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The Paring Knife

Episode 8 of 8

Hayden-Hoyle uncovers that Nessa has been manipulated both by people close to her and by governments intent on exploiting her work. A thrilling climax in the desert wastelands sees Nessa fighting to save both her life and that of the kidnapped child as she attempts to make her way home.

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Thu 21 Aug 2014 21:00

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  • Cat Power

    Troubled Waters


Role Contributor
Nessa Stein Maggie Gyllenhaal
Atika Halabi Lubna Azabal
Monica Chatwin Eve Best
Writer Hugo Blick
Producer Abi Bach
Producer Hugo Blick
Executive Producer Greg Brenman
Director Hugo Blick
Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle Lindsay Duncan
Dame Julia Walsh Janet McTeer
Shlomo Zahary Igal Naor
Rachel Stein Katherine Parkinson
Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle Stephen Rea
Kasim Halabi Oliver Bodur
Secretary of State Lachele Carl
Robert Hardy Christian Contreras
Young Nessa Stein Lois Ellington
Hannah Stein Reeve Fletcher
Magdi Muraji George Georgiou
Daniel Borgoraz Paul Herzberg
Max Boorman Martin Hutson
Mazel Stein Nicole Lopes
Brigadier Harlan Berkoff Martin McDougall
Zahid Al-Zahid Nasser Memarzia
Eli Stein Aidan Stephenson
Reaper Analyst Dominic Tighe
IDF Border Patrol Taoufik Jennanni


Special effects supervisor Ed Smith on creating Episode 2's most shocking scene

Special effects supervisor Ed Smith on creating Episode 2's most shocking scene

Find out how he created the blood-soaked scene.