Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information - including details on the building of the atomic bomb - to the Soviet government for decades. As the interrogation gets underway, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and her beliefs.
Based on the true story of Melita Norwood, who was finally arrested in 1999 at the age of eighty-seven, having been identified as the most important and longest-serving Soviet spy of the Cold War era.
Lindsay Shapero (screenplay), Jennie Rooney (novel)
Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes, Stephen Campbell Moore