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The Empty Chair

Episode 1 of 8

Powerful businesswoman Nessa Stein is thrown head-first into a game of political cat-and-mouse when a Palestinian businessman with close connections to her family's empire is killed.

1 hour

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Thu 3 Jul 2014 21:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:06

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 2 in D Minor for the Violin

    Performer: Alex Afia.
  • 00:32


    How To Disappear Completely


Role Contributor
Nessa Stein Maggie Gyllenhaal
Atika Halabi Lubna Azabal
Monica Chatwin Eve Best
Ephra Stein Andrew Buchan
Anjelica Hayden-Hoyle Lindsay Duncan
Nathaniel Bloom Tobias Menzies
Shlomo Zahary Igal Naor
Frances Pirsig Genevieve O'Reilly
Rachel Stein Katherine Parkinson
Sir Hugh Hayden-Hoyle Stephen Rea
Mustapha Shamar Alex Afia
Kasim Halabi Oliver Bodur
Waiter Jonathan Bonnici
David Thurber Stephen Boxer
Young Nessa Lois Ellington
Hannah Stein Reeve Fletcher
Magdi Muraji George Georgiou
Radio Interviewer John Humphrys
Max Boorman Martin Hutson
Mazel Stein Nicole Lopes
Young Ephra Edmond Moulton
Samir Meshal Adnan Rashed
Michael Gatz Ben Smith
Abductor Julian Spencer
Eli Stein Aidan Stephenson
Judah Ben-Shahar Nicholas Woodeson
Executive Producer Greg Brenman
Producer Abi Bach
Producer Hugo Blick
Director Hugo Blick
Writer Hugo Blick


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