon.”
Basically, the title in many ways speak for itself, as you can expect some of the themes of espionage and intrigue on this show to continue. We have so many series and shows over the years where trying to secretly stop attacks are a theme — hey, just look at another BBC product in “The Night Manager” for further evidence of that. The primary difference here is that with this show, you’re going back into a 19th-century setting, one where resources are different and characters have to be a tad more creative in figuring out their methods. We expect a few surprises in episode 2, and also some serious danger. Here’s to hoping it meets some of your expectations…
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