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Skip the American movie version of this story and view the series made by BBC for television. Focused on the press and shady doings in the upper echelons of government, this investigation of a murder unfolds over six hours. The depth of characterization gets viewers invested in the story and makes the suspense all the more (pleasantly) unbearable.

Those who love—or even just tolerate—science fiction should seek out this British TV series. With cliffhanger endings, this potboiler, by the folks who produced Dr. Who, eventually takes a dark turn into an exploration of the most disturbing ethical dilemma imaginable. A haunting, wrenching drama.

 

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