Masterpiece Contemporary


Season 39, Episode 31 of 35

A nation teeters on the brink of civil war in this real-life political thriller about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. Seemingly doomed to failure, the secret talks were held against a backdrop of terrorism, spying, blackmail, and escalating unrest. The international cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor ("American Gangster," "Kinky Boots") as President Thabo Mbeki; William Hurt ("Damages") as Professor Will Esterhuyse; Jonny Lee Miller ("Eli Stone") as British businessman and negotiator Michael Young, Derek Jacobi ("Gosford Park") as Young's boss, and Clarke Peters ("The Wire") as Nelson Mandela.

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