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It’s an unflinching look at xenophobia and misogyny in Poland and Ukraine, with terrorist attacks, human traffickers and refugees hunted by wolves. Enter the uncomfortably topical world of The Border
Anyone suggesting to a British broadcaster that they screen a drama about illegal migration two nights before the vote on whether the UK stays in the EU would have received a screech of expletives sprinkled with the words “Number 10” and “Ofcom.” But Channel 4 has cunningly snuck through the overgrowth of broadcasting rules a fascinating addition to the sterile debates and news bulletins of pre-referendum TV.
The Border is a six-part Polish drama about a squad that targets Ukrainian gangs trafficking Eastern European migrants into Poland. The first episode is on Channel 4 tonight, after which the entire series drops on All 4’s indispensably educative Walter Presents archive of foreign drama.
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- Mark Lawson
BBC One has set Tim Roth and Samantha Morton to star in three-part serial killer story Rillington Place. Filming began this weekend in Scotland on the period project from BBC Drama Production and Bandit Television. It focuses on the true tale of murderer John Christie, his wife Ethel and their neighbor Timothy Evans, who all lived at Number 10 Rillington Place in London’s Notting Hill. Told from each of their viewpoints, the story explores the relationships and individual… »
2 items from 2016
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