Channel 4's latest comedy drama, set in and around the Metropolitan Police, Babylon, has a great cast.
The cast includes James Nesbitt (Cold Feet, Jekyll) Adam Deacon (Kidulthood, Anuvahood), Jill Halfpenny (Coronation Street), Patterson Joseph (Peep Show), Nicola Walker (Last Tango In Halifax), Jonny Sweet (Chickens) and Brit Marling (The East). Oh and if that wasn't enough to entice you in, Babylon is written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Fresh Meat) and directed by none other than Danny Boyle.
I was lucky enough to be invited along to BAFTA the other week to watch the first episode, a feature-length episode of 90 minutes that's being shown on Channel 4 on 9th February at 9pm. But the Babylon journey doesn't end there as they're about to go into production for a six-part series, with hour-long episodes which will be shown in the spring.
What would happen if the Head of Communications for Instagram, was to be given the task of revolutionising the PR department of the Metropolitan Police? Well that's the exact same question that Babylon asks, and although there are a lot more layers to Babylon than just that, never before has a series about the British police force been more relevant and topical. So much though that speaking at BAFTA, Nesbitt said that is "Feels like we're almost telling a true story".