16 July 2016

Toby Jones in Conrad's 'The Secret Agent'

The first episode of BBC 1's lavish new adaptation of Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel The Secret Agent goes out on 9 p.m. on Sunday, 17 July 2016.

London, 1886. Soho shopkeeper Verloc (Toby Jones) is paid by the Russian Embassy to spy on an anarchist cell. The Russians demand that Verloc orchestrates a bomb attack that will be blamed on the anarchists and provoke a British crackdown. Vladimir (David Dawson) instructs him to blow up the Greenwich Observatory.

Also among the cast is Irish actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.