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BRITZ

SYNOPSIS

Riz Ahmed (The Road to Guantanamo) and Manjinder Virk (Bradford Riots) play brother and sister Sohail and Nasima.  Sohail is an ambitious law undergraduate who signs up with MI5 and, eager to play a part in protecting British security, begins an investigation into a terrorist cell. His sister Nasima is a medical student in Leeds becomes increasingly alienated and angered by Britain's foreign and domestic policy after witnessing at first hand the relentless targeting of her Muslim neighbours and peers.

With action set in Pakistan, Eastern Europe, London and Leeds, the story is told in two parts with both feature-length episodes detailing a tragic sequence of events from two distinct perspectives.

At the heart of this thought-provoking drama is a revealing examination of British Muslim life under current anti-terror legislation. Britz ultimately asks whether the laws we think are making us safer, are actually putting us in greater danger.

CREDITS

Written and Directed by

Peter Kosminsky

Executive Producers

David Aukin

Hal Vogel

Producer

Steve Clark-Hall

Director of Photography

David Higgs

Production Designer

Pat Campbell

Editor

David Blackmore

Composer

Stanislas Syrewicz

Costume Designer

Julian Day

Make-Up & Hair Designer

Daniel Phillips

Dita Kowalski

Anamaria Marinca

Kenny Moss

Malcolm Scates

Drew Bailey

Luke Neal

Lian Hooper

Chipo Chung

Cliff Lyman

Simon Chandler

Diane

Sylvestra le Touzel

Nasima

Manjinder Virk

Sohail

Riz Ahmed

Tess

Mary Stockley

Jude

Chinna Wodu

Sabia Iqbal

Zahra Ahmadi

Horne

Adrian Lukis

Shahnaz WahidShaheen Khan

Riaz WahidPaul Bhattacharjee

Rafiq WahidSagar Radia

ShazPreeya Kalidas

SajidAdil Mohammed Javed

FaisalZaid Munir

LaureShereen Martineau

MatloobArsher Ali

ChrisJeff Peterson

LizzieAmy Noble

JoyRaquel Cassidy

RichardMark Bonnar

PhippsPaul Brown

ClareElizabeth Hurran

KaneezHarvey Virdi

RashidHaider Javed

ImranAsh Tandon

AWARDS

2008 BAFTA Awards 2008 | Winner BAFTA TV Award - Best Drama Serial

2008 International Emmy Awards | Nominated International Emmy - Best TV Film/ Mini Series

2007 Royal Television Society Awards |Winner RTS Television Awards - Best Drama