A few weeks ago I called out my TV treats of recent weeks, which included The Night Manager, this concluded last night and deserves a post of its own!
This 6 part drama adapted from John Le Carre's book (the genius who bought us "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy") has kept me glued to my sofa over the last few weeks.Mr Le Carre even made a little guest cameo himself as a guest in a restaurant.
The Night Manager is beautifully styled and shot in some gorgeous locations including Majorcca, Cairo, Istanbul and London. Cast include Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Coleman, Hugh Lawrie, Tom Hollander to name but a few.
Wardrobes both female and male have been lusted after with Tom H showcasing his gorgeousness both in & out of clothes. Signature tailored blue shirts and Navy suits will see sales rise on the back of this show along with diaphanous floaty dresses, gorgeous underwear and nightwear as outerwear favoured by the leading lady & love interest Jed.
The Night Manager finds Johnathon Pine (the night manager) seeking retribution for the death of a female in his hotel. He crosses paths with Richard Roper (Laurie) who is linked to the man who killed his girl. With nothing to loose he finds himself doing a deal with a splinter off grid group of the secret service and going undercover within Ropers businesses.
Much has been written about this drama and I do hope that another is commissioned, alternatively Tom Hiddleston needs to be at the front of the Q for the next Bond along with Olivia Coleman for M.
A great pairing that just worked so fabulously on set. Hugh Laurie was dastardly evil as Roper (although couldn't quite get the HL from blackadder from my mind).
Bravo BBC for commissioning such a great thriller and Hats off to Mr Le Carre for writing such a fabulous thriller... loved it from start to finish. Sunday nights wont be the same.