Hidden (2011 TV series)

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GenreCrime drama
Written byRonan Bennett
Directed byNiall MacCormick
StarringPhilip Glenister
Thekla Reuten
Anna Chancellor
Michael Winder
David Suchet
Ben Smith
Andrew Scarborough
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Stephen Wright
Ed Rubin
Producer(s)Christopher Hall
Running time57 minutes
Production company(s)Origin Pictures
BBC Northern Ireland
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original release6 October (2011-10-06) – 27 October 2011 (2011-10-27)
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Hidden is a 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.[1] The four-part series was directed by Niall MacCormick, produced by Christopher Hall and written by Ronan Bennett.


Small-time solicitor Harry Venn (Glenister) 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 twenty years previously, and which reaches deep into the heart of the British political system.[2]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [3]
1"Episode 1"Niall MacCormickRonan Bennett6 October 2011 (2011-10-06)6.09
2"Episode 2"Niall MacCormickRonan Bennett13 October 2011 (2011-10-13)5.05
3"Episode 3"Niall MacCormickRonan Bennett20 October 2011 (2011-10-20)4.53
4"Episode 4"Niall MacCormickRonan Bennett27 October 2011 (2011-10-27)4.58

Critical reception[edit]

Josephine Moulds of The Telegraph said of the series: "All in all it was terribly exciting. Less pretentious than Page Eight and more ambitious than Spooks, Hidden nailed the intelligent, pacy TV thriller."[1]


  1. ^ a b https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8806465/Hidden-BBC-One-review.html
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015r6n3
  3. ^ "Weekly Viewing Summary (see relevant week)". BARB. Archived from the original on 13 July 2008.

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