Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie, House, Veep) is a political outsider who is very popular with the people. Fresh from a successful libel case against a journalist printing stories alleging corruption, he's a man on the rise. But Peter has plenty of skeletons in his closet.
And soon he discovers another--an illegitimate daughter serving a prison sentence. It's a secret that could ruin him. And one, apparently, that his Prime Minister (Helen McCrory) already knows.
But Peter is a risktaker. With his career balanced on a knife edge, he pushes on fearlessly with his own, divisive brand of common-sense libertarianism. As he goes out on a political limb, his problems mount. His daughter uncovers his marital infidelity and his family threatens to implode. His charm and charisma can smooth over anything. But Peter may have ignored the consequences of his actions for too long. The journalist he humiliated in court is now on a mission, and this time Peter may not be able to talk his way out of it.
Producer: Andrew Litvin
Executive Producer: Mark Pybus, George Faber, David Hare, Michael Keillor, Lucy Richer, Rebecca Eaton
Production Company: The Forge Entertainment; Masterpiece; All3media International
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Director: Michael Keillor
Actors: Hugh Laurie, Helen McCrory
Writers: David Hare
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen