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Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

Spy thriller in which an agent is assigned to investigate a bizarre brain drain among scientists and finds himself embroiled in a world of espionage where nobody can be trusted and nothing is what it seems. Based on the novel by Len Deighton, it has spawned two sequels.

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Mon 6 Jan 2014 21:00 BBC Four

  • The Soundtrack

    John Barry's score for The Ipcress File is a fine example of popular music being used to great effect in film - something he continued in his most famous work for the Bond franchise.


    In Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies, Neil Brand describes how the opening score hints at threat and intrigue, but adds a touch of lightness, suggesting that this will be an entertaining as well as tense ride.


    You can find out more about how soundtracks went pop in episode two of Neil Brand's BBC Four series.


    The Ipcress File will be available on BBC iPlayer as part of the Sound of Cinema season on Thursday 19th September 2013.


Harry Palmer
Michael Caine
Major Dalby
Nigel Green
Colonel Ross
Guy Doleman
Jean Courtney
Sue Lloyd
Gordon Jackson
Dr. Radcliffe
Aubrey Richards
Frank Gatliff
Thomas Baptiste
Oliver MacGreevy
Harry Saltzman
Bill Canaway
James Doran
Sidney J Furie


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