Jason Watkins

BBC releases first look at new conspiracy thriller The Trick

Jason Watkins as Phil Jones (credit: BBC)

Jason Watkins (Line of Duty), Victoria Hamilton (Doctor Foster), George MacKay (1917), and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones) will star in the landmark film about the world-renowned Director of Climate Research, Professor Philip Jones from the University of East Anglia, who found himself in the eye of an international media storm and the victim of cyberterrorism back in 2009.

BBC One announces conspiracy thriller The Trick

Jason Watkins and Victoria Hamilton (Credit: BBC)

Starring Jason Watkins (The Crown), Victoria Hamilton (Life), George MacKay (1917) and Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), the thriller will explore how back in 2009 world-renowned Professor Philip Jones, Director of Climate Research at University of East Anglia, was at the centre of an international media storm and the victim of cyberterrorism.

Rob Brydon, Martin Kemp and Patsy Kensit among new cast joining McDonald & Dodds

The new cast members will guest feature as suspects in the first film of the Bath-based detective drama series, currently filming, alongside leads Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia.

Gouveia and Watkins will reprise their roles as the unlikely pairing of the gutsy DCI McDonald and the humble DS Dodds.

James Murray also returns as Chief Superintendent Houseman, handing McDonald and Dodds three new murder mysteries to solve. Lily Sacofsky joins as DC Milena Pachiorkowski.