Hidden (TV series)

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Hidden
Genre Drama
Written by Ronan Bennett
Directed by Niall MacCormick
Starring Philip Glenister
Thekla Reuten
Anna Chancellor
Michael Winder
David Suchet
Ben Smith (actor)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Production
Running time 57 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 6 October 2011 (2011-10-06) – 27 October 2011

Hidden is a 2011 British television drama starring Philip Glenister, Thekla Reuten, Anna Chancellor, Michael Winder, Andrew Scarborough and David Suchet which debuted on BBC One on 6 October 2011. The four part series was directed by Niall MacCormick, produced by Christopher Hall and written by Ronan Bennett.

Plot summary[edit]

The series focuses on small-time solicitor Harry Venn (Glenister), who is reluctantly drawn back into his dark past after being approached by Gina Hawkes (Reuten). Hawkes, a lawyer searching for a missing alibi witness for her client, quickly draws Venn into a deep and dangerous conspiracy involving the death of his brother 20 years previously, and which reaches deep into the heart of the British political system.

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Episodes[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(million)[1]
1 "Episode 1" Niall MacCormick Ronan Bennett 6 October 2011 (2011-10-06) 6.09
Small-time solicitor Harry Venn is asked for the whereabouts of a criminal acquaintance, reminding him of his own murky past as a getaway driver in a botched robbery that ended with the deaths of his brother and another associate. Driven by guilt, he begins to uncover why such a seemingly simple operation went so wrong - but the policeman who led the investigation all those years ago is soon back on Harry's case.
2 "Episode 2" Niall MacCormick Ronan Bennett 13 October 2011 (2011-10-13) 5.05
With his office blown to pieces, Harry becomes determined to find out who tried to kill him and begins by finding out more about the elusive Gina Hawkes. However, breaking into her doctor's office, questioning her barrister and visiting the imprisoned Stevie Quirke only serve to prove how deep the mystery really is. In one last desperate bid, the lawyer tracks his quarry down to Paris - only to be confronted by a past he thought he had long since left behind.
3 "Episode 3" Niall MacCormick Ronan Bennett 20 October 2011 (2011-10-20) 4.53
Harry returns from Paris desperate to figure out who he can trust and how he can save himself. But when he goes back to the Kent house where it all started 20 years ago - the home of Ben Lander, the only survivor from that fateful night - he is forced to confront his past head on.
4 "Episode 4" Niall MacCormick Ronan Bennett 27 October 2011 (2011-10-27) 4.58
Harry and Gina meet up with Joe Collins, who was hired to do a job for Styles only to steal his laptop instead. Now armed with the information he needs, the beleaguered lawyer realises he has less than an hour to stop an event that could change everything - not just for himself but for the country - and finally confronts the past that has long haunted him.

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