BBC Cymru Wales announces new drama – The Game

The Game is an exciting story of the lives and lies of invisible soldiers fighting a secret war and with Toby’s brilliant writing we can expect some wonderful characters and lots of surprises.”Faith Penhale, Head of Drama, BBC Cymru Wales, and Executive Producer
Date: 30.11.2012     Last updated: 02.04.2015 at 11.44
Category: BBC Two
BBC Cymru Wales today announces the commission of an exciting new drama by Toby Whithouse for BBC One: The Game, a Cold War spy thriller set in the secretive world of 1970s espionage.

The Game will tell the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as they battle to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War. When a KGB defector reveals the existence of a devastating Soviet plot, the charismatic but paranoid head of MI5 assembles a secret team to investigate.

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?

Written and created by Toby Whithouse (Being Human), The Game is 6 x 60 minutes for BBC ONE. Produced by BBC Cymru Wales and executive produced by Faith Penhale, Brian Minchin and Toby Whithouse.

Faith Penhale, Head of Drama at BBC Cymru Wales and Executive Producer, said:

"We’re thrilled to announce this fantastic new drama from Toby Whithouse for BBC Cymru Wales. The Game is an exciting story of the lives and lies of invisible soldiers fighting a secret war and with Toby’s brilliant writing we can expect some wonderful characters and lots of surprises.”

The drama was commissioned by Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One and Ben Stephenson Controller, Drama Commissioning.

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