Soldier Brian Wood received the Military Cross for bravery while serving in Iraq, but nine years later found himself branded a murderer and embroiled in one of Britain’s biggest ever public enquiries.
The two men go head to head in a moral conflict that moves from the battlefield to the courtroom.
In the first trailer, released today, we see Shiner telling his legal colleagues that “British soldiers get away with murder,” before Wood states: “If these people want to make war a crime, it’s up to them, but I fought for my country and I’m proud of what I did.”
The clip also hints at how the drama will explore the fallout of the case on Wood’s family, with his young son shown telling him: “A boy at school says you’re a murderer.”
Boyle and Jones will be joined by Leah McNamara, who stars as Wood’s wife Lucy; Alex Ferns, who plays his father Gavin; and Pauline Turner as his mother Margaret.
The 90-minute programme is directed by Sam Miller, best known for his work on Luther and I May Destroy You.
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