Modesty Blaise [15 Minute Drama]

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012014061620190225 (BBC7)
20190226 (BBC7)

A British agent is found dead in suspicious circumstances. Now rumours are circulating of a plot to steal a huge consignment of diamonds belonging to a Middle Eastern Sheik. The diamonds are part of a deal to secure oil for Britain and Sir Gerald Tarrant, head of a British secret service organisation, needs some specialist help to prevent the plot being carried out. He decides to 'set a thief to catch a thief' and persuades former criminal Modesty Blaise to come out of retirement, along with her right-hand man Willie Garvin.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O'Donnell, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stef Penney.

Cast

Modesty Blaise... Daphne Alexander, Willie Garvin... Neil Maskell, Sir Gerald Tarrant... Alun Armstrong, Gabriel... Ewan Bailey, McWhirter... Alex Ferns, Grant... Matthew Gravelle, Paul... John Hollingworth.

With an original score by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, produced and directed by Kate McAll

Modesty is hired by the secret service to prevent a multi-million pound diamond heist.

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022014061720190226 (BBC7)
20190227 (BBC7)

Modesty and Willie have been hired by a British secret service organisation to foil a plot. The rumour is that someone is planning to steal a huge consignment of diamonds - diamonds being traded for an oil deal. They head for the South of France to try and find out who is behind such a daring scheme. Along the way both of them discover an old flame.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O'Donnell, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stef Penney.

Cast

Modesty Blaise... Daphne Alexander, Willie Garvin... Neil Maskell, Sir Gerald Tarrant... Alun Armstrong, Gabriel... Ewan Bailey, McWhirter... Alex Ferns, Grant... Matthew Gravelle, Paul... John Hollingworth, Nicole... Hannah McPake.

With an original score by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, produced and directed by Kate McAll

Modesty and Willie head to France to discover who is behind the diamond heist.

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032014061820190227 (BBC7)
20190228 (BBC7)

The action moves from France to Egypt. Frustrated by their lack of progress in finding the supposed diamond thief, and by having to work by Secret Service rules, Modesty and Willie decide to go their own way and play the live bait caper. It proves to be a risky decision.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O'Donnell, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stef Penney.

Cast

Modesty Blaise... Daphne Alexander, Willie Garvin... Neil Maskell, Sir Gerald Tarrant... Alun Armstrong, Gabriel... Ewan Bailey, McWhirter... Alex Ferns, Grant... Matthew Gravelle, Paul... John Hollingworth.

With an original score by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, produced and directed by Kate McAll

Modesty and Willie decide to play the live bait caper.

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042014061920190228 (BBC7)
20190301 (BBC7)

Modesty and Willie have deliberately allowed themselves to be captured by Gabriel, the criminal mastermind behind the diamond heist. Now they're waiting for just the right moment to recapture the diamonds and escape. Gabriel, however, has other plans for the pair.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O'Donnell, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stef Penney.

Cast

Modesty Blaise... Daphne Alexander, Willie Garvin... Neil Maskell, Sir Gerald Tarrant... Alun Armstrong, Gabriel... Ewan Bailey, McWhirter... Alex Ferns, Grant... Matthew Gravelle, Paul... John Hollingworth.

With an original score by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, produced and directed by Kate McAll

Modesty and Willie have been captured by criminal mastermind, Gabriel.

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052014062020190301 (BBC7)
20190302 (BBC7)

Modesty and Willie are being held by ruthless villain Gabriel on a remote Mediterranean island. He has used them to help him steal a huge consignment of diamonds but now has no further use for them. Propects look bad for the pair and they must call upon all their resources to save the day.

Modesty Blaise, by Peter O'Donnell, was adapted from the novel of the same name by Stef Penney.

Cast

Modesty Blaise... Daphne Alexander, Willie Garvin... Neil Maskell, Sir Gerald Tarrant... Alun Armstrong, Gabriel... Ewan Bailey, McWhirter... Alex Ferns, Grant... Matthew Gravelle, Paul... John Hollingworth.

With an original score by Goldfrapp's Will Gregory, arranged by Ian Gardiner, and performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Ben Foster.

A BBC/Cymru Wales production, produced and directed by Kate McAll

Modesty and Willie are being held by ruthless villain, Gabriel - and time is running out.

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