‘The Singapore Grip’ recap: What happened in Episode 4?

ITV’s new adaptation of The Singapore Grip continued in the UK tonight.

Based on J.G. Farrell’s classic novel, the new six-part mini-series focuses on a British family living in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion in World War Two.

The cast includes Luke Treadaway (Ordeal By Innocence), David Morrissey (Britannia), Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Luke Newberry (In The Flesh), Elizabeth Tan (Coronation Street), and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones).

Here’s a plot recap for the fourth episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Sunday 4th October 2020:

Following his controversial announcement, Matthew is given the cold shoulder by the Blacketts as they prepare for the company’s jubilee.

While he and Vera get closer, Matthew promises to help her leave Singapore.

Walter petitions the Governor in an attempt to solve his problems, and he and Joan conspire to remove the threat Matthew poses to their plans.

The Japanese tighten their grip on the continent and Sylvia’s brother, Charlie, and Ehrendorf are caught up in the fighting.

After putting their past differences aside to evacuate their women, the Langfeld’s find themselves at the mercy of the Blackett household.

J.G. Farrell’s novel The Singapore Grip is available to buy on Amazon.