The Plague (DVD)
Historical BBC4 drama series, and unique noir thriller, set in 16th century Seville as the Black Death descends.
BBC 4s historical Spanish crime drama series is set in late 16th century Seville as the Black Death descends and decimates the crowded and wealthy city.
Seville is a chaotic city rife with wealth and hypocrisy. The story follows Mateo, a former heretic who returns to the city – and almost certain death – to fulfill the dying wishes of his best friend and save Valerio, his friend’s bastard son.
Arrested as he enters the city, Mateo is offered a life or death opportunity: solve the mysterious murders that are occurring in the city, and he will be pardoned.
As he attempts to unravel the case, he finds himself in ever-increasing danger, and as the bubonic plague descends on the rest of the city, Mateo finds time is running out.
A unique noir thriller, with edge-of-seat suspense.