Summer 2016. As politicians campaign on behalf of Leave or Remain ahead of the now infamous Referendum, behind closed doors political advisors draw up their battle plans. At the heart stands Vote Leave’s steely campaign director Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch) with his controversial datadriven social media strategy.
Sophisticated algorithms will trawl the darker recesses of the internet to seek out hidden voters. His tactics aren’t popular with everyone. As traditional Eurosceptics clash with modern Brexiteers, the backstabbing and betrayal begins.
Whip-smart and funny, Brexit: The Uncivil War offers a fascinating insight into a vote that has not only altered the future of the United Kingdom, but also changed the face of global politics forever. Everyone knows who won, but not everyone knows how.
Golden Globe winning actress Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair) leads an all-star British cast in Mrs Wilson, a new original series based on the life of her own grandmother. It's 1963, and Alison Wilson (Ruth Wilson) returns home to find husband (a former MI6 spy) dead. Blinded by grief, Alison is bewildered when a woman unexpectedly arrives at the door, claiming to be Alec's 'wife'.
Alison embarks on a mission to discover who her husband really was but by dissecting their wartime romance, and learning about his mysterious past in India, it soon becomes clear to Alison that her husband died with a lot of secrets. Alison is left craving the truth as she makes discoveries which threaten to tear her and her sons’ world apart.
Girlfriends is a contemporary story of Linda, Sue and Gail as they struggle with the responsibilities that come with being a modern woman of a certain age. After the dramatic and sudden death of Linda's husband Micky, childhood friends Linda (Phyllis Logan), Sue (Miranda Richardson) and Gail (Zoë Wanamaker) find themselves back together again. Each has their own problems to face; from a looming divorce from a stillloved husband and the loss of a high-powered job through age discrimination, to juggling the endless responsibilities of their grandchildren and ageing mothers.
As widowed Linda tries to come to terms with being on her own after over 30 years of marriage, she and her girlfriends are horrified to find that this could be the least of her worries. As questions over the circumstances of Micky's death start to be asked, accusations reveal secrets, deception and doubts that tear at our Girlfriends' friendship. Will it endure, or will it be severely put to the test?
BBC First Middle East will be launching the first series of Blood with a double bill on Sunday 31st March. Returning to her hometown in Ireland after her mother's sudden passing, Cat Hogan uncovers buried secrets and betrayals that cause her to wonder whether there was more to her mother's death than meets the eye - and whether her father knows more than he's letting on.
Starring BAFTA-nominated Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty) and filled with surprising twists and turns, this psychological drama looks at paranoia, deception and the lies families tell each other.
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