Genre: espionage
    Direction: James Watkins. With Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander. On Sky Atlantic and on demand

    A spy story with international outlines, a luminous aesthetic that meticulously reconstructs environments and contexts, a cast that enhances the dimension of a psychological thriller, giving space to brushstrokes of British humor.

    They are some of the most successful ingredients of Harry Palmer – The Ipcress case, miniseries in six episodes. Inspired by the novel The Ipcress practice by Len Daighton of 1962the series tells the story of Harry Palmer (Joe Cole), a young English ex-smuggler, an icon of a free-range and mocking illegality, who is hired by the secret services for a spy mission in Berlin in the middle of the Cold War.

    The mission consists of tracing news about a missing British scientist, who soon brings the protagonist to the center of an international intrigue.; on his way, Palmer meets the charming Jean Courtney (Lucy Boynton), a secret service agent.

    Joe Cole and Lucy Boynton in “Harry Palmer – The Ipcress Affair”.

    It is in the relationship between the two, in the chemistry that is established that we can see another of the most interesting elements of the series; Harry Palmer is a spy story that insists on dialogue, on the relationship between characters, on twists who prefer closed office rooms to more classic action scenes.

    For those who love “safe” contexts such as the Cold War and spy stories with eccentric characters.