In March 2018 Salisbury became the site of an unprecedented national emergency. THE SALISBURY POISONINGS, with Emma Stansfield, a three-part dramatisation, focuses on the extraordinary heroism shown by the local community.
The three episodes will focus on the impact of the 2018 poisonings on Salisbury and the community – a double agent and former Russian military officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were found unconscious on a bench; they had been poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent – a chemical weapon previously developed by the Soviet Union and Russia. The series will tell the story “of how ordinary people reacted to a crisis on their doorstep, displaying extraordinary heroism as their city became the focus of an unprecedented national emergency.”
The drama is written by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn, who said: “We feel extremely privileged to be telling this story. Extensive, meticulous research is at the heart of how we like to work and we’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Salisbury who have opened up to us over the past few months and continue to do so.
“This is an extraordinary story full of ordinary heroes, the tale of how a community responded to an inconceivable event.”
The Salisbury Poisoning airs across three consecutive nights on 14th, 15th and 16th June on BBC One at 9pm.