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National Treasure

Much-loved comedian Paul Finchley faces an accusation of rape dating back to the 1990s.

National Treasure follows Paul Finchley (Robbie Coltrane), an ageing, beloved comedian, a hero to TV audiences and peers alike, after he is arrested following an allegation of rape dating back to the 90s. 

The four-part drama follows the story from arrest through to verdict and focuses both on the investigation, and the effect of the case on Paul and his family; his wife of 40 years, Marie (Julie Walters), and his troubled daughter, Dee (Andrea Riseborough).   

The story goes behind the headlines to look at the human and emotional impact when a whole life is called into question. It explores memory, truth, age, doubt, and how well we really know ourselves and those close to us.

Watch Episodes 1 & 2 from 8.30pm on Tuesday 16 January, then episodes 3 & 4 from 8.30pm on Tuesday 23 January. 

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