Every company, every institution, every Government department has its secrets. From Deep Throat to Dr David Kelly, ‘whistleblowers’ have risked their careers, their reputations and even their lives to expose those secrets. And each episode of The Whistleblowers begs the question – could you? Or, more truthfully, would you?
The Whistleblowers is a six-part series created by the award-winning Tony Marchant (The Mark Of Cain, Passer By, Holding On, Recovery, Kid In The Corner), who writes three of the six episodes. One episode is written by real life whistleblower and ex immigration officer Tony Saint, another by ex teacher Steve Thompson and a sixth by Paul Logue (Sea of Souls).
BEN GRAHAM (Richard Coyle) and ALISHA COLE (Indira Varma) are lawyers at the same highly successful London firm. They witness a miscarriage of justice on their own doorstep and, instead of giving in to the temptation to look the other way, they speak out. However, by trying to do the right thing, Ben and Alisha suddenly find themselves on the other side of the law – enemies of the state.
In making the extraordinary journey from average citizens to whistleblowers, Ben and Alisha see the need to support others who are faced with the same moral dilemma. Realising whistleblowers are central to the continuing integrity and freedom of our society, they set up an agency to support those who are brave enough to step forward. Aided by private investigator and friend KENNY REED (Daniel Ryan), they step into the worlds of the education system, pharmaceuticals, the immigration service, the drinks industry and an environment agency to help potential whistleblowers take on those who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
STARRING: Richard Coyle, Indira Varma, Daniel Ryan, Douglas Hodge, Allan Corduner, David Threlfall, Kerry Fox, Josette Simon, Philip Jackson, Sarah Smart, Paul Freeman, Adrian Dunbar, Ian Puleston-Davies
WRITERS: Tony Marchant, Steve Thompson, Tony Saint, Paul Logue
CREATED BY: Tony Marchant
DIRECTORS: John McKay, Paul Gay, Richard Clark
PRODUCER: Sanne Wohlenberg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Gareth Neame, Tony Marchant