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New & Exclusive Jed Mercurio Britbox Original Crime Drama Premieres Exclusively On Britbox

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Payback (New & Exclusive Britbox Original) Two Episodes Weekly Thursday 19 October 2023

By Underground Press

Published Tuesday, 10 October 2023 20:40

A gripping six-part crime thriller, Payback follows Lexie Noble (Morven ChristieThe Bay, The A Word, Ordeal by Innocence), as she becomes entangled in a perilous police operation to topple notorious crime lord Cal Morris (Peter MullanThe Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Underground Railroad, Ozark).  
With an idyllic family lifestyle in the suburbs of Edinburgh, Lexie is unaware her husband, Jared, has been laundering Cal’s illegal earnings on a vast scale. Now Jared’s every move is being monitored by financial investigators, determined to use the Noble family to bring Cal to justice. A partner in Jared’s business, Lexie is forced into working for Cal, at the same time as the police net inexorably tightens. Soon she finds herself walking a treacherous tightrope between Cal and the police in which her safety, and even her life, are in grave danger. 
Executive-produced by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard) and Madonna Baptiste (DI Ray), BritBox Original Payback was written by acclaimed screenwriter Debbie O’Malley (Call the Midwife, Humans, Harlots) and also stars Steven Macintosh (The Confessions of Frannie Langton), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster, Patrick Melrose) and Derek Riddell (Ugly Betty, Happy Valley). 

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About Payback

Lexie Noble becomes entangled in a police operation to topple a notorious crime lord, Cal Morris.