Join the RTS on Wednesday 6 October for this exclusive look at Walter Presents’ compelling new drama series, asking the question: can whistleblowers ever win?
Inspired by the true stories of Norwegian corporate whistleblowers, Heksejakt (Witch Hunt) looks at how those fighting for justice often become targets themselves.
Following an exclusive virtual screening of episode one, series co-creators Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen, along with lead actress Ingrid Bolsø Berdal join the Radio Times’ Frances Taylor for this live behind-the-scenes discussion ahead of Witch Hunt's release on All 4 and Channel 4.
This event will include a live audience Q&A.
About the Show:
A mysterious invoice from an unknown Dutch company lands on the desk of Ida Waage, Chief Accountant at the influential law firm Biermann and Gude. The amount is modest but seemingly lacks basis. Soon Ida discovers that the invoice is part of a money-laundering operation on behalf of her firm’s biggest client, businessman Peer Eggen... She alerts the board, but instead of going after the ones responsible, they turn on her with harassment and fabricated accusations.
Shaken, Ida alerts the Norwegian Police Unit for Investigating of Economic Crime, Økokrim, expecting this to be the end of it as far as she is concerned. Økokrim's investigator, Eirik Bråten, soon finds that the invoice is a cover-up for a transaction between Eggen and the husband of Norway's Minister of Justice. Others have also caught the smell of corruption…
Frances Taylor - Streaming Editor, Radio Times
Anna Bache-Wiig - Creator and Writer
Siv Rajendram Eliassen - Creator and Writer
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal - Lead Actress
Producer: Damien Ashton-Wellman