TV: Jodie Whittaker drama The Assets is coming to UKTV Alibi next month.

Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) stars in a new eight-part UKTV mini-series based on the real-life events of CIA counter-intelligence officer, Sandy Grimes.

It’s 1985. In a final showdown of the Cold War, the most notorious and dangerous traitor inside the CIA is discovered… Sandy (Whittaker) and her partner Jeanne Vertefeuille (Harriet Walter) had vowed to find the mole, who would turn out to be, Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys). Sandy is in a race against time to save the Soviet intelligence officers from being caught and killed. Living her own double life at home, this beautiful wife and mother vowed to stop at nothing until she uncovered the truth.

Jodie Whittaker in The Assets 

Jodie Whittaker in The Assets 

The Assets looks inside the true, personal stories of the conclusion of the Cold War as told by the keepers of the nation’s secrets: the CIA.

Monday: S1E1: My Name Is Aldrich Ames: As the Cold War enters its final act, the CIA is sent scrambling when a rendezvous with a prized asset goes horribly awry. CIA officer Sandy Grimes begins her investigation into the source of the problem and quickly discovers that this lost asset is just the tip of the iceberg. Little does she know that this is just the beginning of a decade-long mole hunt, and the mole is one of her cohorts – Aldrich Ames.

Monday-Thursdays from Monday 10th September, 10pm - Alibi