We find ourselves in Berlin of the 1960s. Harry Palmer is a British Army Sergeant on the move, and a smart working-class man of refined taste has all it takes to make money in the newly partitioned German city. Harry’s diverse hobbies bring him into contact with just about everybody – until the law catches up with him and everything comes crashing down on his promising path upwards.
Harry is sentenced to eight years in a dreadful military prison in England, with all of his aspirations snatched away. His impressive connections and competence haven’t gone undetected, and a British intelligence official brings him a proposal he cannot refuse. And so Harry Palmer will become a spy in order to avoid going to prison. The case he must work on first? The Ipcress File.
With this enthralling premise, the Ipcress File seems set to be the next big thing. The show to watch out for. And with its fourth episode releasing on the 27th of March, we thought it necessary to equip you with all you need to know about the series.
The cast of Ipcress File sounds way too good to be true- Joe Cole of Peaky Blinder fame stars as the elusive Harry Palmer, with the likes of Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, and Ashley Thomas playing major roles. The series has been adapted by BAFTA-winning screenwriter John Hodge into a six-part TV show. James Watkins has stepped up for the directorial role.
What is the Source Material?
The show is being adapted from the globally recognized novel- The Ipcress File, authored by Len Deighton. The book is the first in a series of works that see Harry Palmer as the hero of an ever-changing world.
The series has adapted the thrill and the style of the series quite well, taking the war-torn state of Dublin in the 60-s, with the Cold War at bay, and presenting us with a series that is no short of a cinematic masterpiece.
What Should We Expect From Episode 4?
The ITV official site promises a rather eventful fourth episode. As the series finale comes nearer, Dalby begins to suspect an American hand in Dawson’s kidnapping. He challenges General Cathcart by sending our man Harry and Jean to a Pacific Atoll bomb test.
Following a trail of confusing clues, Palmer falls into dangerous territory. Dalby becomes busy in his own pursuit of getting back a female defector of Russian nationality. Their supposed allies scheme and turn on them- and as the bomb test approaches; Harry confirms that Dalby’s suspicions were right all along. He is accused of murder, while Jean’s orders render her powerless.
Sounds quite exciting, doesn’t it?
Where Can We Watch the Show?
The Ipcress files are available to watch on the ITV channel. Episode 4 will release on the 27th of March at 9. pm. The episode is going to be an hour long.
Let us know if you’re as excited as we are to find out what happens next, and whether you’ll be tuning in every Sunday to watch the rest of the series!