A council man becomes increasingly disillusioned over the years, but a heroic act gets him approval and becomes a front-runner for the mayor-ship of Manchester while trying to keep his own secrets buried.

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Series cast summary:
Christopher Eccleston ...  Daniel Demoys 3 episodes, 2012
Olivia Cooke ...  Meg Demoys 3 episodes, 2012
Dervla Kirwan ...  Alex Demoys 3 episodes, 2012
Lyndsey Marshal ...  Lucy Demoys / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Branka Katic ...  Donna 3 episodes, 2012
Andrew Scott ...  Dalien Bevan 3 episodes, 2012
Rebecca Callard ...  Ruth Pulis / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Wunmi Mosaku ...  Millie Caswell 3 episodes, 2012
Oliver Woollford Oliver Woollford ...  Luke Demoys 2 episodes, 2012
Lorenzo Rodriguez Lorenzo Rodriguez ...  Charlie Demoys 2 episodes, 2012
Karl Collins Karl Collins ...  Bo 2 episodes, 2012
MyAnna Buring ...  Sylvie 2 episodes, 2012
David Hayman ...  Henry Pulis 2 episodes, 2012
Stuart McQuarrie ...  Eddie Dayton 2 episodes, 2012
Ewen Bremner ...  Jerry Durrans 2 episodes, 2012
Danny Sapani ...  Detective Griffin 2 episodes, 2012
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A council man becomes increasingly disillusioned over the years, but a heroic act gets him approval and becomes a front-runner for the mayor-ship of Manchester while trying to keep his own secrets buried.

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22 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Lifeless
10 August 2012 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

There have been many fine political dramas made by the BBC over the years; Christopher Eccleston was famously in one of the best ('Our Friends in the North'); but sadly, 'Blackout' is not destined to join them. Set in an un-named city, all the details of which are deliberately vague, 'Blackout' features a complex plot relayed almost entirely in outline: we see characters talking about events after they have happened, sometimes show to us in flashback (or even premonition) but almost never directly relayed. The writer may be trying to be clever here, but the real power of visual drama is the ability to portray the seat-of-the-pants feeling of something as it's actually happening: this has all the emotional pull of a script meeting. And the conspiracy-based plot is in a pertinent area for modern Britain, but is actually less shocking than the truth (that the sort of developments it portrays are happening on their own, without any need for murder and blackmail). Sometimes, the devil is in the detail; for a drama to work, one has to believe in the life of the people it portrays.


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