Flood - TV2 Mini-Series - Wednesday August 22

Wednesday August 22, 8.30pm

The new TV2 mini-series, Flood, will captivate viewers over two weeks (Wednesdays at 8.30pm) as we watch a natural disaster wreak havoc in Britain with the Thames River flooding London.

It is a bright autumn morning and London shines in all its glory – its architecture, its iconic river and the impressive edifice of the Thames Barrier gleaming in the sunlight. Meanwhile, in Scotland, a storm of hurricane proportions crashes into the coast, devastating the sleepy town of Wick. Mountainous tides barrel mercilessly along the North Coast of Britain, heading for London. However, the authorities remain sceptical that nature could deal any blow that London’s Thames Barrier, the largest fixed tidal defence in the world, could not withstand. But the reality is that the storm and seasonal high seas will soon converge in the Thames causing a colossal surge, big enough to flood London.
Rob Morrison, (Robert Carlyle – Full Monty, Trainspotting) head of Atlantis Engineering, is just back from holiday and he’s annoyed to be called to the Thames Barrier for a maintenance check. His ex-wife, Sam, (Jesslyn Gilsig – Nip/Tuck) the Barrier’s Director of Operations, is the last person he wants to see. Meanwhile, his estranged father, engineering genius Professor Leonard Morrison (Tom Courtenay – Dr Zhivago, Nicholas Nickleby) is desperately attempting to contact the Barrier high command with a warning about the potential ineffectiveness of the structure.

Upon receiving the news that a colleague has drowned during the devastation at Wick and with soaring water levels and a unique set of weather conditions closing in, Rob realises that his father’s worst predictions are coming true. Rob, Sam and Leonard must put aside their personal differences to mount an operation to save London from certain destruction. After a dramatic forecast of the devastation to come from crisis control centre, COBRA, headed by Patricia Nash, (Joanne Whalley – Scandal, The Virgin Queen), the Deputy Prime Minister (David Suchet – A Perfect Murder) finally begins the evacuation of the capital. Is it too late? Reports indicate that transport systems throughout the capital will come to a standstill in four hours and anyone left behind will have no way out. As a pillar of authority, Nash faces difficult decisions, knowing that her own daughters are lost in the heart of the city.

Then, the unthinkable happens: the Barrier is overwhelmed by an immense and terrifying surge. Water flows into London at a terrifying rate and volume, causing panic in the Underground as the torrent cascades through the tunnels. Thousands of trapped passengers are drowned. The devastation continues as the city’s landmarks – Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Big Ben – are all submerged. Eight million Londoners are about to become heroes or victims as they struggle to survive the biggest disaster Britain’s capital has ever faced.

Flood is a dramatic mini-series featuring dynamic special effects, and screens in two parts – Wednesday August 22 and Wednesday August 29 at 8.30pm on TV2.

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