Sunday, April 17, 2022

Lucy Boynton: “The Ipcress File”

"The Ipcress File", directed by James Watkins, is the new ITV/AMC+ Brit-produced spy thriller TV series set in 1963, adapting the novel by Len Deighton, starring Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander: 

"...spy chief 'Major Dalby' gives small-time grifter 'Corporal Harry Palmer' a way out of 'Colchester Military Prison' by offering him a job as an intelligence officer in his small but influential Whitehall security unit.

"The unit's investigation into a missing British nuclear scientist expands into a case of international espionage which is documented in the contents of the 'IPCRESS File'. 

"'WOOC'(‘War Office Operational Communications') is a civilian department of the UK's intelligence community...

"...reporting directly to the 'Cabinet' and enjoys the fact that both 'MI5' and 'MI6' are envious of it..." 

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