The excellent The Night Manager made this John Le Carré adaptation a hard act to follow.
I am not not the biggest fan of the Le Carré novels which I too often find opaque but generally the TV adaptations have worked well.
This begins in 1979 in Munich with the assassination of an Israeli diplomat in a bomb in a suitcase carried by a headstrong young English actress Charlie (Florence Pugh).
Mossad are swiftly brought in. Their spymaster Marty Kurtz ( Michael Shannon) is charged with breaking up the cell and hunting down Charlie.
The chase takes them to Greece and an enchanting location of the Acropolis by night.
Unlike The Night Manager it was not that clear what was happening particularly at the beginning.
Here the action jumped from one place to another – the scene of the assassination, the acting troupe of Charlie, a safe house watched by the Mossad, a working holiday of the troupe in Greece.
I predict she will be the next Rosamund Pike.
It was a good role: the headstrong actress attracted to handsome men and used by them. Playing an actress is not always easy but she did so captivatingly.
He was a typical Le Carré spymaster, very clever but left field.
The interrogation of the now captured Charlie is going to be the next episode.
I will give it one more go.