Roadkill is a 4-part political thriller about a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie), whose public and private life comes under strain when enemies threaten to upend him.

Fresh from a successful libel case against a journalist printing stories alleging corruption, he’s a man on the up.   But Peter is a risktaker. With his career on a knife edge, he powers on fearlessly with his own, divisive brand of common-sense libertarianism. 

As personal secrets spiral out of control, Peter, untroubled by shame or remorse, remains determined to further his own political agenda and avoid complete catastrophe. However, despite Peter’s best efforts, events reveal just how hard it is to leave the past behind.


A 4 x 60 minute drama for BBC1/Masterpiece

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Helen McCrory, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Iain De Caestecker, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Sarah Greene, Saskia Reeves, Millie Brady, Olivia Vinall, Patricia Hodge

Written by: David Hare

Directed by Michael Keillor

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

Produced by: Andy Litvin


BAFTA: Best Original Score – Harry Escott


‘Hugh Laurie plays politics with aplomb in David Hare’s polemic.’ 4* The Telegraph

‘Laurie dominates the screen’ New York Times

‘…a reminder – as if we needed one – that political ambition is rarely pure.’ 4* The Guardian

‘Infuriatingly watchable’ Daily Telegraph