The BBC have released the first look at BBC2’s single drama Legacy.
It’s 1974, in the middle of the Cold War. The three day week, petrol rationing and industrial strife has plunged Britain into a state of emergency. Against this turbulent backdrop, Charles Thoroughgood, a trainee spy in MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, is asked to revive his former friendship with Viktor Koslov, a Russian diplomat he knew at university with a view to ‘turning’ him. But Viktor has his own agenda and reveals a shocking truth about Charles’ own family that threatens to derail him, both personally and professionally.
He is catapulted into a dangerous personal odyssey to uncover the truth but finds himself drawn into a lethal KGB plot to mount an attack within the UK.
His life is further complicated by a relationship with the wife of another agent. He is forced to realize that betrayal can take many forms.
Legacy is part of BBC Two’s Cold War Season, which will also include a series of factual commissions exploring the cultural and political upheaval of a tumultuous period in history that divided the globe in half and shaped the modern world.
Watch Legacy at 9.00pm, Thursday 28th November on BBC TWO.