BBC thriller from Keeping Faith makers starring Jason Watkins

The BBC has commissioned a new thriller The Trick.

The unique film is based on the history of climate change Professor Philip Jones.

Philip was the center of international media attention in 2009 when his email was hacked.

Leaked news appeared to indicate that climate change was a “scam” made up by scientists.

As a result, it sparked great controversy in the scientific community.

However, not everything was what it seemed.


Jason will star in the new BBC drama The Trick (Credit: Splash)

What is the BBC thriller The Trick about?

The film traces the persecution of Phil Jones as he fights to relieve himself and science.

“The Trick deals with the potentially devastating consequences of climate change denial for humanity,” reads the synopsis.

But it will also show “how the media storm has undermined public confidence in science”.

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Victoria plays Philips’ wife (Image: BBC)

Who will be in The Trick?

Line of Duty star Jason Watkins will play Philip Jones.

Jason said, “It’s rare for drama to unite the private and the audience in such a compelling way

“It’s a privilege to play the brilliant scientist Phil Jones. His efforts have been so important around the world to combat the effects of climate change.

“I’m looking forward to performing with Victoria and all the exceptional cast. And Pip Broughton, whose unique and beautiful work I so admire. “

He is accompanied by Doctor Foster and life star Victoria Hamilton, who will play his wife Ruth.

Victoria said, “This project is a call to arms for climate change. I’m really excited to be a part of it! “

The top-class cast is rounded off by George MacKay, Richard Elfyn and Tara Divina from Line of Duty.

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BBC Drama Director Piers Wenger said, “This shocking true story speaks of the complexities of the challenges we face.”

The film is shot in Cardiff, London and Norfolk.

However, a release date has yet to be confirmed by the BBC.

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