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‘The Honourable Woman': the BBC’s next great drama?

Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman

(image: BBC)

The BBC has had a storied history of producing some of the world’s finest television dramas. With their upcoming spy show The Honourable Woman, will they have a show that ranks with the likes of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Singing Detective?

Very possibly.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s a great actress who’s seemingly gone quiet in the past few years. But like many of her fellow American actors, she’s now sinking her teeth into a juicy television role.

She plays Nessa Stein, an idealistic businesswoman and the daughter of an Israeli arms manufacturer. On the day that she is installed into the House of Lords, a murder and a kidnap take place, she becomes the central figure in a conspiracy plot that somehow involves the West Bank.

The Honourable Woman is the new series from Hugo Blick, creator of the 2011 mini-series The Shadow Line: another tangled conspiracy thriller. He was also the director behind Rob Brydon’s breakout series, Marion and Geoff.

But don’t we recognise Blick from somewhere else…?

(image: BBC)

(image: BBC)

Oh that’s right. He was the young version of the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman!

(image: Warner Bros.)

(image: Warner Bros.)

We’re sure he’ll appreciate us dragging this up after he spent decades building his career as a respectable writer/director!

 

Watch ‘The Honourable Woman’ on blinkbox from 11 July

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