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S1-E4 Kismet

S1-E4 Kismet

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This security business is a lark; it boils down to peering at people through half-open doors. It certainly makes up a lot of pouty Sam’s day, working for mysterious Byzantium, as she passes the time between doling out savage beatings.

In fact it’s not Sam (Melissa George) but Jack Turner (Patrick Malahide) who first cracks a victim’s head like a soft-boiled egg, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear. But that’s what we’ve come to expect from a thriller so enigmatic it makes Homeland look like Swallows and Amazons. Even
the dialogue is opaque: Byzantium boss Keel (Stephen Dillane) tells a colleague: “We need the answers before we ask the questions.” Eh?


Jack Turner is forced to bid more for the dam than he can afford. It appears he has hatched a plan with hedge-fund manager Lewis Conroy, so Sam sets out to find the connection between the two men. But while she is investigating them, colleague Aidan is looking into her past, having discovered some of his ex-lover's secrets. Espionage thriller, starring Melissa George, Patrick Malahide, Adam Rayner and Richard Dormer.

Cast & Crew

Sam Hunter Melissa George
Aidan Marsh Adam Rayner
Rupert Keel Stephen Dillane
Jack Turner Patrick Malahide
Deacon Crane Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Lewis Conroy Richard Dormer
Zoe Morgan Morven Christie
Ian Fowkes Lex Shrapnel
Stephen Turner Stephen Campbell Moore
Natalie Thorpe Indira Varma
Bingham Tom Beard
Edward Turner Oscar Kennedy
Dave Ryder David Sterne
Simran Bains Manjinder Virk
Tyrone Ben Bailey-Smith
Vincent Cage Michael Carter
DI Everett Jonny Phillips
Bilal Akin Gazi
Andrew Hayden James Daffern
Trudy Barnes Miranda Nolan
Young Sam Maddy Griffiths
Sam's mother Jane Riley
Bernard Faroux Dhafer L'Abidine
Blank-faced man Scott Handy
Priest James Hayes
Director James Strong
Producer Eliza Mellor
Writer Smita Bhide
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