Tom Cruise stars as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the fourth instalment of the spectacular action-thriller franchise, this time directed by Brad Bird (moving to live action after his animated successes, including The Incredibles and Ratatouille). After the Kremlin is destroyed, seemingly by the Impossible Missions Force, the US government has no choice but to put the Ghost Protocol into play, denying all knowledge of the IMF and cutting all ties with their undercover agents. Now Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his colleagues William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Jane Carter (Paula Paton) are out on their own. They discover that Swedish scientist Kurt Hendricks (Michael Nyqvist) was responsible for the Moscow attack – and that he intends to start a nuclear war between Russia and the US. Can they stop him? Also featuring Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Saturday 10.10 pm on Channel 4