2007 British drama series The Whistleblowers will air on 7TWO next month.
The six-episode series follows world-weary ex-lawyers Ben Graham and Alisha Cole on their quest for genuine justice. But personal sacrifice and integrity come at a heavy cost, as they rub against rogue elements in business and government. In search of truth, beware the consequences…
The series stars Richard Coyle, Indira Varman, Daniel Ryan, Douglas Hodge and Allan Corduner.
Driving home from work one night, lawyers Ben and Alisha narrowly miss hitting a naked, hooded man as he flees, terrified, down the road. The man is bundled violently into a car by two men as the couple look on helplessly. Ben feels he cannot turn a blind eye when they discover the very same man is being held in a house across the street from them. Yet when he reports it to the police, the officers who visit them, DI Bell and DS Waite, don’t take his concerns very seriously.
Ben seizes an opportunity to sneak into the house across the road and confront the prisoner inside. He discovers that he is a terror suspect but is completely innocent and being held illegally. Before they can talk further, Ben is bundled out by security minders and taken to the police. Thrown in a cell, Ben is warned off by DI Bell, who tells him Agiza’s detention is a security matter and none of his business.
When direct action is pitted against the willfully corrupt, distinctions between guardians of the truth and enemies of the state become hazy in a high speed, high stakes thriller exposing political and corporate mismanagement, negligence and greed.
It airs at 9:30pm Monday March 8th on 7TWO.