Factual Specials

Secrets of the Salisbury Poisonings

This is the real-life story of the Salisbury Poisonings. In March 2018, Sergei Skripal – a Russian spy recruited by MI6 – and his daughter Yulia were taken to hospital suffering from a mysterious illness. They had been poisoned by nerve agent Novichok, one of the deadliest substances on earth.

Novichok survivors Detective Nick Bailey and Charlie Rowley, the doctors and nurses who saved their lives, police on the frontline, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, and local eyewitnesses recall the events that devastated Salisbury and shocked the world, leaving one innocent woman dead and bringing relations between Russia and Britain to breaking point.’


Production Manager: Iain Pate

Genre:Factual Specials
Format:1 x 72"
Production year:2021
TX Date:December 26th 2021
Executive Producer:Donna Clark
Produced by:Lucie Crawford, Alex White
Directed by:Nick Poyntz
Series Editor:Gordon Mason ACE