Episode 1

S1, E1: Episode 1

Available on Acorn TV
London, 1886: Verloc (Toby Jones) runs a seedy sex shop in the heart of Soho. Unknown to his loyal wife Winnie (Vicky McClure) Verloc is paid by the Russian embassy to spy on a dangerous anarchist cell. Summoned to the Embassy, he is given a mission: orchestrate a bombing that will be blamed on the anarchists and provoke a crackdown by the British. Verloc must source a bomb, but hide his actions from Winnie and Chief Inspector Heat (Stephen Graham) of Scotland Yard’s Special Crimes Division. Unable to persuade his anarchist comrades to help, Verloc sets his sights on Winnie’s younger brother Stevie as his accomplice ...