The Trick is airing on BBC One tonight, with the conspiracy thriller taking us through the Climategate scandal of 2009.
The film will explore the moment that climatologists found themselves targetted by climate change deniers, and the events that followed, with Jason Watkins and Victoria Hamilton leading the star-studded cast.
The official synopsis reads: ‘Professor Phil Jones and his team of climatologists at the University of East Anglia find that their work has been hacked by climate change deniers and turned into the first big fake-news story.
‘The deniers and corporations with vested interests skillfully create the image of climate change as a conspiracy being perpetrated by academic scientists.
‘Although an inquiry concludes that there was no case for Jones and his team to answer, it has taken a decade for the public perception of the veracity of climate change to recover.’
Here is all you need to know about The Trick before it begins.
Who is in the cast of The Trick?
Jason Watkins takes on the role of Professor Phil Jones, whose team at the University realise that their hard work has been hacked by protestors, with Victoria Hamilton starring as his on-screen wife, Ruth.
Rhashan Stone plays tech expert Gareth Ellman, who helps get to the bottom of the hack.
Jerome Flynn and George MacKay join the cast as PR pros Neil Wallis and Sam Bowen respectively.
Tara Divina rounds out the line-up as police officer DS Anita Suppiah, who is tasked with investigating the cyber attack.
When does the Trick air?
The Trick airs tonight at 8.30pm on BBC One, and commands a run time of 89 minutes.
If you don’t manage to watch it live, or want to stream again, it will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer soon after.
The Trick airs tonight at 8.30pm on BBC One.
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