Dark Money – a new four part drama written by Levi David Addai and directed by Lewis Arnold is coming to BBC One this July.
The series will air on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July and concludes the following week on Monday and Tuesday.
Dark Money tells the fictional story of The Mensahs, an ordinary working-class family from North London whose youngest son has recently finished filming a major Hollywood movie role. But Manny and Sam’s world is shattered when Isaac reveals he was abused whilst out in America by a renowned filmmaker.
Although guilt-ridden, the family decide to accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent, believing the money will help start a new life, enable them to heal and avoid the publicity hell of pressing charges against a celebrity. They are wrong. Damage runs deep, and the price of taking the money may be too high.
The drama stars Babou Ceesay, Jill Halpenny, Rebecca Front, Susan Wokoma, Olive Gray, Ellen Thomas, Arnold Oceng, Joseph May and Rudi Dharmalingam. It was produced by The Forge with Mark Pybus and George Faber executive producers alongside Lucy Richer at the BBC.