Bafta-Nominated Babou Ceesay co-leads BBC’s Dark Money which features a brilliant cast of British Black talent.
Written by the BAFTA-nominated writer of Damilola, Our Loved Boy, Levi David Addai; and directed by Lewis Arnold (Broadchurch, Humans), Dark Money tells the fictional story of The Mensahs, an ordinary working-class family from North London whose youngest son has recently finished filming a major Hollywood movie role. But Manny (Ceesay) and Sam’s (Jill Halfpenny) world is shattered when Isaac reveals he was abused whilst out in America by a renowned filmmaker.
Although guilt-ridden, the family decide to accept a substantial pay-off to keep silent, believing the money will help start a new life, enable them to heal and avoid the publicity hell of pressing charges against a celebrity. But the damage runs deep, and the cost of remaining silent may be too high.
Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead, Chewing Gum), Ellen Thomas (Teachers, EastEnders), Arnold Oceng (The Good Lie), and Gary Beadle (EastEnders) also star.
Dark Money is commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content. Produced by The Forge Entertainment, Dark Money is a 4×60’ drama series written by Levi David Addai for BBC One. Executive Producers are George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge, Lucy Richer for BBC One and Levi David Addai. Producer is Erika Hossington.
Dark Money will begin on Monday 8th July at 9pm on BBC1