A taut and gripping four-part conspiracy thriller, HIDDEN is written by Ronan Bennett (PUBLIC ENEMIES, THE HAMBURG CELL) in collaboration with veteran Hollywood screenwriter Walter Bernstein (THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, FAIL SAFE).
Directed by Niall MacCormick (ALBATROSS, WALLANDER, THE LONG WALK TO FINCHLEY), the thriller is set across London and Paris at a time when Britain is in a state of political turmoil: there is rioting on the streets and the coalition government has collapsed.
The drama centres on Harry Venn (Phil Glenister - ASHES TO ASHES, LIFE ON MARS), a high street solicitor who is forced to delve back into his murky past. When a mysterious lawyer, Gina Hawkes (Thekla Reuten – THE AMERICAN, IN BRUGES) turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client, he agrees to take on the job but becomes unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother twenty years ago. Harry quickly finds himself caught up in a much bigger and more complex conspiracy..
The show will begin on Thursday October 6th at 9pm on BBC1 and will play over the subsequent three weeks.
The cast includes: Harry Venn played by Philip Glenister, Gina Hawkes played by Thekla Reuten, Sir Nigel Fountain played by David Suchet, Elspeth Verney played by Anna Chancellor, Paul Hillman played by Mark Flitton, Fenton Russell played by Thomas Craig, Frank Hanna played by Richard Dormer, Steve Quirke played by Paul Ritter, Alexander Wentworth played by Bertie Carvel.