Four-part drama based on the true story of the police investigation into the poisoning of the former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko. In November 2006, Litvinenko, a former KGB officer, lies dying in a London hospital – poisoned by a mysterious radioactive substance. As police are summoned to take his statement, Litvinenko points his finger directly at the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Litvinenko’s death a few days later sparks an investigation into a chemical attack on the streets of London and a ten-year investigation between Britain and Russia to find justice for his murder.


Written by

George Kay

Directed by

Jim Field Smith


David Tennant

Margarita Levieva

Mark Bonnar

Neil Maskell

Produced by

Chris May

Richard Kerbaj

Litvinenko is sensitive and tactful, almost to a fault.

The Independent