DVD/Blu-ray: Blackout (15)

Tom Green (175mins)

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Christopher Eccelston has never been afraid to play unsympathetic characters and he's at it again in Bill Gallagher's feverish three-part thriller, playing a drunken, corrupt councillor who on an all-night bender cheats on this long-suffering wife (Dervla Kirwan) and batters a building contractor (David Hayman). The next day he throws himself in front of an assassin's bullet heading towards a witness about to testify against a local drugs gang. The country proclaims him a hero, but they don't know his violent secret yet. A gripping British TV thriller.

 

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