London Spy: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
London Spy

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Quality performances help keep London Spy engaging, even though its plot sometimes meanders.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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User Ratings: 224

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Air date: Nov 9, 2015

A chance romance seems promising for an investment banker and a young man, but when the banker disappears, things begin to unravel.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2015

After being accused of involvement in his lover's death, Danny is invited to meet Alex's parents, who he believed to be dead.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2015

In a brutal interrogation, the police accuse Danny of being responsible for his lover's death.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2015

Danny is confronted with a side of his lover's life that seems to undermine the foundation of their relationship; as he wonders whether to give up, he remembers a vital clue that he has overlooked.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2015

Danny learns the truth about what happened to Alex, and what took place in the attic on the night he died.

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Cast & Crew

Ben Whishaw
Danny

Actor
Edward Holcroft
Alex

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Josef Altin
Pavel

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Zrinka Cvitesic
Sara

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Jim Broadbent
Scottie

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Samantha Spiro
Detective Taylor

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Critic Reviews for London Spy: Season 1

Audience Reviews for London Spy: Season 1

  • Feb 22, 2021
    If you are expecting a James Bond or John Wick type of show you will be disappointed. This is more of a slow burn with lots of twists and turns. The characters are complex and it will be hard to decide what you think of them until later in the series when you learn more and see them in different situations. Wishaw, Holcroft, and Broadbent all do an excellent job of portraying the nuances of their characters. If I had any complaint it would be about the lose ends and the characters that appear but you don't quite know what they added. Perhaps more episodes could have resolved that since this series only had 5 episodes.
  • Jul 08, 2020
    As a drama about espionage, or the lives of the ones involved in it - this is a shallow, unrealistic and often ridiculous (max 5/10) piece of comic-strip/drama. As a drama about people and relationships - this could be an interesting, deep, touching, beautifully told and acted (9/10) drama; but only if it would give up the poor aforementioned "spy" theme and choose another, more realistic and relevant subject matter in order to inject suspense into the plot, and drama into the lives of its characters - as many European crime dramas do so well.
  • Jun 12, 2020
    Really poor series. I did not mind the gay relationship, it was well portrayed. The series had a slow start and did pick up in the middle BUT the last episode was very poorly done. Skip this and find something better to watch.
  • Jun 02, 2020
    Alternately slow and frustrating, the pop up characters, the gruesome cause of death and the waste of a valuable resource says a lot about the length storytellers will go to in order to prolong an unsatisfying story. So many wasted, quality characters. At least the story was tied up in the last episode into a nice little bundle to stave off too many questions.
  • May 12, 2020
    Great spy series set in the world of London perverts. Grotesque and stylish.
  • May 05, 2020
    A beautifully-done story of espionage, filled with excruciating longing and sorrow. Complicated, but not pretentious. The characters being gay is not central to the story, but the series mirrors the taboos of sex in society.
  • Apr 07, 2020
    1st Episode was so incredibly booring. Then it got slowly better but not worth watching
  • Dec 30, 2019
    A bit what The OA did with science fiction (give it an "artistic" patina that bordered on independent film and contemporary dance), LONDON SPY does with the spy thriller. Yes, there is a mystery, that once it is fully posed you can't wait to find out what the hell is going on. But it takes its time, it builds slowly, patiently, it puts you completely in the protagonist's shoes so that you feel his anguish and you really worry about whether you're crazy, I mean, excuse me, if he's crazy, or what's happening to both of you (him and you) is real. Beautifully crafted.
  • Dec 14, 2019
    Brilliantly written, shot and acted by all hands. Wishaw is headed for greatness as an actor.
  • Dec 10, 2019
    It was great...slow, but necessary in order to develop the storyline. There were some over the top scenes, especially, at the end...but great acting and intriguing topic matter.

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