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Alfred Molina brings class to every scene he’s in as the strange ex-government man Harold Lindsay-Jones. At last we learn why he’s been hanging around that cavernous hotel, and what he’s dying to tell callow Callum.
Though the episode lasts for an hour it feels longer, particularly when Callum and his little group of oddbods head into the countryside for a nighttime jaunt to watch sometime prostitute Julia (Charity Wakefield) film a scene for a movie. It’s pretty, but pointless.
The lovely Rachel continues to waft about without being given much to do, though the excellent Charlotte Riley wrings everything she can from the role.
Callum finds himself juggling many demands - having successfully prevented a war criminal leaving the country, he is instructed to get rid of all information regarding individuals of interest, while also courting the imperious Frau Bellinghausen. At the same time, his relationship with Rachel becomes more compromising - and his dealings inside the hotel bring him closer to ex-Foreign Office official Harold, who reveals startling truths about the outbreak of the war. Meanwhile, Victor and Kathy make the most of Callum's distractions to find whatever his department has been hiding.
Cast & Crew
Hotel desk clerk
Andy (waste disposal man)
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