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.
Written and Directed by
Director of Photography
Make-Up & Hair Designer
Sylvestra le Touzel
Shahnaz WahidShaheen Khan
Riaz WahidPaul Bhattacharjee
Rafiq WahidSagar Radia
SajidAdil Mohammed Javed
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