Exit, where to look and what to expect?
We find ourselves in the Berlin of the 1960s. Harry Palmer is a sergeant in the British army on the move, and a smart working-class man with refined taste who has what it takes to make money in the city. newly divided Germany. Harry’s various hobbies bring him into contact with just about everyone – until the law catches up with him and everything falls apart on his promising upward path.
Harry is sentenced to eight years in a terrible military prison in England, with all his aspirations ripped out. His impressive connections and skills have not gone unnoticed, and a British intelligence official brings him an offer he can’t refuse. And so Harry Palmer will become a spy in order to avoid going to prison. The case he should work on first? The Ipcress folder.
With this exciting premise, the Ipcress file seems like the next big thing. The show to watch. And with its fourth episode releasing on March 27, we felt it necessary to provide you with everything you need to know about the series.
The cast of Ipcress File seems too good to be true – Joe Cole of Peaky Blinder fame plays the elusive Harry Palmer, with Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander and Ashley Thomas playing major roles. The series was adapted by BAFTA-winning screenwriter John Hodge into a six-episode TV show. James Watkins has applied for the role of director.
What is source material?
The show is adapted from the world famous novel – The Ipcress File, written 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 style of the series quite well, taking the war-torn state of Dublin in the 60s, with the Cold War at a distance, and presenting us with a series that is not short of a cinematic masterpiece.
What should we expect from episode 4?
The official ITV website promises a rather eventful fourth episode. As the series finale approaches, Dalby begins to suspect an American hand in Dawson’s kidnapping. He challenges General Cathcart by sending our man Harry and Jean to a bomb test on the Pacific atoll.
After a trail of confusing clues, Palmer stumbles into dangerous territory. Dalby deals with his own quest to recover a defector of Russian nationality. Their would-be allies plan and backfire – and as the bomb test approaches; Harry confirms that Dalby’s suspicions were correct all along. He is framed for murder, while Jean’s orders render her powerless.
Sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it?
Where can we watch the show?
Ipcress files are available to watch on the ITV channel. Episode 4 will be released on March 27 at 9 p.m. The episode will last one hour.
Let us know if you’re as excited as we are to find out what happens next, and if you’ll be tuning in every Sunday to watch the rest of the series!