Feb 11, 2011
CASINO ROYALE's Tobias Menzies Plays Ian Fleming on PBS This Weekend
Spooks/MI-5's Matthew Macfadyen and Jim Broadbent. Hayley Atwell (one of the few highlights of the 2009 Prisoner remake) also stars. I believe that Menzies' Fleming will only appear in the second segment, when he assigns Macfadyen's Mountstuart to a wartime spy mission involving Wallis and Edward, but I could be wrong. (Mitch Silver's novel In Secret Service, published after Boyd's, also concocted an espionage plot involving Fleming, Simpson and the former monarch... though not very successfully.) The first part airs this weekend on most PBS stations, but you'll have to check your local listings. After that, it should be available to watch online on the Masterpiece website for a while, and the DVD comes out on April 5. You can watch a short trailer on the Masterpiece website.