Tuesday 06 October 2020 - 00:00 to Wednesday 04 November 2020 - 23:59

You've met him in the Alex Rider book series by Anthony Horowitz, and now you can join him on his adventures every Tuesday, from 23.00, on AXN Romania! 

The series follows Alex Rider, a London based teenager who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage. Pressured to help investigate his uncle’s death, and how it connects to the assassination of two high-profile billionaires, Alex reluctantly assumes a new identity and goes undercover in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc. Isolated far above the snowline in the French Alps, Point Blanc claims to set the troubled teenage children of the ultra-rich back onto the right track. As Alex digs deeper, he discovers the students are in fact the subjects of a disturbing plan which Alex will have to risk his life to stop.

Competition| Send us your spy kit!

Alex Rider, the teenage spy who outwits the world's most ingenious terrorists and madmen, has taken the world by storm - but he can't complete his mission without some trusted allies! Join Alex Rider on his mission and post your own spy kit on Facebook, in the competition event

Send us your spy kit on Facebook and join the raffle to win daily prizes:

  • 10 Alex Rider backpacks 
  • 10 Alex Rider T-shirts
  • 10 Alex Rider books

At the end, all participants will enter a raffle for the big prize, a pennyboard to accompany them on their spy adventures!.

Alex Rider TV Series

The spy thriller series, Alex Rider, premieres in Romania on 6 October and will be broadcast each Tuesday, from 23.00 on AXN. 

Based on Point Blanc, the second volume of the book series with the same name from Anthony Horowitz, with more than 20 million copies worldwide, Alex Rider was shot in UK and Romania. Some of the most spectacular and full of adrenaline scenes from Point Blanc were filmed in Bucegi Mountains. 

Otto Farrant (The White Queen, Mrs. Wilson) is Alex Rider, a reluctant teen who becomes a spy against his will, Brenock O’Connor (Game of Thrones, Living the Dream) is Tom Harris, Alex best friend. Romanian actress Ana Ularu plays Eva Stellenbosch, Point Blanc dean, maybe the biggest threat to Alex Rider. Eva is not only a brilliant psihologist, but also an expert in digging out the deepest and darkest desires and secrets. 

British Council Bucharest library resources

The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, along with other novels and works by the British bestselling author, are waiting for you at the British Council Bucharest library. Become a library member by 25 october and, if you're a school or university student, enjoy a 25% discount on all library subscriptions, giving you access to over 14.000 resources in English for all your learning and leisure needs, for a whole year!

The Alex Rider book series by Anthony Horowitz

The world’s only teenage spy must outwit the world’s most ingenious terrorists and madmen in this New York Times bestselling series that keeps the action on overdrive. Perfect for young fans of James Bond. 13 books have been published so far, the first in 2000 and the last one this year. 

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism.

Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider. Anthony is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels.  Most recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis.

Anthony is responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most beloved and successful television series, producing the first seven episodes (and the title) of Midsomer Murders. He is the writer and creator of award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, which was the Winner of the Lew Grade Audience award for BAFTA.