The BBC have today released new promotional pictures for the fifth and penultimate episode of their new adaptation of John le Carré’s 1993 thriller, The Night Manager, set to be broadcast on BBC One starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.
A contemporary interpretation of le Carré’s 1993 novel – and the first television adaptation of a le Carré novel in more than 20 years – The Night Manager mini-series will bring together love, loss and revenge in a complex story of modern criminality. The eagerly anticipated series follows former British soldier Jonathan Pine (Hiddleston) who is recruited by an intelligence operative named Burr (Coleman) to navigate the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard Onslow Roper (Laurie), which includes girlfriend Jed (Debicki) and an associate named Corcoran (Hollander), Pine must himself become a criminal.
The Night Manager is one of le Carré’s most beloved and critically acclaimed books. A fusion of spy story and tale of organised crime, the novel was a bestseller in the United States and the UK, translated into over 20 languages and has sold over a million copies in North America alone
The fifth episode will be broadcast on Sunday the 20th of March from 9:00pm to 10:00pm. More promotional pictures and the fifth episode’s synopsis below:
Knowing that Burr has acquired crucial documents about the upcoming arms deal heightens Roper’s suspicions that he has a traitor within his team.
In the meantime, Pine, still working under the guise of Andrew Birch, accompanies Roper on a trip to The Haven, where he is required to showcase the weapons to high-profile client Barghati. Being placed in the heart of Roper’s world Pine is stricken by the severity of the situation, making him more determined to take Roper down.
Not usually one to mix business with pleasure, Roper invites Jed to visit The Haven, with Corky in tow. But with Corky threatening to expose Pine, tensions between them reach breaking point – and Pine’s entire operation hangs in the balance.
Back in London, Burr fears for her family’s safety as she falls under the watchful eye of Dromgoole, who tries to dissuade her from progressing further with the investigation. However, when Pine provides her with the registration details of the vehicles transporting the weapons, it seems that Roper’s downfall is within her grasp.
With thanks to BBC Media.