ITV’s new period drama The Singapore Grip documents the fall of the British Empire in East Asia.
The drama, based on the J.G. Farrell classic of the same name, stars Luke Treadaway and David Morrissey.
David Morrisey stars as the duplicitous Walter BlackettCredit: KUDOS/Itv
When is The Singapore Grip on TV tonight?
There is a total of six episodes, which will broadcast weekly.
The series is executive produced by Damien Timmer, the man behind series such as Poldark, Victoria and Endeavour.
If you miss an episode, don’t worry, you can catch up on the ITV hub.
The drama began on September 13 at 9pmCredit: ITV
What is The Singapore Grip about?
The Singapore Grip tells the story of the crumbling British Empire, tackling subjects such as imperialism and racism during this era.
The show chronicles the self-deluded superiority of Britons in the military stronghold as Japanese tanks rolled towards them during WWII
The Singapore Grip follows the British Blackett family, who live in Asia and are caught in the conflict.
Walter Blackett is keen to make as much profit as he can despite the war.
He also plans to marry off his equally deceitful daughter Joan to his business partner’s son, Matthew Webb.
However, when Matthew arrives in Singapore, Chinese woman Vera Chiang catches his eye. This puts a nail in the works of the Blacketts’ greedy plans.
The period drama was filmed in Malaysia rather than Singapore as the country is now much more built up and looked different from how it would have done during the 1940s, when the story is set.
Among the filming locations were Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
The Singapore Grip tells the story of the crumbling British EmpireCredit: PA:Press Association
Who is in the cast of The Singapore Grip?
The show stars David Morrissey as Walter Blackett, and Luke Treadaway as Matthew Web.
Further cast members include Elizabeth Tan, Georgia Blizzard, Luke Newberry and Lilo Baier.
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