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Tom Hughes and Brian Cox are to star in
BBC One's new spy drama The Game.
The Cold War thriller - which
starts shooting this month - has been devised by Being Human creator
The Game will follow the activities of a secret committee investigating
a potentially devastating Soviet plot, codenamed Operation Glass.
head of MI5 - codenamed Daddy (Cox) - assembles a team of top operatives,
including troubled but genius interrogator Joe Lambe (Hughes) and the rakish
head of counter-espionage Bobby Waterhouse (Paul Ritter).
Making up the
rest of the team are Waterhouse's quick-witted deputy Sarah Montag (Victoria
Hamilton), her husband Alan (Jonathan Aris) - an expert in bugging and
interception - Special Branch detective Jim Fenchurch (Shaun Dooley) and
secretary Wendy Straw (Chloe Pirrie).
Each episode, the team will uncover
a new Soviet sleeper agent working on Operation Glass in the UK - and each name
on their list brings them one step closer to understanding Operation
Toby Whithouse promised that The Game will be "a
thrilling mystery, with exciting and complex characters".
"These are some of the finest actors working in television today and it's an
honour to have them on our show," said the writer and executive
Tom Hughes said: "Joe is the type of character that you come
across very rarely - on the surface one person, but inside someone entirely
"He's running away from himself. It is those parts that always
attract me, the ones that don't just tick a box, they challenge. I couldn't be
more delighted to have signed up for this project."
Brian Cox added: "I
am delighted to be part of the new BBC One drama The Game. The rich
character-driven storylines were a real draw, and really capture the intense
feeling of the cold war period."
A six-part hour-long drama, The
Game will film in Birmingham, London and Wales.