Silk writer Peter Moffat pens new BBC1 drama Undercover

Bold new political thriller for BBC1

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Silk and The Village creator and writer, Peter Moffat has penned a new six-part political thriller for BBC One.

Produced by BBC Drama Production England, the series focuses on a lead character who is about to become the first black Director Of Public Prosecutions.

Just as her life comes under intense public scrutiny she discovers that her husband and the father of her children has been lying to her for years. Is he concealing an affair, or is it something altogether more sinister? If she digs up his real past will she be safe, and what price do you pay for uncovering lies? And who wants her in this job and why?

Peter Moffat says: “After immersing myself in WW1 and the 1920s in The Village I am relishing the prospect of returning to the contemporary British political landscape to look at where we stand and how we got here. Undercover is a thriller about identity, trust and the struggle to lead a morally principled personal and professional life, while working up close with the police, press, politicians and criminals who have so corrupted and damaged public life over the last 20 years.”

Undercover is executive produced by Hilary Salmon, Head of BBC Drama Production England (Silk, Criminal Justice).