Baghdad Central TV Series Overview (2020)


Introduction

Baghdad Central is a British crime thriller television series set in Iraq and first broadcast in 2020.

It was based on the 2014 novel by Elliott Colla, and adapted by Stephen Butchard.

Outline

The series is set in Iraq in 2003, shortly after the ousting of Saddam Hussein. It centres on a former policeman, Muhsin al-Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter), as he tries to find his missing daughter, Sawsan (Leem Lubany). He is mistakenly arrested and tortured by United States troops but then recruited by a former British policeman, Frank Temple (Bertie Carvel), to become a police officer in the Green Zone.

Cast

  • Waleed Zuaiter as Muhsin al-Khafaji.
  • Bertie Carvel as Frank Temple.
  • Clara Khoury as Professor Zubeida Rashid.
  • Leem Lubany as Sawsan.
  • July Namir as Mrouj.
  • Tawfeek Barhom.
  • Charlotte Spencer.
  • Corey Stoll as John Parodi.
  • Neil Maskell as Douglas Evans.
  • Fady Elsayed as Ibrahim Jabani (recurring role).

Baghdad Central Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Alice Troughton … (3 episodes, 2020).
    • Ben A. Williams … (3 episodes, 2020).
  • Producer(s):
    • Arij Al-Soltan … associate producer (6 episodes, 2020).
    • Khadija Alami … line producer (6 episodes, 2020).
    • Jonathan Curling … producer (6 episodes, 2020).
    • Stephen Butchard … executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Kate Harwood … executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Louisa Rawlins … line producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
    • Stephen Butchard … (creator and writer) (6 episodes, 2020).
    • Elliott Colla … (novel) (6 episodes, 2020).
    • Mahmood Jumaah … (writer) (1 episode, 2020).
  • Music:
    • H. Scott Salinas … (6 episodes, 2020).
  • Cinematography:
    • Dale Elena McCready … (3 episodes, 2020).
    • Christophe Nuyens … (unknown episodes).
  • Editor(s):
    • Sam White … (3 episodes, 2020).
    • Philip Kloss … (2 episodes, 2020).
    • Josh Mallalieu … (1 episode, 2020).
  • Production:
    • Euston Films.
  • Distributor(s):
    • ARTE (2021) (Germany) (TV).
    • ARTE (2021) (France) (TV).
    • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (2020) (Canada) (TV).
    • Channel 4 Television Corporation (all media).
    • Disney+ (2021) (UK) (video) (VOD).
    • Fremantle Media International (all media).
    • Hulu (2020) (USA) (TV) (internet).
    • Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (2020) (Australia) (TV).
  • Release Date: 03 February 2020 to 09 March 2020.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (47 minutes minus adverts).
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English and Arabic.

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