The Ipcress File
1962. At the height of the Cold War, ex-soldier and thief Harry Palmer (Joe Cole) is recruited to a British spy unit and sent by his boss (Tom Hollander) to retrieve a missing scientist. Aided by ambitious agent Jean (Lucy Boynton), Harry takes on a globetrotting mission to foil a political conspiracy. This “sexier take on a classic spy thriller” (Radio Times) is based on the book by Len Deighton.
In 1962, ex-soldier and convicted thief Harry Palmer is recruited by British spies to retrieve a missing scientist from East Berlin.
With dangerous former-MI6 man Randall on their tail, Harry Palmer and agent Jean begin to unravel the complex web of spies, secrets, and murder that surrounds them.
Their hunt for the scientist takes Harry and Jean to Beirut, where they close in on Randall, but the line between personal and professional soon begins to blur.
Suspecting an American hand in Dawson’s abduction, Dalby sends Harry and Jean to a Pacific atoll where the neutron bomb is to be tested.
While Jean unravels the meaning of IPCRESS, Harry’s incarceration in a brutal American jail is only the start of his nightmare journey.
Harry is back in London but finds himself enmeshed in a violent conspiracy that threatens to destabilize the free world.