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Episode 1

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 16 June 2014

A British agent is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Now rumours are circulating of a plot to steal a huge consignment of diamonds belonging to a Middle Eastern Sheik. The diamonds are part of a deal to secure oil for Britain and Sir Gerald Tarrant, head of a British secret service organisation, needs some specialist help to prevent the plot being carried out. He decides to 'set a thief to catch a thief' and persuades former criminal Modesty Blaise to come out of retirement, along with her right-hand man Willie Garvin.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O'Donnell, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stef Penney.

With an original score by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, produced and directed by Kate McAll.

Credits

Modesty Blaise
Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin
Neil Maskell
Sir Gerald Tarrant
Alun Armstrong
Gabriel
Ewan Bailey
McWhirter
Alex Fearns
Grant
Matthew Gravelle
Paul
John Hollingworth
Director
Kate McAll
Producer
Kate McAll
Adaptor
Stef Penney
Author
Peter O'Donnell

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