Roadkill: With Hugh Laurie, Helen McCrory, Olivia Vinall, Jennifer Hennessy. Politician Peter Laurence's private life is falling apart. Shamelessly untroubled by guilt or remorse, he seeks to further his own agenda whilst others plot to bring him down. Can he out-run his own secrets to win the...
David Hare, and directed by Michael Keillor. It was first broadcast on BBC One on 18 October 2020.
The series stars Hugh Laurie as a self-made, forceful and charismatic politician positioned in the cabinet as Justice Minister whose public and private life seems to be falling apart – or rather is being picked apart by his enemies.
Hugh Laurie plays Peter Laurence, a self-made Conservative Party minister who "embodies the fictional future of the Conservative party".
Peter's life seems to be falling apart, or is being picked apart by enemies, but as personal revelations about Peter emerge, he seeks to further his own agenda. With others plotting to bring him down, Peter is untroubled by guilt or remorse as he attempts to out-run his enemies and his past, with his eyes on the ultimate political prize.