'The Secret Agent'

Last night the BBC announced 43.5 hours of new drama. Included in that is our new project 'The Secret Agent' for BBCONE.

3 x 60' adaptation of the classic Joseph Conrad novel by BAFTA-winning writer Tony Marchant, produced by Line of Duty's World Productions for BBC One.

London, 1886. Unbeknown to his loyal wife Winnie, Soho shopkeeper Verloc works as a secret agent for the Russian government. Angry that Britain harbours violent anarchists, the Russians coerce Verloc into planting a bomb that will provoke the authorities into cracking down on these extremists. Caught between the Russians and the British police, Verloc reluctantly draws his own family into a tragic terror plot.

Tony Marchant says: "Conrad's depiction of 19th century terrorists committed to the destruction of the West, with a suicide bomber in their midst, was not only prophetic but is undeniably contemporary and compelling. Equally it is a heartbreaking story of a family caught up in the political machinations of a world in ferment."

Executive Produced by Simon Heath for World Productions and Polly Hill for BBC One.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/drama-announces-new-commissions

11/20/2014 11:44:00 AM