6 x 1hr
When the political turns personal.
Informer is a sophisticated, character driven thriller about Raza, a young second generation Pakistani man from East London who is coerced by Gabe, a counter-terrorism officer, to go undercover and inform for him.
Gabe, who has a past he is unwilling to expose, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity begins to threaten him. As the central counter-terrorism investigation heats up, the stakes for all three get higher and higher. Informer tells a story about identity in a world where lines are increasingly being drawn and sides are being taken.
2019 Royal Television Society Awards - Breakthrough Award (Nabhaan Rizwan)
2018 Seriencamp - Fist Look Award
2019 BAFTA TV Awards - Best Drama Series
2019 Edinburgh Festival Awards - Best Breakthrough Talent
2019 Rockie Awards - Best Drama Series: English Language
2019 Televisual Bulldog Awards
‘Informer, the most nuanced and original BBC drama in an autumn season already notable for outstanding quality’
5***** ‘Taut, gripping and blessed with that vital touch of humour to enliven the darkness, Informer is a must-see’
Event Magazine (Daily Mail)
'Superb attention to detail and compelling dialogue help to make this masterly series utterly convincing, while the performances are outstanding across the board’.
Event Magazine (Daily Mail)
4**** - ‘Young Rizwan is instantly captivating, while Considine and Powley bounce off each other beautifully in what is another excellent BBC drama’
‘a nail-biting opening sequence’
4 **** - ‘This topical thriller is involving and gripping from the start, with newcomer Nabhaan an absolute natural.’
‘The opening few minutes will have you absolutely rapt, while director Jonny Campbell depicts London with real panache.’
‘With slick performances and a thrilling plot, this is must-see drama at its best’
We Love TV (Mirror)
‘We’re in a decent spell of British TV drama, but Informer’s first episode stands out as one of the strongest of the year’
Notebook (Sunday Mirror)
‘The BBC’s latest drama is a must-see, featuring an outstanding cast, a clever premise and an electric script crackling with wit and intensity’
‘Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani’s intriguing, character-driven story feels a whole lot more realistic’
‘I braced myself for a stereotypical portrayal of terrorist narratives. But, surprisingly I was faced with a dynamic twisted storyline that left me on the edge of my seat’
The British Blacklist
4 **** ‘this disjointedness suits the material – it keeps you on your toes’
‘Informer is a gripping and engaging thriller.’
‘The performances are excellent, plotting tight and the moral ambiguities on all sides entirely convincing’
‘Sharply written, beautifully directed, littered with unexpected details, and boasting a cast firing on all cylinders in every role, this excellent thriller is one of the best and most relevant series British TV has produced in recent years’
‘Informer was dynamic, funny and compassionate, an uncomfortable look at power and its abuses’.
Culture (Sunday Times)
‘So, Informer is gritty, grungy, urban (people say “bruv” a lot) but it’s also very good’
Neal Street Productions for BBC One, UK in association with all3media international
Paddy Considine, Bel Powley and Nabhaan Rizwan
Writers: Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani
Executive Producer: Nicolas Brown
Director: Jonny Campbell
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