The Ipcress File is a British cold war spy thriller television series set in 1963. Written by John Hodge and directed by James Watkins, it stars Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton and Tom Hollander.
The series is a very loose adaptation of the 1962 novel The IPCRESS File by Len Deighton. The story has been extensively reworked, with plot and some characters radically altered and a lot of new material added, making the TV series significantly different from Deighton’s original.
The series is also influenced by the 1965 film, most obviously by adopting the “Harry Palmer” and “Jean Courtney” character names coined for the film.
Nuclear scientist Professor Dawson is kidnapped. Harry Palmer is freed from military prison and co-opted by British intelligence for a dangerous mission in Berlin.
The Ipcress File Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 06 March 2022.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 60 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.