Rules of the Game

A gripping new 4-part thriller about sexual politics in the modern workplace, starring Maxine Peake as Sam, a hard-headed manager at a family run business in the North West.

When new HR Director Maya begins her job at Fly, she tries to shake up the old-fashioned lad culture and begins investigating historic cases of misconduct. But Sam bristles at the suggestion of institutional bias against women – that was all in the past, and things are different now that she’s in charge.

However, when Sam arrives at work one day to find a dead body in the office reception, she is forced to reckon with not only the murky behaviour in the present, but murderous secrets from the past as well.


A 4 x 60 minute thriller for BBC1

Starring: Maxine Peake

Written by: Ruth Fowler

Directed by: Jennifer Sheridan

Executive Producers:

Mark Pybus and George Faber for The Forge

Lucy Richer and Ayela Butt for The BBC

Producer: Simon Meyers