First-look: Ben Whishaw in BBC2 drama London Spy

Love and espionage

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BBC Two has unveiled a new image of Ben Whishaw in new five-part drama London Spy.

London Spy tells the story of a chance romance between Danny (Whishaw) – a hedonistic, romantic adrift, who falls for the anti-social enigmatic Alex, a Secret Intelligence Service officer (played by Edward Holcroft).

Just as the two of them realise that they’re perfect for each other, Alex disappears. Danny, utterly ill-equipped to take on the complex and codified world of British espionage, must decide whether he’s prepared to fight for the truth.

Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling also star in the espionage drama.