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The Ipcress File - ITV

  • 03-03-2022 9:08pm
    Registered Users Posts: 59,197 ✭✭✭✭

    Starts on Sunday at 9:00pm on ITV.

    Joe Cole, as iconic spy Harry Palmer also starring Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander.

    During the Cold War, ex-smuggler Harry Palmer is enrolled as a reluctant but talented spy. Sent to Berlin, Harry embarks on a dangerous mission and his survival will depend on his own wits and the interventions of Maddox, a CIA man who may not be what he seems.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,714 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso

    Just makes me want to watch the original again but who knows maybe an actor doing a Michael Caine impersonation will work.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 89,273 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight

    Yes on the first part. Makes me want to watch Callan again.

    No on the second because the actor is trying to avoid that. I do hate remakes with current attitudes and only the clothes are old in period pieces where the atmosphere and tensions are critical. In the original he had notions above his station but had to accept his position.

    Depends on whether they follow the book, the film, or re-interpret it.

    Six 50 minute episodes to fill.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,262 ✭✭✭MfMan

    If he's sent to Berlin with Colonel Stok involved, it's not following the original book, as neither featured in it. Funeral In Berlin, yes. It might be a mish-mash of both or a progressive series of adventures.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt

    will give it a go but not entirely sold on it nor Joe Cole. He was awful, along with his accent in Gangs of London.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,618 ✭✭✭4Ad

    I really enjoyed the first episode, I thought it would get all complicated, luckily it didn't.

    The stylish Lucy Boynton made it an even better watch !!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,910 ✭✭✭batistuta9

    Watched this last week, it's all on ITV hub. Thought it was ok, never seen the film or read the book so nothing to compare it to.

    The story would make you finish it anyway as it's only 6 episodes but doubt I'd rewatch. Found Cole the least convincing in it which is probably why.

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,891 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    It seems to be also coming on VM1 or new channel VM More

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I liked it but joe cole is a terrible actor