Bertie Carvel Leads BAGHDAD CENTRAL

Baghdad Central is Channel 4's brand new thriller based around the Iraq War of 2003, starring our brilliant BERTIE CARVEL as the series lead.

The exciting six-part series is adapted from the 2014 novel of the same by American author and scholar of the Middle East, Elliott Colla. It begins on Monday 3 February at 10pm on Channel 4.

Baghdad Central tells the story of an Iraqi ex-policeman, Muhsin al-Khafaji, who is desperately trying to keep his daughter safe – having already lost his job, his house and his wife. He then finds himself attempting to track down his missing estranged daughter, a search which leads to the discovery that something very sinister is at play. 

A case of mistaken identity soon sees Khafaji become the victim of arrest and torture at the hands of the US military, but then he comes across a British ex-police officer, Frank Temple (played by Bertie) who recruits him as a police officer in the Green Zone.

Check out the trailer below and don't miss the explosive premiere on Monday night.