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A Cold War spy thriller that tells the story of invisible wars fought by MI5.

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Series cast summary:
Tom Hughes ...  Joe Lambe 6 episodes, 2014
Jonathan Aris ...  Alan Montag 6 episodes, 2014
Victoria Hamilton ...  Sarah Montag 6 episodes, 2014
Shaun Dooley ...  DC Jim Fenchurch 6 episodes, 2014
Brian Cox ...  Daddy 6 episodes, 2014
Paul Ritter ...  Bobby Waterhouse 6 episodes, 2014
Chloe Pirrie ...  Wendy Straw 6 episodes, 2014
Zana Marjanovic ...  Yulia 6 episodes, 2014
Yevgeni Sitokhin Yevgeni Sitokhin ...  Odin 5 episodes, 2014
Judy Parfitt ...  Hester Waterhouse 5 episodes, 2014
Marcel Iures ...  Arkady 4 episodes, 2014
Stuart Whittaker Stuart Whittaker ...  MI5 Agent 3 episodes, 2014
Gemma Chan ...  Chen Mei 2 episodes, 2014
Rachael Stirling ...  Kate / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Tim Bentinck ...  Home Secretary 2 episodes, 2014
Jay Simpson ...  Colin Blakefield 2 episodes, 2014
Velibor Topic ...  KGB Hood 2 episodes, 2014
Taber Allen Taber Allen ...  Barista 2 episodes, 2014
Bartley Burke ...  Ivan 2 episodes, 2014
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Starring Brian Cox, "The Game" is a 1970s Cold War spy thriller set in the world of espionage. It tells the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as it battles to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War.

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UK

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English

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5 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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(6 parts)

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Although set in 1970s London, the show was almost entirely shot in Birmingham. The MI5 headquarters building (both interiors and exteriors). was the recently closed Birmingham Central Library, a much criticised and largely unloved example of 1970s 'brutalist' architecture, which has now (as of 2016), been completely demolished as part of a major city redevelopment scheme. See more »

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Another BBC masterpiece, with thrilling plot and solid ensemble cast
26 January 2018 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

As for Cold War events, the Brits and lately the Germans as well have produced so many good series that, from time to time, one might wonder that is it possible to outmatch them, to possess good framework and maintaining thrill, yet without insipid cliches. It is to my liking to announce that The Game has got into the list of the best of them in every aspect: there are lots of twists and turns, including each episode ending, the cast is even and distinguished, the mood and era have skilfully captured, and - last but not least - high-society British English is heard all the time. Well, one might ponder if the situation in the UK was then so harsh and unpredictable, with suspicious persons in the very top of the society, but all this does not seem ridiculous, as the logic and shift of scenes are motivated. I liked all the episodes, and it is regrettable that only one season was produced. People like Brian Cox, Shaun Doodley, Victoria Hamilton are always pleasant to follow, they have no trivial roles.


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