The Singapore Grip (DVD)
ITV’s epic period drama set during WWII, focusing on a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion. Adapted from Booker Prize winner J.G. Farrell’s novel by Christopher Hampton. Starring David Morrissey.
Adapted from Booker Prize winner J.G. Farrell’s novel by Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright Christopher Hampton Olivier Award winning actor Luke Treadaway plays the reluctant hero and innocent abroad Matthew Webb.
David Morrissey stars as Walter Blackett, a ruthless rubber merchant who is head of British Singapore’s oldest and most powerful firm alongside his business partner Webb played by Charles Dance.
With Webb’s health failing, Walter needs to ensure the future of their firm is secure. He decides Webb’s son Matthew, a young idealist, is the perfect match for his spoilt daughter Joan. But Walter becomes increasingly suspicious of Matthew when he falls under the spell of Vera Chiang, a mysterious Chinese refugee.