Restless is a 2012 British TV adaptation of William Boyd’s espionage novel Restless (2006).
Eva is sent to United States to seduce the married Mason Harding, an adviser to the president, to find out if the Americans intend joining the war, a mission she successfully accomplishes. However a second assignment is to supply a map to American agents supposedly outlining a planned German invasion of the United States via Mexico, but Eva spots errors in the map, informing her spy master and lover Lucas Romer and other colleagues.
After Eva survives an attempt to kill her, through serendipitous circumstances the map makes its way to and fools the U.S. president. However, as her fellow spies die one-by-one she knows she has been betrayed, and she escapes into Canada. After the US enters the war, Eva returns to London. She meets with Alfie, the last one of her remaining group, but then she kills him, fearing he also betrayed her. She then attempts to kill Romer after he follows her, but he gets away, and she disappears. In the present, Eva gets Ruth, posing as a journalist interested in wartime espionage, to contact Romer, which allows ‘Sally’ to follow and locate Romer’s home address. The two women pay him a visit and his identity as the traitor is revealed after more than thirty years. Romer, a double-agent for Russia, commits suicide.
Part 01 here.
- Hayley Atwell as Sally Gilmartin aka Eva Delectorskaya (younger).
- Kevin Guthrie as Alfie Blytheswood.
- Rufus Sewell as Lucas Romer.
- Michelle Dockery as Ruth Gilmartin.
- Charlotte Rampling as Sally Gilmartin aka Eva Delectorskaya (older).
- Gwilym Lee as Sean Gilmartin.
- Michael Gambon as Baron Mansfield.
- Michael Peter Willis as Jochen.
- Tom Brooke as Angus Woolf.
- Adrian Scarborough as Morris Devereux.
- Bertie Carvel as Mason Harding.
- David Butler as Keegan-Vale.
- Julian Firth as Servant.
- Catherine Harvey as Mrs. Dangerfield.
- James Norton as Kolia.
- Thekla Reuten as Sylvia Rhys Meyers.
- Rob Ostlere as a shop assistant.
The drama was produced by Endor Productions in association with Sundance Channel. It was directed by Edward Hall, and produced by Hilary Bevan Jones and Paul Frift.
The exterior of the club, “Brydges”, frequented by Lord Romer, was filmed at Bearwood House, Sindlesham in Berkshire.
Production & Filming Details
- Edward Hall.
- Hilary Bevan Jones … producer.
- William Boyd … executive producer.
- Greig Buckle … line producer: South Africa.
- Paul Frift … producer.
- Genevieve Hofmeyr … supervising producer: South Africa.
- Tom Nash … development producer.
- Matthew Read … executive producer: BBC.
- Christian Vesper … executive producer: Sundance Channel.
- William Boyd.
- Lorne Balfe.
- David Higgs.
- Jamie Pearson.
- Endor Productions.
- SundanceTV (in association with) (as Sundance Channel).
- British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (for) (as BBC).
- Red Arrow Studios International (in association with).
- Sat.1 (in association with).
- Red Arrow Studios International (2012) (World-wide) (TV).
- SundanceTV (2012) (USA) (TV) (as Sundance Channel).
- British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (2012) (UK) (TV) (BBC1).
- Elephant Films (2014) (France) (video).
- Just Bridge Entertainment (2015) (Netherlands) (DVD).
- Koch Media (2014) (Germany) (Blu-ray).
- Koch Media (2014) (Germany) (DVD).
- ProSieben (2013) (Germany) (TV).
- RTL Entertainment (2014) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL8).
- Yleisradio (YLE) (2014) (Finland) (TV).
- Release Date: 07 and 14 December 2012 (US) and 27 and 28 December 2012 (UK).
- Running time: 45 minutes.
- Rating: 12.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.