The BBC Press Office has revealed the synopsis and broadcast date for Blackout [formerly ‘The Fuse’], a dark political thriller starring Christopher Eccleston and Andrew Scott.
The three part drama begins Wednesday July 4 2012 on BBC One in the UK. The exact time of broadcast is still to be revealed.
The full synopsis and cast details from the BBC Press Website are below.
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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