BBC Commission ’24 Style’ Drama

March 16, 2010 by  
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The BBC have commissioned a 24-style real-time drama called the siege, according to corporation bosses.

While Jack Bauer is foiling the latest plot to assasinate every last member of the UN’s Security Council, the Beeb’s new four part drama will revolve around a botched kidnap attempt in a London secondary school.

Holding 100 civilians hostage, the kidnappers demand the release of a notorious war criminal from a British jail. When the Government stands firm, the siege takes hold.

“After developing the original Five Days and seeing the viewers’ appetite for contemporary television events, the logical next step seemed to play out a drama in real time on consecutive nights and Kate Brooke is the perfect writer to take on such a challenge,” said executive producer Simon Curtis.