Oscar Winner Carey Mulligan returns to television as pregnant DI Kip Glaspie in this gripping new BBC drama from critically acclaimed writer David Hare. Set in South London, a young Syrian refugee, Abdullah Asif (Sam Otto), is shot dead whilst delivering a pizza to Karen Mars (Billy Piper) single mum and ex-wife of labour politician David Marrs (John Simm) in hope of over-taking the Tory's in upcoming elections.
DI Kip Glaspie, the detective put in charge of the inquiry, soon establishes the suspicious and inexplicable conditions that led to Abduls murder. The manager of the pizza delivery shop, Laurie Stone played by Hayley Squires who won best actress and best newcomer for her role in Ken Loache's Palme d'Or winning film I Daniel Blake, replaced the usual driver, Mikey Gowans (Brian Vernel) with the Syrian refugee, ultimately sending him to his death.
With the press already manipulating the story into a Muslim hate crime, Glaspie and her partner DS Nathan Bilk (Nathanial Martello-White) couldn't have ideas further from that theory as they quickly realise this was a job of a professional killer - leaving the questions 'was Abdualla the intended victim?' and 'if so, why would anyone want to kill him?'
This 4-part set politically charged mini-series is a high-energy intense watch from the opening scenes and over the next 3 episodes follows the consecutive days after Abdullah's murder.
The drama features a fantastic cast including Nicola Walker, Mark Umbers, Kae Alexander, Orla Brady, Shawn Dixon, July Namir, Ahd Kamil, Jeany Sparl, Saskia Reeves and Kim Medcalf.
What the press said:
Carey Mulligan shines in a damaging political drama. David Hare's state-of-the-nation drama might start out like Law ; Order: Southwark Victims Unit but it turns into a lucid meditation on contemporary Briton 6 stars - the Guardian
Includes subtitles for the Hard of Hearing.
Release Date: 2nd April 2018
No. Discs: 2 DVDs
Running Time: 4hrs
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