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CCTV Director Mark Doman on reconstructing a world of surveillance

Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) in The Capture (Credit: BBC/NBCUniversal)

With previous credits as a “computer visual artist” and “surveillance artist” in the likes of Spooks and espionage film Criminal, CCTV director Mark Doman has helped to carve out this recent role in the television landscape.

A CCTV director is responsible for replicating the style of surveillance footage and will shoot high-quality footage from long distances using a combination of GoPros, small cameras, zoom lenses and underwater cameras, which is then compressed to lower resolutions to produce a surveillance aesthetic. 

BBC One reveals first glimpse of The Capture

DI Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger ) and Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) in The Capture (Credit: BBC/Heyday Films/Guy Farrow/Matt Burlem)

The Capture follows Shaun Emery (Turner), a soldier who returns to his family from Afghanistan after being acquitted of a murder charge.

The former soldier must continue to fight for his freedom when CCTV footage links Emery to an incident during a night out in London.

DI Rachel Carey (Grainger) sets out to uncover the truth but soon discovers the extraordinary abilities of the intelligence services, leading her to doubt if she can believe what she sees.

Callum Turner and Holliday Grainger to lead BBC One’s The Capture

Callum Turner and Holliday Grainger (Credit: BBC)

War and Peace actor Callum Turner leads as Shaun Emery, the proud British soldier whose conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to weak video evidence.

Emery begins again as a free man with his six-year-old daughter, but when new CCTV footage emerges soon after, he must stand trial again for a different incident in London.

The Capture also stars Strike’s Holliday Grainger as investigator Rachel Carey, hired to dissect the reliability of the shocking video.