The Secret Agent: Joseph Conrad's radical tale of terror
"With a new BBC adaptation starring Toby Jones and Vicky McClure beginning on Sunday 17 July, Joseph Conrad's classic thriller The Secret Agent suddenly feels very of-the-moment. Penned in the early 20th century, this tale of radicalised individuals, suicide bombers and shadowy espionage activities feels like it could have been written yesterday. With our age practically defined by acts of terror, Conrad's fin de siècle story, with its paranoia and its enemies within, holds a mirror up to our deepest fears. BRIAN MORTON explores this vanished epoch and finds it instantly, and sadly, all too familiar to our own."
The Secret Agent, a three-part adaptation of Conrad's novel, will be broadcast on Sunday 17 July, 21:00, BBC One.« BRITISH PM has said she would be willing to authorise a nuclear strike that could kill 100,000 peopleNelson Mandela: The last great liberator? »
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