Roadkill (TV series)

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Written by David Hare
Directed byMichael Keillor
Music by Harry Escott
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes4 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducerAndy Litvin
CinematographyWojciech Szepel
EditorDominic Strevens
Running time60 minutes
Production companyThe Forge
Distributor All3Media
Original network BBC One
Picture format 1080p
Audio format Stereo
Original release18 October (2020-10-18) 
8 November 2020 (2020-11-08)

Roadkill is a British four-part television thriller written and created by David Hare, [1] and directed by Michael Keillor. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 18 October 2020. In the United States, it was broadcast as part of the Masterpiece anthology series on PBS starting 1 November 2020.


The series stars Hugh Laurie as the Justice Minister whose private life is under fire from his enemies. [2] [3] [4] The series also features Helen McCrory in her final performance before her death in April 2021.



No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date Viewers
(millions) [12]
11"Episode 1"Michael Keillor David Hare 18 October 2020 (2020-10-18)8.68
Peter Laurence is a charismatic government minister on the verge of promotion to high office. He is also celebrating a win in a newspaper libel case. But an inmate at a women’s prison claims to have a secret about Peter’s past that could affect his future..
22"Episode 2"Michael KeillorDavid Hare25 October 2020 (2020-10-25)6.47
As Charmian digs into Peter's political past in Washington DC, troubles arise at home as Peter's family discovers his affair.
33"Episode 3"Michael KeillorDavid Hare1 November 2020 (2020-11-01)6.38
Confronted with his affair, Peter is the defendant at the family dinner table. Pressure mounts on Peter, as friends, family, employees, and even a dead person turn against him. Meanwhile, Rochelle questions whether to pick up where Charmian left off.
44"Episode 4"Michael KeillorDavid Hare8 November 2020 (2020-11-08)6.29
With the Prime Minister in trouble, Peter makes a shocking announcement to the nation. But with his enemies circling, he is forced to risk one final roll of the dice.


The series was filmed on location in London and Hastings. [13]


2021 BAFTA TV Craft Awards [14] Original Music Harry Escott Won

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