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The Secret Agent

Charles McDougall - 2016

Edinburgh doubled for the Victorian streets of London in this three part BBC adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s classic novel. Toby Jones stars as Soho shopkeeper/Russian spy, Verloc on a mission to incite a terrorist attack on the Greenwich Observatory. The Secret Agent also features Vicky McClure as Verloc’s wife, Winnie, and Stephen Graham as Chief Inspector Heat.

The production spent over five weeks in the Edinburgh city region in late 2015. Both Edinburgh's New Town and Old Town were transformed to Victorian London, with Thistle Street Lane completely transformed into Victorian Soho, while interior sets were constructed at Newbattle Abbey. Gosford and Hopetoun are also featured.

The mini-series airs on BBC One in 2016.

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