ROADKILL – with Mark Weinman and Patrick Martins – a major new 4-part political thriller, starts tonight on BBC One.
Hugh Laurie plays Peter Laurence, a self-made Conservative minister who “embodies the fictional future of the Conservative party”.
Charismatic and self-interested, Peter is hit by a series of public revelations about his private life and his work as a minister. However, Peter is untroubled by guilt as he attempts to out-run his enemies and his past, with his eyes on the ultimate political prize.
All four episodes will be helmed by Line of Duty director Michael Keillor, while the series is written by screenwriter David Hare (Collateral, The Reader).
Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama said: “Roadkill is a thriller which explores the relationship between personal morality and political power.
“… it is a great honour to work once again with David Hare and The Forge to bring this brilliantly sharp and funny drama to BBC One.”