The Night Manager (2016) TV Series directed by Susanne Bier Episode 1


Plot Summary: Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston), a former soldier working in a Cairo hotel, discovers evidence against international arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie), but his attempt to help British intelligence to capture the criminal has disastrous consequences. Five years later, he is based in Switzerland, working at a hotel that he discovers is regularly frequented by Roper. Determined to make amends for his previous failure, he reunites with Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), his contact at British intelligence, and they form a plan to infiltrate the arms dealer’s inner circle.

Since, Begoña and I have started watching The Night Manager – the British-American television serial directed by Susanne Bier, based on the 1993 novel of the same name by John le Carré and updated to the present day- I’ve also begun to collect some material on the Internet that  I’ve found interesting to share here.

John le Carré on The Night Manager on TV: they’ve totally changed my book – but it works (The Guardian)

The Night Manager, BBC1, TV review: All the Bond boxes ticked in clichéd John le Carré adaptation (The Independent)

TV Critic Roshni Patel reviews the opening episode of The Night Manager, the latest drama miniseries from the BBC

‘The Night Manager’: Berlin Review at The Hollywood Reporter

Berlin Review: Susanne Bier’s ‘The Night Manager’ Starring Tom Hiddleston & Hugh Laurie by Jessica Kiang

The Night Manager at John Le Carré Official Website

The Night Manager: John Le Carre [The novel] by Norman Price at Crime Scraps

11 thoughts on “The Night Manager (2016) TV Series directed by Susanne Bier Episode 1

  1. I’ve really enjoyed this series – although it is a bit ‘prettified’ and ‘glamorous’ in terms of lifestyle. But perhaps that’s the point – when you reach a certain amount of income, you no longer think any of the human laws apply to you.

    • Thanks Marina Sofia, my impression is that it is well made, pure entertainment, perhaps closer to a Bond film than to a Le Carré story, good only to spend a nice evening comfortably at home.

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