Utopia

Series 1 - Episode 2

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

More fun and games from the conspiracy thriller with a serrated edge and paranoid undertow. “Where is Jessica Hyde?” was the question that ricocheted through last week’s opener and then, in the final shot, she turned up. She’s a masterful sort, and has a firm message for the trio of comic fans on the run from the sinister Network: “Your lives as you knew them are over,” she announces. “If you can adjust, you will live. If you can’t, you will die.” So they adjust.

Occasionally, the overarching plot about a sinister bio-research operation flags, but we can lose ourselves in the gorgeous visuals and menacing sense of place: whoever scouted the locations deserves an award.

About this programme

2/6. Unable to return to their former lives, Ian and Becky are forced to face the terrifying reality of being on the run, while Dugdale is drawn deeper and deeper into a plot that threatens to have fatal consequences. Thriller about five people pursued by a sinister organisation after they gain possession of the manuscript of a fabled graphic novel. Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Alexandra Roach, Adeel Akhtar and Paul Higgins star.

Cast and crew

Cast

Wilson
Adeel Akhtar
The Assistant
James Fox
Dugdale
Paul Higgins
Alice
Emilia Jones
Arby
Neil Maskell
Jessica Hyde
Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Geoff
Alistair Petrie
Conrad Letts
Stephen Rea
Becky
Alexandra Roach
Ian
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Grant
Oliver Woollford
William Kaye
Lloyd Hutchinson
Jen
Ruth Gemmell
Anya
Anna Madeley
Lee
Paul Ready
Jack Tate
David Sibley
Bejan
Mark Stobbart
The Tramp
Alan Williams
Bev
Eleanor Matsuura
Alice's mum
Teresa Banham
Old house father
Mark Carter
CIA woman
Diana Hardcastle

Crew

Director
Marc Munden
Executive Producer
Karen Wilson
Executive Producer
Jane Featherstone
Executive Producer
Dennis Kelly
Producer
Rebekah Wray-Rogers
Writer
Dennis Kelly
Categories
Drama

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