Series 1 - Episode 2



Three hours after a geo-magnetic storm hits the UK, most cities have been plunged into darkness. There’s no electricity, travel is dangerous, mobiles aren’t working, hospitals are in chaos, the Army is on standby and there’s no clue when – or how – the country will recover.

It’s edge-of-your-seat stuff, but the tension ramps up even further with a prison breakout and a dramatic fire in a hotel where the chief of staff is having a romantic dalliance. Meanwhile the entire government seems weighed down with personal problems. “We can get through this if we stay strong and stay together,” announces PM Robert Sutherland (Robert Carlyle). Good luck with that.


With the nation in the full grip of the crisis and experiencing the worst blackout in the history of the UK, Sutherland and his team are forced to work around the clock to restore power. Meanwhile Anna reconnects with Edin, but this dalliance with her past love becomes more dangerous than she anticipates. Political thriller, starring Robert Carlyle, Victoria Hamilton and Richard Dormer.

Cast & Crew

Robert Sutherland Robert Carlyle
Archie Glover-Morgan David Haig
Anna Marshall Victoria Hamilton
Fraser Walker Richard Dormer