Blackout

9:00pm Monday 16 July on BBC ONE

Daniel faces a stark dilemma. Does he confront the dark forces at work in the political machine and risk his family’s safety, or play the game and live with the consequences?

Sylvie is forced to face up to reality, while Bevan’s life hangs in the balance.

Daniel learns more about the extent of the cover-up, and Ruth makes some shocking discoveries of her own. But with his career, reputation and family on the line, will Daniel ever truly pay for his sins?

Cast: Christopher Eccleston is Daniel Demoys; Dervla Kirwan is Alex Demoys; Ewen Bremner is Jerry Durrans; MyAnna Buring is Sylvie; Branka Katic is Donna; Andrew Scott is Dalien Bevan; Rebecca Callard is Ruth Pulis; Lyndsey Marshal is Lucy Demoys; Olivia Cooke is Meg Demoys and Danny Sapani is Detective Griffin.

Ep 3/3

9:00pm Monday 9 July on BBC ONE

Daniel is elected mayor and begins his quest for redemption. But how long can he keep his dark secret from Alex?

A desperate Sylvie reaches out to Daniel as she struggles to deal with trouble at home.

Ruth begins to piece together the truth about her father – a hunt that leads her dangerously close to Daniel.

Detective Bevan questions the integrity of the Pulis investigation and is drawn into a web of deception, in which no one can be trusted.

Christopher Eccleston is Daniel Demoys; Dervla Kirwan is Alex Demoys; Ewen Bremner is Jerry Durrans; MyAnna Buring is Sylvie; Branka Katic is Donna; Andrew Scott is Dalien Bevan; Rebecca Callard is Ruth Pulis; Lyndsey Marshal is Lucy Demoys; Olivia Cooke is Meg Demoys and Danny Sapani is Detective Griffin.

Ep 2/3

9:00pm Monday 2 July on BBC ONE

Christopher Eccleston plays Daniel Demoys, a stranger in his own life. He has gone from being an idealistic young man to a disillusioned and corrupt council official. New drama on BBC One.

Daniel is a mess. He’s drinking so much he’s having blackouts. He has also been passing council contract details to businessman Henry Pulis.

When a row between the pair gets out of hand, an alcohol-fuelled Daniel beats Pulis brutally, leaving him in a coma. Desperate for help, Daniel seeks out his sister Lucy, a lawyer.

Lucy is representing Nelson Venner, a young man speaking out against drug gangs. Lucy and Venner are giving a press statement when a car slows and a gun appears from the window. Daniel impulsively throws himself in front of Venner, taking the bullet.

When Daniel wakes in hospital, he is unaware his impulsive act is all over the news, and a nurse, Donna, explains he’s being lauded as a hero. Daniel is lucky to have cheated death. It’s a wake-up call. Maybe he has a chance to be a better man.

Elsewhere, Henry Pulis lies in intensive care. Daniel is wracked with guilt and desperate to pay for his sins.

When political consultant Jerry Durrans visits Daniel to suggest he could be a viable candidate in the city’s first mayoral election, Daniel is sceptical. Yet the seed of an idea has been planted and he has been set on the unlikely path to being elected his city’s first political mayor. But Daniel remains a man with the blackest of secrets, desperate to make a stab at redemption.

Cast: Christopher Eccleston is Daniel Demoys; Dervla Kirwan is Alex Demoys; Ewen Bremner is Jerry Durrans; MyAnna Buring is Sylvie; Branka Katic is Donna; Andrew Scott is Dalien Bevan; David Hayman plays Henry Pulis; Rebecca Callard is Ruth Pulis; Lyndsey Marshal is Lucy Demoys; Olivia Cooke is Meg Demoys and Danny Sapani is Detective Griffin.

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