The Salisbury Poisonings 3pt Drama for BBC1

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“The Salisbury Poisonings is a deeply affecting piece of television – and as it turns out, the obvious story was not the most interesting story after all.”

Radio Times ****

“…beautifully judged, superbly acted and utterly absorbing…properly thrilling, grown-up drama…the writing here was nicely understated, the human stories well crafted and the unfolding crisis detailed without sensationalism.”

The Times ****

“There’s a danger with relying so heavily on factual accuracy, that the human aspects of the drama are overlooked. This couldn’t happen here, thanks to a deliberate decision to cast actors known for their emotional performances

Daily Mail *****

“Above all, the drama played a characteristically honourable tribute to the only person who died in the Salisbury poisonings, but has since been so overlooked that she rates only the most passing of mentions in Wikipedia’s lengthy entry on the ‘Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal’.”

The Spectator

“Deeply researched by writers Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson, The Salisbury Poisonings is a compelling story that delves deep beneath the spy vs spy headlines and carries lessons for us today. Act fast. Be decisive.”

The i *****

“The oppressive scale, unwieldiness and essential unknowability of the developing problem is – we can say now with unwanted certainty – perfectly evoked.”

The Guardian ****