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Airdate: Next of Kin

Archie Panjabi & Jack Davenport star in a 2018 UK thriller screening on SBS.

2018 UK thriller Next of Kin starring Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, The Fall) and Jack Davenport (Smash) begins this Thursday on SBS.

Panjabi stars as a GP whose family life is shattered when her brother is abducted and murdered whilst working for a medical charity abroad.

The 6 part drama was created by Paul Rutman (Indian Summers) collaborating with author and wife, Natasha Narayan, and directed by Justin Chadwick (Bleak House).

The ITV drama aired in the UK in January.

The contemporary drama follows whip-smart doctor Mona Harcourt who lives in London with political lobbyist husband Guy. When a bomb goes off in London on the same day that her brother, Kareem, is abducted and murdered in Pakistan, Mona’s charmed life is shaken to its core. The situation escalates when Mona realises that her brother’s son Danish – known as Danny – has vanished from university and is being linked to both the bombing and the murder of his father. Mona finds herself confronted with the ultimate dilemma: how far would you go to keep your family safe?

Series One, Episode One:
On the same day that a terrorist attack brings London to a standstill, GP Mona Harcourt receives the devastating news that her brother Kareem has been kidnapped on his way home to the UK from his charity clinic in Lahore. Mona and her family’s horror is aggravated by the attentions of the police counter terrorism unit and their interest in Kareem’s teenage son Danny. Danny has not been seen at university for six weeks, and Mona is determined to find him before the police do.

Thursday, 3 May at 9.35pm on SBS.

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