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[01/11/14 - 01:38 PM]
BBC America Announces Cold War Spy Thriller, "The Game," and Premiere Dates for Upcoming Series at TCA Winter Press Tour
Also on tap: "24 Hours on Earth" (Tuesday, March 11), "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" (Tuesday, March 25) and "The Real History of Science Fiction" (Saturday, April 19).







GAME, THE (BBC AMERICA)
Premieres in Fall 2014 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from BBC America's press release, January 2014) BBC AMERICA announced new Cold War spy thriller, The Game, set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage. The six-part drama series will premiere this fall as part of BBC AMERICA's Dramaville programming block, the home of groundbreaking British drama. Written and created by Toby Whithouse (Being Human, Doctor Who), The Game tells the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as it battles to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War. When a KGB defector reveals the existence of a devastating Soviet plot, codenamed Operation Glass, the charismatic but paranoid head of MI5, simply known as Daddy (Brian Cox, Troy, The Bourne Supremacy), assembles a secret committee to investigate. Maybe they're the best, maybe they're just the ones he trusts. Each episode will see the team uncover a new traitor to investigate, another piece of the jigsaw and another mission into the unknown. With Cold War tensions at a terrifying peak, how far are they prepared to go to keep ahead of the great game? The series also stars Tom Hughes (Dancing On The Edge, Cemetery Junction), Paul Ritter (Quantum Of Solace, The Libertine), Shaun Dooley (The White Queen, Misfits), Chloe Pirrie (Misfits, Black Mirror), Victoria Hamilton (Lark Rise To Candleford, What Remains), Jonathan Aris (Sherlock, Bright Star) and Judy Parfitt (Call The Midwife, Little Dorrit). The Game is produced by BBC Cymru Wales for BBC One and executive produced by Faith Penhale, Brian Minchin and Toby Whithouse.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Cox as Daddy
· Chloe Pirrie
· Jonathan Aris
· Judy Parfitt
· Paul Ritter
· Shaun Dooley
· Tom Hughes
· Victoria Hamilton
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Minchin as EP
· Faith Penhale as EP
· Toby Whithouse as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Worldwide Productions