London Spy

2016 • BBC America
77 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (6)

1 Episode 1
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.
2 Episode 2
After Danny’s accused by the papers of being involved in his lover’s death, he’s 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.
3 Episode 3
In a brutal interrogation, the police accuse Danny of being responsible for his lover’s death. Confronted with incriminating evidence, he understands that he’s being framed. Just as his pursuit for the truth hits a low, he’s 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.
4 Episode 4
Danny’s 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’s overlooked. But the consequences of continuing for justice are more terrible than he could possibly have imagined.
5 Episode 5
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.
101 Sneak Peek
Take a sneak peek at how it all begins…After a heavy night on the party scene, Danny finds himself standing on the Lambeth Bridge, asking the London skyline if life gets any easier. London answers him with a chance encounter, an early morning runner who stops to ask if he’s OK.

About this show

London Spy begins with a chance romance between two people from two very different walks of life—one from the high-powered ranks of investment banking and the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess. But their love story quickly unravels when the reclusive banker disappears under suspicious circumstances, exposing his real identity as a spy and forcing his lover down a dark path to reveal the truth. The stirring five-part mystery features Danny, an innocent, young romantic drawn into a dangerous world of espionage.
77 reviews
Josh Price
June 29, 2016
I had much higher hopes. I love Ben Whishaw however this series kept me invested only because I had hoped for more closure or an exciting twist or an incredible revelation. Definitely not worth buying but if it were on Netflix I wouldn't have been too upset by the time I wasted. I hope there is a second season because if that is the way it ends it'll be more disappointing then I thought.
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Salvatore Conti
January 27, 2016
Superb acting. A relief not to have every detail painfully explained. A great 'edge of your seat drama' -- in slow motion. Visually delightful. I've only watched the first episode so far and looking forward to more.
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The Mango Mussolini
July 22, 2017
Quirky, off-centered, definitely not run of the mill. Not sure I grasped the intent of the writer, but it was an interesting story with a lot of twists and turns.
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