A Delicate Truth

Ep 1/10

Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May



Damian Lewis begins John le Carré's gripping, brand-new novel about a good man who must choose between his conscience and his duty to the Service.

An undercover counter-operation in the British colony of Gibraltar; a middle-ranking man from the Foreign Office serving as 'eyes on' and reporting to an ambitious Minister; the aim to capture a jihadist arms-buyer: the success, assured.

But back in the UK a junior officer has his doubts and commits an unthinkable act. Three years on, he will find himself facing an impossible choice. In a journey that will take him from Cornwall to Wales via murky secrets in the depths of Whitehall, Toby Bell will try to find out the truth about the night on the Rock and bring it the attention and justice it deserves.

Tonight: Between A Rock And A Hard Place - the counter-operation swings in to action.

Read by Damian Lewis, abridged by Sally Marmion.

Producer/ Di Speirs for the BBC

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