BBC One has released the first trailer for upcoming drama based on the 2018 Novichok poisonings.
The Salisbury Poisonings follows the true events surrounding the poisonings of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in 2018. The drama looks at the impact the poisonings had on the Salisbury community and the extraordinary acts of heroism from ordinary people that followed the event, and the tragedy that followed.
The three-part series stars Anne-Marie Duff (Shameless) as the Director of Public Health in Wiltshire, Tracy Daszkiewicz, Rafe Spall (The War of the Worlds) as Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, MyAnna Buring (The Witcher) as Dawn Sturgess and Johnny Harris (A Christmas Carol) as Charlie Rowley.
“We feel extremely privileged to be telling this story," said writers Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn. "Extensive, meticulous research is at the heart of how we like to work and we’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Salisbury who have opened up to us over the past few months and continue to do so. This is an extraordinary story full of ordinary heroes, the tale of how a community responded to an inconceivable event.”
Rafe Spall, who plays DS Nick Bailey, said: "Reading the script, which has been expertly and stringently researched by the writers, blew my mind. Because of how outrageous the entire thing was, of course, but also, what I loved about it was that it was from ordinary people's perspectives."
Watch the trailer below.