A four-part fictional thriller for BBC1 by writer David Hare.

Peter Laurence is a political outsider with ambition. Fresh from a successful libel case against a newspaper alleging corruption, he’s a man on the up.

Ever-present in the public eye, his devil may care attitude and lose tongue have earned him a groundswell of popularity. His unique brand of common-sense libertarianism, divisive in Westminster, is a breath of fresh air to his adoring supporters. The prime minister, acerbic Dawn Ellison, is wary of Peter’s threat, but can’t deny he’s a man in form. He’s due a promotion to the top tier, so long as there are no more unpleasant surprises. Peter, however, has a closet brimming with skeletons and plenty of enemies.


Written by: David Hare

Directed by Michael Keillor

Executive Producers: George Faber, Mark Pybus, David Hare and Michael Keillor

Produced by: Andy Litvin