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The Trick

Conspiracy thriller based on the events of the 'Climategate' scandal in 2009. A university professor and his team find that their work has been hacked by climate change deniers.

Conspiracy thriller based on the events of the 'Climategate' scandal in 2009. Professor Phil Jones and his team of climatologists at the University of East Anglia find that their work has been hacked by climate change deniers and turned into the first big fake-news story. The deniers and corporations with vested interests skillfully create the image of climate change as a conspiracy being perpetrated by academic scientists.

Although an inquiry concludes that there was no case for Jones and his team to answer, it has taken a decade for the public perception of the veracity of climate change to recover.

10 months left to watch

1 hour, 29 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Mon 18 Oct 2021 20:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Phil Jones Jason Watkins
Ruth Jones Victoria Hamilton
Sam Bowen George MacKay
Barrymore Bowen Sam Cox
Neil Wallis Jerome Flynn
Trevor Davies Aneirin Hughes
Edward Acton Adrian Edmondson
Stella Acton Pooky Quesnel
Writer Owen Sheers
Director Pip Broughton
Producer Adrian Bate
Executive Producer Owen Sheers
Executive Producer Ben Irving
Production Company Vox Pictures

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