Hard Sun (BBC-1 2018, Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn)

Hard Sun (BBC-1 2018, Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn)


Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic crime show set in contemporary London. Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko are detectives who, while investigating a murder in the inner city, stumble upon proof that the world faces certain destruction - in five years.

It’s a terrifying reality that the British government is urgently trying to suppress. Hicks and Renko find themselves pursued by ruthless Security Service operatives, who are trying to kill them in order to keep secret the truth about the mysterious cosmic event. The pair must use every bit of their ingenuity to protect themselves and those they love.

When the classified dossier is made public the government quickly discredits the story as a hoax and fear largely subsides. But the story never entirely goes away. Hard Sun is still out there - in a thousand online forums, supported by conspiracy theorists and the dispossessed on the fringes of society and the internet. And as the murderers, the abusers, the serial killers, the cult leaders start to come out of the woodwork, it’s up to Hicks and Renko to take them down. But what does justice mean in the face of Armageddon?

Initially you think you are in for an epic chase thriller but it's more along the lines of a story of the week procedural, albeit one that does keep edging towards the fact that the end is nigh.

crew details

  • Writer: Neil Cross

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production info

  • Year of Release: 2018
  • Country: UK | BBC One
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 6x60 minutes

Jim Sturgess

Detective Charlie Hicks

Agyness Deyn

Detective Elaine Renko

Nikki Amuka-Bird

Grace Morrigan

Derek Riddell

DCS Roland Bell

Jojo Macari

Daniel Renko

Varada Sethu

DS Mishal Ali

Owain Arthur

DS Keith Greener

Aisling Bea

Mari Butler

Richard Coyle

Thom Blackwood