Seven secures Australian rights to upcoming UK spy drama HARRY PALMER: THE IPCRESS FILE


Channel 7 has secured Australian rights to an adaptation of the 1960s classic spy novel Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File.

Described as a rollercoaster of twists and turns, Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File is a stylish spy story set in the 1960s amid the highly charged atmosphere of the Cold War.

Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File (image - ITV)
Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File (image – ITV)

The six part UK series features an impressive cast including: Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Skins, The Hour), Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, The King’s Man, In the Loop), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody, Murder on the Orient Express), Ashley Thomas (Them: Covenant, NYPD Blue, Top Boy), and David Dencik.

The Ipcress File tells the story of Harry Palmer, a British army sergeant turned black market hustler, is a man on the make in Berlin. But when the law catches up with him, everything comes crashing to a halt. However, a gentleman from British intelligence has a proposal. To avoid jail, Harry will become a spy.

From Berlin to London, Beirut to the Pacific, Harry embarks on his first undercover mission in Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File, a globe-trotting tale of abducted scientists, brainwashing, treason and a possibly unwise romance. This reluctant spy may take no pleasure in his new job – but he’s bloody good at it.

From renowned film and television studio Altitude Film Entertainment, this bold reimagining brings together an outstanding creative team, with key producer, writer and director talents behind landmark hits such as The Crown, Trainspotting, The Beach, The Woman In Black, Diego Maradona and McMafia.

An Australian airdate for Harry Palmer: The Ipcress File is yet to be confirmed


Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111



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