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The Sal­is­bury Poisonings
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The Salisbury Poisonings is a fact-based television drama, starring Anne-Marie Duff, Rafe Spall and Annabel Scholey which portrays the 2018 Novichok poisonings and decontamination crisis in Salisbury, England, and the subsequent Amesbury poisonings. The series was broadcast in three parts on BBC One in June 2020, and has been shown in four parts elsewhere. It was created by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn for Dancing Ledge Productions.

It was the highest rating new drama on British TV for three years and has been sold to 100 territories, landing a win in the 2021 Broadcast Awards for the International Programme Sales category.

The oppres­sive scale, unwield­i­ness and essen­tial unknowa­bil­i­ty of the devel­op­ing prob­lem is – we can say now with unwant­ed cer­tain­ty – per­fect­ly evoked.

The Sal­is­bury Poi­son­ings is a deeply affect­ing piece of tele­vi­sion – and as it turns out, the obvi­ous sto­ry was not the most inter­est­ing sto­ry after all.

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360min fac­tu­al dra­ma for BBC One
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