The Ipcress File on ITV: Channel releases first images

ITV has released the first images from its TV new adaptation of The Ipcress File. Starring Joe Cole in the iconic role of Harry Palmer alongside Lucy Boynton as Jean and BAFTA award-winning actor Tom Hollander as Dalby, the drama is directed by Emmy award-winner James Watkins. It has been adapted from Len Deighton’s famed…

ITV to adapt The Ipcress File

One the most iconic movies of the 1960s, adapted from a great of the spy genre, is to get a fresh adaptation by ITV. The original Ipcress File movie starred Michael Caine as the legendary Harry Palmer, the lead character from Len Deighton’s book of the same name. Now ITV is set for a remake….

BBC confirms SS-GB transmission date

I must confess to enjoying the odd alternative reality crime story or thriller (CJ Sansom’s Dominion is highly recommended) and bloody love Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther novels set in war-time Berlin. Len Deighton, on the other hand, is regarded by many as one of the top spy novelists of all time, and his stories –…

BBC announces new crime drama for 2015

It was a busy old day over at the Beeb yesterday (Wednesday 18th November). Not only did DG Tony Hall and Controller Of Drama Ben Stephenson get everyone into a lather by announcing two new episodes of Luther, they also announced more new crime drama for 2015. This announcement included news about a second series…