Radio 4 to air phone hacking drama starring Downton Abbey’s Jessica-Brown Findlay

The former ITV period drama actress will play an "ambitious media lawyer Hayley Schaffer” who suspects that a daily newspaper is illegally obtaining information about one of her clients

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Radio 4 is to air a drama called Mind Hackers starring former Downton Abbey favourite Jessica Brown-Findlay, RadioTimes.com can reveal.

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The drama, written by Lou Stein, features Brown-Findlay as an “ambitious media lawyer Hayley Schaffer” who suspects that a daily newspaper is illegally obtaining information about one of her clients.

Anthony Head also stars as Hayley’s “former lover and mentor, newspaper lawyer Paul Madsen.”

Another character is publicity agent represented by Hayley played by actor/comedian Owen Brenman and is thought to be loosely based on Max Clifford. 

“He is the wizard behind the gamesmanship of lawyers, newspaper hacks, and celebrity clients” according to Radio 4.

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Olivier-Award winning actress Marcia Warren also stars as Hayley’s dry-humoured grandmother in the drama which airs on Friday June 24.