June 22, 1989 on UK TV: Traffik

Traffik-1989Traffik is a British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers, dealers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama.

It starred Bill Paterson as Jack Lithgow, a Scottish Home Office minister in the United Kingdom government engaged in combating heroin importation from Pakistan, and Julia Ormond as his drug addicted daughter Caroline.

The six-part serial was produced by Britain’s Channel 4, written by Simon Moore and directed by Alastair Reid. [Wikipedia]

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