Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The second British TV-miniseries adaptation of Joseph Conrad's pioneering espionage novel The Secret Agent was the three-part, three-hour version seen over BBC2 from October 28 to November 11, 1992. On this occasion, David Suchet (of Poirot fame) starred as Verloc, a turn-of-the-century anarchist who decided to improve his financial situation by working as a double agent for both the British and the Russians. Cheryl Campbell co-starred as Verloc's wife Winnie, who was blissfully unaware of her husband's secret life until his treachery cost the life of her younger brother. Contemporary viewers may be more familiar with Alfred Hitchcock's 1936 film version of The Secret Agent, which he retitled Sabotage.