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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (448)

Blackout was a gripping drama series from BBC One that first aired in 2012. The show was set in the Welsh town of Caerphilly and starred a strong cast including Andrew Scott, Branka Katic, Christopher Eccleston, Danny Sapani, David Hayman, Dervla Kirwan, Ewen Bremner, Karl Collins, Lorenzo Rodriguez, Lyndsey Marshal, MyAnna Buring, Oliver Woollford, Olivia Cooke, Rebecca Callard, and Stuart McQuarrie.

The show revolved around the story of Daniel Demoys (played by Christopher Eccleston), a corrupt city council officer who is caught up in a web of deceit and betrayal after a sinister incident. The incident is his own fault and it sees him embroiled in a cover-up that threatens to destroy his life and the lives of those around him. This cover-up ultimately leads to a massive power outage in Caerphilly, plunging the town into darkness and chaos.

One of the main characters in the show is Dalien Bevan (played by Andrew Scott), an investigative journalist who becomes the focus of the story after the blackout. Dalien is a morally driven character, obsessed with exposing the corruption and wrongdoing in the town. He becomes the voice of the people as he tries to uncover the truth behind the power outage and the cover-up that caused it.

Another key character in the show is police detective Griffin (played by Danny Sapani). Griffin is determined to find out the truth about the blackout and the corrupt actions that caused it. He, like Dalien, is driven by his desire to help the people and do what is right.

Daniel's family also play a significant role in the show, with his wife Alex (played by Dervla Kirwan) and his brother-in-law Jerry (played by Ewen Bremner) coming under fire as the fallout from the blackout and the cover-up continues to spiral out of control. Daniel's son Charlie (played by Lorenzo Rodriguez) and daughter Lucy (played by Lyndsey Marshal) are also key characters in the show, as is Daniel's estranged sister Ruth (played by Rebecca Callard).

The show skillfully explores themes of corruption, betrayal, and the fight for justice. With strong acting, a gripping plot, and superb direction, Blackout is a must-watch for fans of dramas with a dark and intense edge. It is a powerful commentary on the human condition and the lengths people will go to in order to protect themselves and their families.

Fans of Andrew Scott will be impressed by his performance as the passionate and driven Dalien Bevan. He gives a standout performance that showcases his range as an actor and cements his place as one of the most talented actors of his generation.

Overall, Blackout is a captivating and compelling drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. It is a must-watch for fans of tense, character-driven dramas with a strong social commentary. With a talented cast, brilliantly crafted plot, and excellent direction, this is a show that will stay with you long after you have finished watching it.

Blackout is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on July 2, 2012.

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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
January 28, 2021
Michael finally puts the pieces together as Annemie goes to confront the kidnapper. She learns that the motive behind the blackout is tied to her past political decisions, but her only concern is saving her daughter. Is she too late?
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
January 17, 2021
Annemie receives another call from the kidnapper who accuses her of lying. Michael gets a significant lead on Elke's location and the identity of her kidnapper is revealed, but someone very close to Annemie could also be involved.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
January 1, 2020
As Annemie tries to figure out how the kidnapper knew about the investigation, she gets a demand from him to tell the truth. What would happen if she came clean about the blackout? And is the kidnapper someone from their inner circle?
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
January 1, 2020
After Annemie makes her first public appearance to address the blackout and the future of energy in Belgium, she and Michael get caught in a gunfight with the Kurdish resistance fighters, and she gets a warning from Elke's kidnapper.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 1, 2020
The intention for the stolen mox is revealed, but one of the key players is dead. Annemie goes on the offensive against Erwin but is met with another obstacle. There is a major change in Belgium's blackout status, but Elke's status remains unknown.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 1, 2020
Lana tries to find Rico and learns of a new connection to the nuclear plant. Charlotte confesses to Annemie that Erwin might be constructing a new power plant. When a body is found at the perpetrator's hideout, Annemie prepares for the worst.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
December 13, 2020
Annemie has decided to do something about the blackout but when she gets stonewalled, she suspects political sabotage. Meanwhile, Nathalie starts to suspect that Michael is hiding something about Elke. Is Charlotte hiding something too?
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 16, 2012
Daniel is faced with a tough dilemma. He either has to confront the dark forces at work in the political machine and put his family's safety at risk or play the game and live with the consequences. Sylvie has no choice but to face up to reality, while Bevan's life hangs in the balance. Daniel finds out more about the extent of the cover-up. Ruth makes some surprising discoveries of her own.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
July 9, 2012
Daniel becomes mayor and embarks on his quest for redemption. Sylvie seeks help from Daniel. Ruth starts to piece together the truth about her father. Detective Bevan is suspicious of the Pulis investigation and becomes drawn into a web of lies.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
July 2, 2012
In the series opener, Daniel awakens from an alcoholic blackout to discover he has beaten a man to the brink of death. He seeks to find his sister Lucy, a lawyer, for help. In doing so, he takes a bullet in an effort to protect during a drive by shooting.
Where to Watch Blackout
Blackout is available for streaming on the BBC One website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Blackout on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV, Crackle and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    July 2, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (448)