The Salisbury Poisonings

Dramatisation starring Anne Marie Duff and Rafe Spall, based on true events of the 2018 Novichok poisonings which saw Salisbury become the site of an unprecedented national emergency.

The three part series examines the extraordinary heroism shown by Salisbury’s community during the public health crisis that followed, capturing the bravery, resilience and, in some cases, personal tragedy of the unsuspecting locals.

Production was based at the Studios from October to December 2019 whilst filming took place in Bristol supported by the city’s Film Office. and other South West locations including Salisbury, Weston Super Mare, Clevedon and Malmesbury.


  • Format: TV

  • Genre: Drama, Fact-based

  • Released: 2020

  • Channel: BBC One

  • Production company: Dancing Ledge Productions

  • Writers: Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson

  • Director: Saul Dibb

  • Producers: Karen Lewis