Edge Of Darkness without Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson has an uncanny knack of finding things, otherwise obscure, which I really care about and mangling them. His Jesus is an actor in a sadistic play and his indigenous are rescued by the Catholic Church and the Spanish (who killed millions of indigenous people)!

I suspect he has done it again.

In 1985 the BBC produced a classic, a tight piece of film noir, with all the flavours of conspiracy and repression which marked British politics at the time.

On all sorts of levels from pure entertainment to intellectual provocation it had the nation spell bound, shown first on BBC 2, it was immediately re-run on BBC 1 because of the huge demand in an age before VHS, DVD and youtube.

Over six episodes it had us all on the edge of our seats.

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