Airdate: The Night Manager

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Much-anticipated UK drama The Night Manager begins on BBC First in March.

The 6 part drama is described as a contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s best-selling novel of the same name.

The stellar cast features Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki, Russell Tovey, Alistair Petrie, Douglas Hodge, David Harewood, Katherine Kelly, Tobias Menzies and Neil Morissey.

Tim Christlieb, Director of Channels BBC Worldwide ANZ, said: “I am incredibly excited to be bringing this big-budget, super slick spy thriller to BBC First viewers. It’s real edge-of-the-seat stuff with some gripping performances from an all-star cast.”

Starring BAFTA-winning Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), multiple Emmy® nominee Hugh Laurie (House), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) and Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch) the six-part drama is a contemporary interpretation of le Carré’s 1993 novel and the first television adaptation of a John le Carré novel in more than 20 years.

The Night Manager brings together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Colman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki), Pine must himself become a criminal.

The Night Manager is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organised crime, the novel was a bestseller in the United States and the UK, translated into over 20 languages and has sold over a million copies in North America alone.

8.30pm from Sunday March 20 on BBC First.

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