Connect with us


TV

Hidden (BBC-1 2012, Philip Glenister, Thekla Reuten)

Published

on


Philip Glenister and film star Thekla Reuten lead the cast in Hidden, a taut and gripping four-part conspiracy thriller, made by Origin Pictures for BBC One.

Written and created by Ronan Bennett (Michael Man’s Public Enemies, The Hamburg Cell, Face) in collaboration with Walter Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, The Money Trap, Fail Safe), Hidden revolves around the efforts of Harry Venn (Glenister), a small-time solicitor who is forced to delve into his murky past.

When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes (Reuten) turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself caught up in a much bigger and more complex conspiracy.

Hidden was filmed on location in Belfast.

Advertisement

Speaking about the dynamic between Harry and the mysterious Gina, Glenister said: “Well it starts off from Harry’s point of view, he doesn’t know anything about Gina – he doesn’t know where she’s come from and the fact that she seems to know so much about him kind of freaks him out.

Initially he kind of dismisses her but then she mentions his brother, and a name from the past that he thinks only he and his mate and his ex wife know about. For this stranger to suddenly have this information freaks him.

He has no choice but to pursue Gina and find out exactly what’s going on, he follows her to Paris and she’s not giving anything away.

Their relationship starts off with massive distrust and Harry’s not sure if she’s working against him or for an organisation, it’s only through trial and perseverance that they begin to get anywhere and then from that point, when their lives are threatened and somebody from the past enters their lives, that’s when they start having to work together to try and save themselves and try to find out what’s been going on and how they’re involved.”

Advertisement

Meanwhile Gina herself spoke about her favourite scenes: “There were a couple – being chased in the warehouse was great, it was fun – it was a bit of a competition between me and the camera team because I was trying to out run them to make the scene really fast.

It was a really incredible location – this totally worn down and overgrown warehouse, with mould everywhere and nails sticking out of the wood! It was great to have an action scene.

The other scene I really enjoyed was Gina’s confrontation with Sir Nigel Fountain – she finally knows what has happened and it’s very emotional. I really enjoyed doing that with David. All the scenes between these two characters were completed in 2 or 3 days, so it was quite an intense journey.

I enjoyed all my scenes with Phil! But I guess especially the bar scene in the beginning.”

Advertisement

production details
UK / BBC One – Origin Pictures / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 2012

Writers: Ronan Bennett, Walter Bernstein / Executive Producer: Stephen Wright, David Thompson, Ed Rubin / Producer: Christopher Hall / Director: Niall MacCormick

cast
Philip Glenister as Harry Venn
Thekla Reuten as Gina Hawkes
David Suchet as Sir Nigel Fountain
Anna Chancellor as Elspeth Verney
Bertie Carvel as Alexander Whitworth
Richard Dormer as Frank Hanna
Mark Powley as Mark Venn
Peter Guinness as Jason Styles
Benjamin Smith as Matt
Matthew Marsh as James Morpeth
Paul Ritter as Stevie Quirke
Thomas Craig as DS/DI Fenton Russell

Advertisement

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation
News3 hours ago

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation: Wearable Muscles (CBS Saturday March 2, 2024)

At 11:30 AM on Saturday March 2nd, CBS presents a new episode of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation titled “Wearable...

Mission Unstoppable Mission Unstoppable
News3 hours ago

Mission Unstoppable: Gibbons, Glowing Liquid, and Geomorphology (CBS Saturday March 2, 2024)

Mission Unstoppable airs a brand new episode titled “Gibbons, Glowing Liquid, and Geomorphology” on CBS at 12:00 PM on Saturday...

Hope in the Wild Hope in the Wild
News3 hours ago

Hope in the Wild: Owl Aboard (CBS Saturday March 2, 2024)

Hope in the Wild returns with a heartwarming new episode titled “Owl Aboard!” airing on CBS at 12:30 PM on...

48 Hours 48 Hours
News3 hours ago

48 Hours: The Menendez Brothers’ Fight for Freedom (CBS Saturday March 2, 2024)

On March 2, 2024, viewers can watch a special episode of 48 Hours on CBS and Paramount+, titled “The Menendez...

The Pioneer Woman The Pioneer Woman
News4 hours ago

The Pioneer Woman: Perfect for Two (Food Network March 2, 2024)

Fans of The Pioneer Woman are in for a treat with the upcoming episode titled “Perfect for Two.” Ree Drummond,...

Hard Truths of Conservation Hard Truths of Conservation
News4 hours ago

Hard Truths of Conservation: Hunting in the Kiwi Wilds (HISTORY March 2, 2024)

On Saturday March 2nd at 9:00 AM., History Channel presents a new episode of Hard Truths of Conservation titled “Hunting...

My Classic Car My Classic Car
News4 hours ago

My Classic Car: Oregon Mountain Cruise (MotorTrend March 2, 2024)

My Classic Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the latest episode airing on MotorTrend on Saturday March 2nd at 8:30...

The Bachelor The Bachelor
News6 hours ago

ABC’s The Bachelor Final Four airs Monday March 4

In the latest episode of The Bachelor, titled “2808,” viewers will witness an exhilarating and nerve-wracking journey as Joey embarks...

Catch Me A Killer Alibi Catch Me A Killer Alibi
News9 hours ago

UK Premiere for South African Crime Drama Catch Me A Killer

Prepare to immerse yourself in the chilling and thought-provoking world of Catch Me a Killer, a brand new series making...

World's Most Dangerous Roads Sri Lanka World's Most Dangerous Roads Sri Lanka
News9 hours ago

World’s Most Dangerous Roads: Sri Lanka Sunday 3 March on Dave

The latest episode of the UKTV Original series “World’s Most Dangerous Roads” continues to take viewers on thrilling and awe-inspiring...

Bangers & Cash Bangers & Cash
News9 hours ago

Bangers & Cash Series 9 Episode 4 Thursday 7 March on Yesterday

The latest episode of the UKTV Original series “Bangers & Cash” continues its exploration of classic vehicles. In this brand...

Dream Car Fixers Dream Car Fixers
News9 hours ago

Dream Car Fixers Series Premiere Tuesday 5 March on Yesterday

In the series premiere the UKTV Original series “Dream Car Fixers,” lifelong friends Sheldon Nichols and Peter Harriott showcase their...

Natural History Natural History
News9 hours ago

Secret World of Sound with David Attenborough: Love and Rivals Part 2 on Sky Nature 3 March

In the latest episode of “Secret World of Sound with David Attenborough,” viewers are treated to an exploration of the...

Rob Beckett's Smart TV Rob Beckett's Smart TV
News10 hours ago

Rob Beckett’s Smart TV: Daniel Mays, Nicola Coughlan, Richard Ayode (Sky Max 7 March)

In the brand-new episode 2 of Rob Beckett’s Smart TV, viewers can expect a fast-paced comedy quiz show that revolves...

Forensics: Catching the Killer Forensics: Catching the Killer
News10 hours ago

The Real Manhunter: The Peter Bryan Case (Sky Crime 4 March 2024

In the latest episode of The Real Manhunter, ex-detective Colin Sutton takes a closer look at the chilling case of...

Starz Acquires UK Drama Mary & George Starz Acquires UK Drama Mary & George
News10 hours ago

Mary & George Series Premiere on Sky Atlantic Tuesday 5 March

Prepare yourself for the brand new series premiere of “Mary & George” on Tuesday 5 March 2024 at 9.00pm, exclusively...

Popular