With the UK terror threat level raised to severe, Home Secretary Montague holds secret meetings with the Director General of the Security Service, side-stepping her own Minister for Counter...
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With the UK terror threat level raised to severe, Home Secretary Montague holds secret meetings with the Director General of the Security Service, side-stepping her own Minister for Counter Terrorism and the Police. Specialist Protection Officer Budd is on high alert as Secretary Montague's hard-line stance on national security propels her further into the public eye. With his home life becoming more difficult, it appears as if Budd's natural animosity towards the Home Secretary is beginning to fade.Written by
"Pascoe House" is actually 20 Old Bailey, London, England UK, the lettering on the building is "Twenty" in real life. Opposite is actually the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court. See more »
For all the exterior shots of the Julia's car ride. The car was shown to be a black sixth generation BMW 7 series (G11/G12). However, for the escape scene as well as all other interior scenes throughout the series the team replaced the car with an older model 5th generation model BMW 7 series (F01/F02). This is most noticeable at the 38:30 mark. You can clearly see the different interior panels, wheels, tail lights and headlights for the older vehicle. This is most likely done to save cost as a 7-10 year old used BMW 7 series costs far less to purchase or rent. See more »
If the first part was good, and gripping, then the second part is literally off the scale. The most gripping thing I've sat through since watching Line of Duty Series 3. Mercurio strikes again delivering shocks, twists, turns, and of course action. There is a relevance with this episode, which I found a little terrifying, the use of a van as a weapon, the apparent back biting and corruption that occurs at a high level, and the obvious favours for friends that goes on.
The complexity of relationship between David and the Home Secretary is what stands out most in this episode, I didn't see this panning out as it did. Everything I thought was going to happen now can't. It of course raises questions, number one being is the Home Secretary in danger, or is she the danger?
Superb production values, and a degree of acting that should gain awards, Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden are of course terrific, but a special mention for Gina McKee, I have a feeling she'll be a dark horse in this series.
Fabulous entertainment. 10/10
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