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Disc 1 Episode 1 When the Prime Minister's plane goes missing, Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins is left to pick up the pieces amidst a public scandal involving a deadly explosion. While dealing with the crisis, Tom receives growing pressure to run as replacement PM. Episode 2 Newly elected as Prime Minister, Tom vows to uncover the truth behind explosion and bring justice to the victims of the explosion. Meanwhile, Agnes circumvents her coworkers after they discount her alternate explanation for the former Prime Minister's plane crash. Disc 2 Episode 3 Amidst the threat of nationwide chaos and impending war, Tom gives the chemical company an ultimatum by freezing their assets. Later, some unseemly details of Tom's military past are brought to light by journalist Ellis Kane. Episode 4 After his colleagues become aware of his past, Tom is forced to contemplate the best way of addressing the matter in public. Matters are complicated after more details about the plane crash emerge. With the government considering taking action, the country waits on Tom to make a final judgment.
Packaging: Boxed set Run Time: 180 minutes, plus bonus programming Format: Widescreen Number of Discs: 2 Language: English Subtitles: No Color or B&W: Color CC: No SDH: Yes Region Code: 1 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Rating: NR
"A winner…nothing short of gripping viewing"
Sunday Mail (UK) "An amazing cast" The Guardian (UK) "Grabs you by the throat and doesn't release you from its grip for a second" Radio Times (UK) "You're not going to want to miss this..." Sunday Mail (UK) "Terrific British political thriller" The Australian
i liked it
i respect the work of gabriel byrne.
Good drama regarding a lot of evil in various governments!
I think I like the book title better, "A Very British Coup" but that might have presaged the ending. Charles Dance is absolutely wonderful as the power behind the throne. Gabriel Byrne is the usual intense self in the main role. It is an engaging drama albeit it left me hoped that all of various governments portrayed are not so cynical and self-serving as portrayed here. We on this side of the ocean always hope for better.
Much better than US
Much better than US TV