The Sunday Telegraph - - Television & radio -

The tide of must-see TV that’s come our way this au­tumn – Body­guard, Killing Eve and Black Earth Ris­ing, for starters – shows no sign of re­ced­ing. This new thriller about the murky world of counter-ter­ror­ism has an im­pres­sive lead in Paddy Con­si­dine, who (in a rare foray into tele­vi­sion) plays Gabriel Wa­ters, an of­fi­cer tasked with find­ing an Is­lamist ter­ror­ist on the run in Lon­don. Wa­ters needs an un­der­cover re­cruit to risk their neck by snitch­ing on groups of po­ten­tial sym­pa­this­ers; aided by fresh-faced side­kick Holly Morten (Bel Pow­ley), he spies a chance in sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Pak­istani Raza Shar (new­comer Nab­haan Rizwan), whom the pair at­tempt to flip. Con­si­dine’s nu­anced per­for­mance and the ex­cel­lent script hint at trou­bled depths to be plumbed, while Rizwan is a rev­e­la­tion as street­wise Shar, all cocky bravado un­til his arm is twisted. The open­ing few min­utes will have you ab­so­lutely rapt, while di­rec­tor Jonny Camp­bell de­picts Lon­don with real panache. Vicki Power

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