The Little Drummer Girl
Although taking a deadly risk, Charlie knows she can’t turn back from her secret mission…
sun 11 Nov, 9.30pm BBC1 Drama
Israeli spymaster Kurtz knows time is running out to get the information he needs from Palestinian terrorist Salim in this week’s episode. With Charlie about to set out on a solo mission across Europe, Kurtz knows he must act fast, or leave her dangerously exposed!
Charlie sets off on her first undercover operation after agreeing to drive a car packed with explosives across Europe, in this week’s episode.
But will she be able to hold her nerve and prove herself worthy to the Palestinian terror network which she’s hoping to infiltrate? After preparing her for the role, Israeli intelligence officer Becker (Alexander Skarsgård) hopes his faith in Charlie (Florence Pugh) hasn’t been misplaced…
‘Charlie knows everything there is to know about Khalil’s little brother Salim,’ says Alexander. ‘Now she is about to go into the “Theatre of the Real” and once she does, there’s no turning back. The terror network will show her no mercy if they realise she’s not Salim’s real girlfriend!’
Yet with Salim still being held by Israeli spymaster Kurtz and his team in Munich, Charlie is tormented with guilt about what will happen to the captured Palestinian if her mission is successful. What’s more, she’s also feeling increasingly conflicted about her feelings for Becker.
‘Charlie doesn’t know how much to trust Becker,’ explains Alexander. ‘Is he being honest or just using her?’
Meanwhile, there are disagreements between
Becker and Kurtz (Michael Shannon). ‘Becker wants to operate like a surgeon, not a butcher,’ says Alexander. ‘But Kurtz knows Charlie is exposed and is determined to give her all the protection she needs.’
Risky mission… Will new recruit Charlie stay out of harm’s way?
Picture this… Can Becker and Charlie trust each other?