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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dark Mon£y A family accepts a substantial pay-off in a thought-provoking new drama from Bafta-winning writer Levi David Addai

Bafta-nominated Babou Ceesay (Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Best Of Enemies) and Jill Halfpenny (Three Girls, In The Club) lead the cast of a new thought-provoking four-part drama, Dark Mon£y, for BBC One.

Written by the Bafta-winning writer of Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Levi David Addai, and directed by Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch, Humans), Dark Mon£y tells the fictional story of The Mensahs, an ordinary working-class family from North London whose youngest son has recently finished filming a major Hollywood movie role.

But Manny (Ceesay) and Sam's (Halfpenny) world is shattered when Isaac reveals he was abused whilst out in America by a renowned filmmaker. Although guilt-ridden, the family decide to accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent, believing the money will help start a new life, enable them to heal, and avoid the publicity hell of pressing charges against a celebrity. But the damage runs deep, and the cost of remaining silent may be too high.

Other cast are Rebecca Front (War and Peace, Poldark), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Chewing Gum), Olive Gray (Home from Home), Ellen Thomas (Teachers, EastEnders), Arnold Oceng (The Good Lie), Joseph May (Resident Evil), Rudi Dharmalingam (Our Girl) and Gary Beadle (EastEnders).

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