Airdate: Litvinenko

David Tennant portrays the former Russian Spy who died from Polonium-210 poisoning in 2006 in the UK.

Four part British drama Litvinenko, starring David Tennant as a former Russian secret service agent, and defector, recruited to MI6 before being poisoned in the United Kingdom.

This premiered in the UK in December.

David Tennant portrays Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian Spy whose death from Polonium-210 poisoning in November 2006 triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the British Metropolitan police.

During the police interviews, Litvinenko provided meticulous details from his hospital bedside about the events leading up to his illness, which he knew would prove fatal. The story also focuses upon Marina, portrayed by Margarita Levieva, Alexander’s fearless, dignified widow who fought tirelessly to persuade the British Government to publicly name her husband’s killers and acknowledge the role of Vladimir Putin & the Russian State in his murder.

Episode One:
November, 2006. Two Police officers are summoned to a hospital in London to interview a man named Alexander Litvinenko, who claims to have been poisoned.

Wednesday, 27 March at 9.30pm on SBS

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