Mind Hackers

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A new drama by Lou Stein inspired by the phone hacking scandal.

Jessica Brown-Findlay (Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey) stars as ambitious media lawyer Hayley Schaffer. When she begins to suspect that a daily newspaper is illegally obtaining information about one of her clients, she pushes the boundaries of legality to defend her client and advance her career. She locks horns with her former lover and mentor, newspaper lawyer Paul Madsen (played by Anthony Head), in an effort to uncover the truth behind the scandal. But Paul has reasons of his own to encourage her to ditch her evidence.

The office of Rex Kingsley, the publicity agent whom Hayley represents (played by actor/comedian Owen Brenman) is the circus-like backdrop to the psychological battle which ensues between Hayley and Paul. He is the wizard behind the gamesmanship of lawyers, newspaper hacks, and celebrity clients.

Olivier-Award winning actress Marcia Warren also stars as Hayley's wily and dry-humoured grandmother.

Written and Directed by Lou Stein

Producer: Lucinda Mason Brown

Sound Editor: David Chilton

A Goldhawk Essential production for BBC Radio 4.