Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Episode 1

Episode 1 of 6

Cold War spy thriller. When a defecting KGB officer reveals details of a devastating Soviet plot, a team of MI5 officers must do everything they can to stop it.

London, 1972. A war has unfolded unlike anything anyone has ever known. A complex and invisible war fought not by armies but individuals. The secret services on both sides of the Iron Curtain would exploit any weakness to further their aims.

When a defecting KGB officer reveals details of a devastating Soviet plot, the charismatic head of MI5 must assemble a secret committee to help protect Britain. As the Soviets awaken sleeper agents to carry out the plot, the new team are faced with an unidentified, invisible threat. The first agent has been blackmailed into working for the KGB. As MI5 scramble to identify his role in Operation Glass, Joe Lambe becomes obsessed with the reappearance of his nemesis, the Soviet agent codenamed 'Odin'.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 30 Apr 2015 21:00

More episodes


You are at the first episode


See all episodes from The Game


Role Contributor
Joe Lambe Tom Hughes
Daddy Brian Cox
Bobby Waterhouse Paul Ritter
Sarah Montag Victoria Hamilton
Alan Montag Jonathan Aris
DC Jim Fenchurch Shaun Dooley
Wendy Straw Chloe Pirrie
Hester Waterhouse Judy Parfitt
Yulia Zana Marjanovic
Arkady Marcel Iures
Odin Jevgenij Sitochin
David Hexton Scott Handy
Kitty Gabrielle Scharnitzky
Home Secretary Tim Bentinck
Comic Nick Holder
KGB Hood Velibor Topic
Waiter James Northcote
Writer Toby Whithouse
Director Niall MacCormick
Producer Radford Neville
Created by Toby Whithouse


Who is Joe Lambe?

Who is Joe Lambe?

Actor Tom Hughes talks about his enigmatic character in The Game.

Writing The Game

Writing The Game

Toby Whithouse talks about writing the series for BBC Writers Room