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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Roadkill - A major new political thriller for BBC One written by David Hare

A major new political drama for BBC One written by David Hare (Collateral) and produced by The Forge (Collateral, National Treasure, Kiri), Roadkill is a four-part fictional thriller about a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician played by Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager, House).
Peter's public and private life seems to be falling apart - or rather is being picked apart by his enemies. With his enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?

Other cast includes Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, MotherFatherSon), Sidse Babett Knudsen (The Accident, Westworld), Saskia Reeves (Us, The Child in Time), Sarah Greene (Dublin Murders, Normal People), Patricia Hodge (A Very English Scandal, Miranda), Ophelia Lovibond (W1A, Hooten & The Lady), Iain De Caestecker (Us, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), Katie Leung (Chimerica, Strangers), Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White, Apple Tree Yard), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Harlots, MotherFatherSon), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Our Girl, Bad Mothers), Pip Torrens (Poldark, Preacher), Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom) and Danny Ashok (Deep Water, Capital).

Filming took place in London with David Hare, George Faber and Mark Pybus executive producing for The Forge, Lucy Richer for the BBC, Michael Keillor and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece. It is directed by Michael Keillor and produced by Andy Litvin. Roadkill is distributed internationally by all3media international.

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