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Today the BBC have released three first look images from their new one-off conspiracy thriller The Trick, starring Jason Watkins, Victoria Hamilton, George MacKay and Jerome Flynn.

The landmark 90-minute film, tells the story of world-renowned Professor Philip Jones; Director of Climate Research at the University of East Anglia, who back in 2009 found himself at the eye of an international media storm and the victim of cyberterrorism.

With time running out against an unseen enemy, The Trick looks at the potentially devastating consequences to humanity from climate change denial; how a media storm undermined public confidence in the science and how the concept of ‘truth’ took a back seat causing us to lose a decade of action.

The film also charts the unjustified persecution of Phil Jones, played by Jason Watkins, and his wife Ruth’s, played by Victoria Hamilton, fierce support of her husband and the fight for the ultimate exoneration of himself and the science.

The ensemble cast also includes George MacKay, Jerome Flynn, Adrian Edmondson, Aneirin Hughes, Pooky Quesnel, Richard Elfyn, Rhashan Stone, Justin Salinger, Tara Divina and David Calder.

Produced by Vox Pictures, the team behind Keeping Faith, The Trick has been written by Owen Sheers and directed by Pip Broughton. With Adrian Bate as producer for Vox Pictures and Ben Irving as executive producer for the BBC.

The Trick airs this Autumn on BBC One


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