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Hidden - New BBC series Starring Phillip Glenister Press Release and Photos

Philip Glenister (Ashes To Ashes) has been cast to star alongside film star Thekla Reuten (The American, In Bruges) and David Suchet in a taut and compelling four-part conspiracy thriller made by Origin Pictures for BBC One.

Written and created by Ronan Bennett (Michael Mann's Public Enemies, The Hamburg Cell, Face) in collaboration with Walter Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, The Money Trap, Fail Safe), Hidden revolves around the efforts of Harry Venn (Glenister), a small-time solicitor who is forced to delve into his murky past.

David Thompson, executive producer for Origin Pictures, commented: "As soon as we started discussing this idea with Ronan and Walter, the first actor who sprang to mind was Phil Glenister. The role is tailor made for him. Ronan and Walter have given us an electric and highly provocative drama which is very much of the moment."

When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes (Reuten) turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself caught up in a much bigger and more complex conspiracy that reaches deep into the heart of the British political system.
Source: BBC Press Release 14/09/2011

BBC Press Release:
Hidden Ep 1/4
Thursday 6 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

Ronan Bennett's new drama, Hidden, marks a highly anticipated return to BBC One for Philip Glenister, who stars in this taut and compelling four-part conspiracy thriller directed by Niall MacCormick.

Harry Venn (Glenister) is a small-time solicitor who is forced to revisit his murky past and quickly finds himself caught up in a much more complex and deeper conspiracy.

Harry is approached by Gina Hawkes, a lawyer looking for a missing alibi witness for her client – the witness being an old acquaintance of his, the long-term criminal Joe Collins.

The case reminds Harry of his own brief criminal past as a getaway driver for his older brother; a venture that ended with the death of his brother and their associate Hillman in a robbery that went horribly wrong.

The guilt Harry feels from this incident drives him to uncover what went awry in a seemingly simple operation. His only lead is that he knows the killings were commissioned by a man named Styles.

Tom Russell, the policeman who led the investigation all those years ago, is back on Harry's case, and with the past swiftly unravelling at every turn, Harry begins to question exactly who Gina is and why she chose him.

A visit to Gina's physician, Dr Sturgess, with a view to stealing Gina's personal details, ends with Harry making a quick exit after the hostile doctor comes at him with a needle, adding yet more uncertainty and intrigue to the situation Harry has found himself in.

Circumstances become even more puzzling when, on arriving back at the office, Harry receives an anonymous phone call telling him to immediately vacate the building...

Harry Venn is played by Philip Glenister, Gina Hawkes by Thekla Reuten, Elspeth Verney by Anna Chancellor, Mark Venn by Mark Powley, Paul Hillman by Mark Flitton, Fenton Russell by Thomas Craig, Dr Sturgess by Richard Durden, Frank Hanna by Richard Dormer, Jason Styles by Peter Guinness, Steve Quirke by Paul Ritter and Lauren by Lisa Kay.

Hidden is simulcast on the BBC One HD channel available through Freesat channel 108, Freeview channel 50, Sky channel 143 and Virgin Media channel 108.

Source: BBC Premiere Episode Press Release