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London Spy starring Ben Whishaw (Q) on Swedish Television

By: FSWL team
London Spy Ben Whishaw SVT
The acclaimed actor Ben Whishaw (Q in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall (2012) and last year's SPECTRE) is starring in the critically praised television series London Spy. David Meyer, another Bond personality (Grischka in the 1983 Bond film Octopussy (1983)), also appears in the series.

Broadcast schedule for Sweden:
• Episode 1 (17th January 9.45pm): If This Is a Lie. A romance between an MI6 code genius and a man working dead-end jobs promises happiness for both. But tragedy strikes when the spy dies in suspicious circumstances, forcing his lover to pursue the dangerous truth behind his death. Out of his depth in the world of espionage, Danny seeks help from his wise mentor Scottie, embarking on a journey where no-one is what they seem.

Also broadcast on 18th January 2.50am & 23rd January 10.30pm

• Episode 2 (24th January 9.45pm): I Know. After Danny is accused by the papers of being involved in his lover's death, he is invited to meet Alex's parents - parents that Alex had told him were dead. The mystery deepens when he arrives at their country home and discovers them unemotional. Danny starts to realize that he knew almost nothing about his lover's true identity and catches a glimpse of just how deep the conspiracy around his death might go. By the time he returns to London, Danny's life is in terrible danger.

Also broadcast on 25th January 2.50am & 30th January 9.25pm

• Episode 3 (31st January 9.45pm): Blue. In a brutal interrogation, the police accuse Danny of being responsible for his lover's death. Confronted with incriminating evidence, he understands that he is being framed. Just as his pursuit for the truth hits a low, he is knocked sideways by a devastating revelation. In the depths of despair, the only person who can help him is Scottie. Using Scottie's extensive political connections, they plunge into a Westminster world of power that threatens to swallow both of them.

Also broadcast on 1 February 2.35am & 6th February 9.25pm

• Episode 4 (7th February 9.45pm): I Know. Danny is confronted with a side of his lover's life that seems to undermine the foundation of their relationship. As he wonders whether to give up, he remembers a vital clue that he has overlooked. But the consequences of continuing for justice are more terrible than he could possibly have imagined.

Also broadcast on 8th February 3.05am & 13th February 11.00pm

• Episode 5 (14th February 9.45pm): Is this a lie. Danny finally discovers the shocking truth about what really happened to his lover, and what really took place that night in the attic where he died.

Also broadcast on 15th February 3.10am & 20th February 9.20pm

Facts on London Spy:
Original title: London Spy
Production country: United Kingdom
Production company: Working Title Television for BBC2
Year of Production: 2014-2015, British tv premiere 9th November, 2015
Screenwriter: Tom Rob Smith
Director: Jakob Verbruggen
Number of episodes: 5

Photo above:
Ben Whishaw as Danny and Edward Holdcroft as Joe in London Spy. © 2015 BBC/Working Title Television. All rights reserved.

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