Complete series of the BBC's controversial television drama about corporate and government conspiracy, originally broadcast in 2003.
When a teenage drug-dealer is shot dead and a high-profile MP's lover dies, falling under a Tube train, investigative journalist Cal McCaffrey (Simm) is asked by his editor to find out if there was any connection between the two deaths. Cal's discovery of a missing briefcase that may contain information sensitive to the government puts his life in danger, and with a hitman on his tail he needs police protection. At the same time, Cal's growing involvement with the MP's wife begins to compromise his objectivity, and when he discovers a link between the dead girl, the government and the sinister U-Ex Oil company, his position at the newspaper is abruptly terminated. Trying to stay one step ahead of the people after him, Cal is able to expose the person responsible for ordering the killings, unleashing a controversy that could bring down the government.
Subsequently adapted into an Americanised feature film, released in the United States in April 2009, the plot retained substantial similarities to the original six-hour series, retaining the main characters, but with its location changed to Washington, D.C., and certain aspects condensed and changed in order to fit the two-hour format. The film was generally well received, but not as lauded as the series.
The original and better, brand new and sealed.