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Original run: 18 May 2003 – 22 Jun 2003

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Drama

Network: BBC one UK

Watched by: 1 513 of 677 096 0.22%

Total running time: 6 hours

Episode duration: 60 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.4 of 10 9 084 rating: 7.777 of 10 1 392

MyShows rating: 4.21 of 5 694


The serial begins with the murder of a young man, in what appears to be a drug-related killing, and the apparently coincidental death of Sonia Baker, the young researcher for MP Stephen Collins (Morrissey). As the deaths are investigated by journalist Cal McCaffrey of The Herald (Simm) and his colleagues (including Kelly Macdonald as Della Smith and Bill Nighy as editor Cameron Foster) it appears that not only were the deaths connected, but that a conspiracy links them with oil industry-backed corruption of high-ranking British government ministers.

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