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Liar

Laura is a smart and dedicated teacher, not long out of a relationship and unsure about getting back on the dating scene.  Andrew is a renowned surgeon whose son is a pupil at Laura’s school.  An initial attraction leads to a date, but neither fully realises the far-reaching consequences that their meeting will have on each other or their families.  Truth and consequences go hand in hand in a tense and gripping thriller that examines both sides of a relationship and both sides of the truth. Are there really two sides to every story? Liar explores the devastating cost of deceit on both the couple and their friends and family, as secrets and lies are laid bare…

Starring Golden Globe Winner Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four, Hornblower), Liar is a 21st-century take on modern-day gender politics, family life and the insidious corrosiveness of deceit, wrapped up in the taut narrative structure of a compelling and hook-laden emotional thriller. Written by Emmy, Golden Globe and Bafta nominated writers Harry and Jack Williams, Liar is a timely and frightening dissection of the politics of consent, the burden of proof and the destructive power of social justice.

The lead director, James Strong (Broadchurch, The Great Train Robbery, 11-22-63), is also executive producing. Eliza Mellor (The Living and the Dead, Poldark, Death Comes to Pemberley) is the producer of the series. Sam Donovan (Humans, The Living and the Dead, Utopia) directs episodes 4 to 6. Liar is currently in post-production and will broadcast on ITV in Autumn 2017.

RELLIK

Rellik (killer spelled backwards) is a structural conceit which turns the serial killer story on its head: this is a hunt for a serial killer, told in reverse. The search for the killer provides the backbone of the story but the damaged and disfigured Met detective, Gabriel Markham, played by Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones, Fortitude), is at its centre. Enigmatic, unrelenting and charismatic, Gabriel is propelled in an obsessive hunt for a serial killer who left a mark on him both physically and mentally. Gabriel’s partner is Elaine, a bright and intense detective, played by Jodi Balfour (The Crown, Bomb Girls, Quarry).

Dormer and Balfour are joined by a stellar cast including Rosalind Eleazar, Paterson Joseph, Paul Rhys, Michael Shaeffer and Lærke Winther among others.

Rellik is a six-part thriller for BBC One and Cinemax. The executive producers are Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Elaine Pyke for New Pictures, Harry and Jack Williams for Two Brothers Pictures, and Christopher Aird for the BBC. Created and written by Harry and Jack Williams, with episode four written by Marston Bloom. Sam Miller (Guerrilla, Luther) is the lead director and executive producer, with Hans Herbots also directing. The producer is Chris Clough.

When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD

Cary Grant sits in his plush dressing room at Culver Studios, California, waiting to be called to set by his director, Alfred Hitchcock. Suddenly he gets a visitor, a Dr. Timothy Leary. Having read about Grant’s dabbling with LSD in an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, Leary is keen to try the magical new drug. Grant, however is insistent that the powerful substance only be taken under medical supervision.

What follows is a whimsical hallucinogenic ‘trip’ through psychological space and time, with the two men together exploring past, present and future memories: Grant’s Edwardian childhood in Bristol, England, as well as the fame Leary will go on to achieve through propagating the use of LSD in the 60s.

Starring Ben Chaplin as Grant and BAFTA nominated Aidan Gillen as Leary, When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD is a playful imagining of two of history’s most fascinating characters meeting on the set of one of Hitchcock’s most revered films. The one-off was released in February 2017 on Sky Arts as part of their ‘Urban Myths’ series. It is written by EMMY award winner Roger Drew and Ed Dyson, directed by Geoffrey Sax and produced by Sarah Hammond.

Fleabag

A bittersweet portrait into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, porn-watching, grief-riddled woman, trying to make sense of the world. Unfettered and unfiltered, Fleabag is in turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached, she’s utterly lost.

The six part series, written by and starring actor-writer powerhouse Phoebe Waller-Bridge, hit UK screens on BBC3 in July 2016, before moving to BBC2 in August. The show was released on Amazon in September the same year. It has since been decorated with multiple awards including, with a second season hotly anticipated. Fleabag features a supporting cast that includes Olivia Colman, Hugh Dennis, Bill Patterson, Hugh Skinner, Brett Gelman, and Sian Clifford. The Fleabag pilot was directed by Tim Kirkby, and episodes 2-6 directed by Harry Bradbeer. Lydia Hampson is the producer. The series was commissioned by BBC and Amazon and is a Two Brothers Pictures production. Harry Williams, Jack Williams and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are the show’s executive producers.

Praise for Fleabag:

★★★★★ “Waller-Bridge has immaculate timing” The Telegraph
‘Staggeringly beautiful’ The Guardian
‘Precision black humour’ The New Yorker
“The best, most fearless, bittersweet comedy on British television” The Observer
‘Bitter, biting and pushing boundaries’ The New York Times
‘Cutting wit’ Variety

The Missing – series 2

The first episode of eagerly anticipated second season of The Missing  broadcast on 12th October. Written by Harry and Jack Williams, the eight part thriller stars David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes and Series 1  alum Tchéky Karyo, reprising his role as French Detective Julien Baptiste. The Telegraph described the series as a “Hitchcockian suspense thriller”, that has “redefined British crime drama”.

the-missing-2-high-res-stillThe Story

The new series follows Sam (Morrissey) and Gemma (Hawes), whose daughter Alice went missing in 2003. In 2014, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and collapses. Her name is Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), and she has been missing for 11 years. Alice’s return sends shockwaves through the small community. Told in dual timelines, flitting between 2014 and the present day, we follow Alice’s family as they are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams. When French missing persons detective Julien Baptiste (Karyo), races across Europe to pursue a 12-year-old case that he never let die, we begin to explore the murky morality and emotional complexity of what happens when the missing child you’ve been longing to return actually comes back.

Cast and Creatives

The lead trio are joined by Roger Allam; Laura Fraser; Anastasia Hille; Olafur Darri Olafsson; Lia Williams; Abigail Hardingham; Jake Davies; Florian Bartholomäi and Daniel Ezra.

The eight-part anthology series is directed in its entirety by Ben Chanan (The Last Kingdom) and produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground for BBC One and Starz. It has been Executive Produced by Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Colin Callendar. The Missing is a co-production between Two Brothers Pictures, New Pictures, Czar TV, VRT, and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance.

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