Cast Unveiled For BBC1 Drama The Fuse

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Dervla Kirwan and Ewen Bremner have joined Christopher Eccleston in the cast of The Fuse, a four-part drama for BBC1, written by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise To Candleford, The Prisoner) and produced by Red.

The Fuse follows Daniel Demoys (Eccleston), a man who has gone from being an idealistic young man with a desire to make the world a better place, to a corrupt council official. By a twist of fate, he ends up being a front-running candidate for Mayor at the same time he may be guilty of committing a murder while drunk.

Commenting, Eccleston said: “Bill Gallagher has written a fantastic four episode drama about obsession, addiction and redemption. I’m very excited about the role of Daniel and to be working with Red and BBC1”.

“I am excited to be working on another Bill Gallagher script,” added Nicola Shindler, Executive Producer, Red. “He has written a compelling, morally complex thriller with a very recognisable family at its core. We are going to make an accessible, honest and stylish drama”.

The Fuse was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller, Drama Commissioning, and Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One. The producer is Matthew Bird (Death In Paradise, The Street) and director is Tom Green (Misfits, Kid). Executive Producers are Christopher Aird for BBC, Nicola Shindler for Red and Bill Gallagher. Filming has started and will take place on location in Liverpool and Manchester, for Spring 2012.