|Director:||Iain B Macdonald|
|Actors:||Benedict Cumberbatch, Max Beesley, Anamaria Marinca, Geraldine James, Eva Birthistle, David Harewood, Christopher Fulford|
THE LAST ENEMY is a shocking and compelling look at the emerging political world of tomorrow, today. An emotional odyssey about a man in search of the truth – about what has happened to his brother, and what has happened to his society. Benedict Cumberbatch, Max Beesley and BAFTA winner Anamaria Marinca are caught up in a love triangle in this visionary new thriller, also starring Robert Carlyle and Geraldine James. The five part contemporary drama follows a group of characters – including a mathematician, an aid worker and a desperate father – who are each trying to deal with crises in their own lives when they are unwittingly caught up in a global mystery. Stephen Ezard returns to England to attend the funeral of his brother Michael, and finds a world that has changed subtly but significantly from the one he left behind several years earlier. National security is tighter, and biometric ID cards are compulsory. Passenger profiling at all major transport hubs is common practice, public spaces are monitored 24 hours a day by digital cameras and armed police patrol the streets. Caught between the expanding powers of government intelligence and the murky world of illegal refugees and the new underclass of ID castaways, Stephen is forced to challenge his own complacencies about this new society.