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FIRST LOOK Roadkill

The four-part BBC One political thriller, created by David Hare, sees Hugh Laurie star as a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician called Peter Laurence.


Peter Laurence is a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician. His public and private life seems to be falling apart, or rather is being picked apart by his enemies.


As the personal revelations spiral, he is shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, expertly walking a high wire between glory and catastrophe as he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down.


However events show just how hard it is, for both an individual and a country, to leave the past behind. With enemies so close to home, can Peter Laurence ever out-run his own secrets to win the ultimate prize?


At the time of announcement, David Hare said “I first worked with Hugh Laurie in 1987 when he set off on his riveting change of direction from adroit comedian to commanding dramatic actor. I can’t wait to see him embody the fictional future of the Conservative party in Roadkill.”


Other cast members include Helen McCrory, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Saskia Reeves, Sarah Greene, Patricia Hodge, Ophelia Lovibond, Iain De Caestecker, Katie Leung, Olivia Vinall, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Pip Torrens, Millie Brady and Danny Ashok.


Roadkill will air on BBC One

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