The Last Enemy
Character: David Russell
Original Release: February 17, 2008 (UK)
Directed by: Iain B. MacDonald
Written by: Peter Berry
Produced by: Gub Neal, Rebecca Eaton
Distributed by: BBC 1
Running Time: 85 minutes (Episode 1); 60 minutes (Episodes 2–5)

Researcher Dr. Stephen Ezard returns home to the UK after the reported death of his brother, Michael Ezard, only to find that his widow, Yasim Anwar, is harboring a wanted yet deathly ill illegal immigrant. Yasim, on the rebound from her husband's death, becomes very intimate with Stephen.

But after the death of Yasim's immigrant friend, she disappears with the body, leaving more questions than answers. Stephen is then hired as a consultant and promoter of a new computer system, T.I.A. (Total Information Awareness). Using his expert computer skills, he secretly tracks down Yasim, unaware that he is a pawn in a government conspiracy.

Cast & Characters

Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Ezard), Anamaria Marinca (Yasim Anwar), Max Beesley (Michael Ezard), Eva Birthistle (Eleanor Brooke), Geraldine James (Barbara Turney), David Harewood (Patrick Nye), Alex Caan (Haman), Christopher Fulford (George Gibbon), Alina Ioana Serban (Nadir), Ovidiu Niculescu (Bepa), San Shella (Andrew Wilcox), Paul Higgins (Professor Lawrence Cooper), Emil Hostina (Vucevic), Rupert Procter (Lane), David Calder (Lord Cawston), Inika Leigh Wright (Charlotte Nye), Tom Fisher (Andrew Batz), James Lance (Bryan Holland), Kieran O'Brien (Wafa), Chipo Chung (Lucy Fox), Nicholas Sidi (Professor John Moreton), Mircea Caraman (Dark Glasses), Nicola Stapleton (Caroline Scott)

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Episode Guide
1x01 - "Episode #1.1" (original airdate: February 17, 2008)
Stephen Ezard returns home from China for his brother's funeral and finds himself drawn into an intrigue when he tries to determine the circumstances of his death.
1x02 - "Episode #1.2" (original airdate: February 24, 2008)
Stephen continues his search for Yasim as two groups track his movements, T.I.A. marketing intensifies at Parliament, and an unexpected illegal debarks at the port.
1x03 - "Episode #1.3" (original airdate: March 2, 2008)
Russell saves Yasim and Stephen against his better judgment, the government becomes suspicious of Stephen, an unexpected player joins the game.
1x04 - "Episode #1.4" (original airdate: March 9, 2008)
Stephen deals with a rival for Yasim's affections and sudden homelessness after his identity is removed from the database.
1x05 - "Episode #1.5" (original airdate: March 16, 2008)
As Stephen finally pieces together the conspiracy, Michael's illness worsens and another moves to tie up all the loose ends.

Filming Locations:
  • Battersea Power Station, Battersea, London, England, UK
  • Castel Film Studios, Bucharest, Romania
  • Highgate, London, England, UK
  • In the scenes at the 'Office' and Laboratory the extra's are all actual scientists. Using them meant that regular extras didn't need to be put through Health and Safety training as the scenes were shot in an actual working University Science Laboratory.

Awards & Nominations

Satellite Awards - Best Miniseries
Satellite Awards - Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV - Benedict Cumberbatch

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