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The Honourable Woman

The Honourable Woman

"Honourable Woman" is described as a fast-paced, labyrinthine thriller set against an international political backdrop that carries Blick’s distinctive rhythmic style and vision. It centers on Nessa Stein’s (Gyllenhaal) whose father was a Zionist arms procurer, and as children, she and her brother witness his assassination. As an adult, inheriting her father’s company, she dramatically inverts its purpose from supplying arms to laying high-spec data cabling networks between Israel and the West Bank. Her sudden appointment to the House of Lords, apparently due to her tireless promotion of projects for reconciliation between the Israelis and Palestinians, creates an international political maelstrom. (Source: Sundance Channel)
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Next: 1x05 -- Two Hearts (Jul/31/2014)

Nessa finds out a secret which Atika has kept from her and feels a deep betrayal. At a University in Israel a computer science professor learns about a corrupt admissions policy in which Arab students are being denied places on courses in favour of students from Israel.

Prev: 1x04 -- The Ribbon Cutter (Jul/24/2014)

We follow a younger Hayden Hoyle as he makes his way to the top of the spy business, by sleeping with MI6 chief Dame Julia Walsh. Julia double crosses Hayden when a pact is revealed between her and the ambitious Monica Chatwin. Flashbacks also show how Ephra manages to control the Stein empire and Nessa's abduction in Gaza.

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Andrew BuchanAndrew Buchan
As Ephra Stein
Eve BestEve Best
As Monica Chatwin
Genevieve OGenevieve O'Reilly
As Frances Pirsig
Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
As Dame Julia Walsh
Katherine ParkinsonKatherine Parkinson
As Rachel Stein
Lindsay DuncanLindsay Duncan
As Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle
Lubna AzabalLubna Azabal
As Atika Halibi
Maggie GyllenhaalMaggie Gyllenhaal
As Nessa Stein
Stephen ReaStephen Rea
As Sir Hugh Hayden-Doyle
Tobias MenziesTobias Menzies
As Nathaniel Bloom

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Executive Producer: Greg Brenman
Producer: Hugo E. Blick, Abi Bach

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Recurring Guests

Rupert Frazer as Commander Garrett (2 eps)
Benjamin Smith as Michael Gatz (2 eps)
Suzann McLean as Nurse Marlene Dalloway (2 eps)
Martin Hutson as Max Boorman (2 eps)
George Georgiou as Magdi Muraji (2 eps)
Nicole Lopes as Mazel Stein (2 eps)

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Warning: The Honourable Woman guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Status: New Series
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 03, 2014
Episode Order: 8
• The Honorable Woman (Alternate spelling), (Used In USA)
• Благородная женщина (Used In Russia)
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