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Episode 3

Frustrated by working to Secret Service rules, Modesty and Willie decide to break free - a risky decision. Stars Alun Armstrong.

The action moves from France to Egypt. Frustrated by their lack of progress in finding the supposed diamond thief, and by having to work by Secret Service rules, Modesty and Willie decide to go their own way and play the live bait caper. It proves to be a risky decision.

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


Modesty Blaise . . . Daphne Alexander, Willie Garvin . . . Neil Maskell, Sir Gerald Tarrant . . . Alun Armstrong, Gabriel . . . Ewan Bailey, McWhirter . . . Alex Ferns, Grant . . . Matthew Gravelle, Paul . . . John Hollingworth.

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

15 minutes


Role Contributor
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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