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National Treasure (Robbie Coltrane) - Preview

National Treasure

Preview by Jack Foley

SCREEN legends Robbie Coltrane (Cracker, Harry Potter) and Julie Walters (Indian Summers, Billy Elliot) star in National Treasure, a new compelling and timely drama about a beloved comedian who is arrested following the surprising allegation of sexual assault dating back to the ‘90s.

Following its run on Channel 4 this controversial series will be released on DVD courtesy of RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn Label.

Written by BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne’s (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, This is England) and directed by BAFTA-winning director Marc Munden (The Devil’s Whore, Utopia), this four-part thought provoking drama will arrive on DVD on October 31, 2016.

Paul Finchley (Coltrane) is one half of a much loved comedy double act – a cherished household name with a career that spans several decades. He’s a bona fide national treasure.

Then he receives a knock at his door. Faced with an accusation of historical sexual offences, the life of this adored entertainer begins to unravel.

Paul and all those closest to him are put under the intense pressure of the investigation and the merciless media circus that accompanies it, from his wife of 40 years, Marie (Walters) and his troubled daughter, Dee (Andrea Riseborough, Bloodline, Birdman), to his manager and his loyal comedy partner, Karl (Tim McInnerny, Notting Hill, 101 Dalmations).

As the investigation and criminal trial work their way towards a verdict, memories that have become muddied in the intervening four decades are dredged, doubts flourish, loyalties are tested, and truths, half-truths and lies are all exposed.

This hard-hitting exploration of truth, memory, trust and family calls us to question, how well do we really know ourselves and those closest to us?

Win National Treasure on DVD

To celebrate the release of National Treasure on DVD from Monday, October 31, 2016, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs National Treasure?

Simply send the answer to National Treasure competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email